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10 Green Questions With Comedian Eric Lalor

Well thanks God for laughter. I’d be on my knees [or sold them] right now if I really listened to everything I hear.

Regarding Eric Lalor, I could not have met a finer gentleman nor a funnier man. Meet one of Dublins hardest working comics and his thoughts on gardening amongst many other topics….  pure gold!

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10 Green Questions with… Comedian Morgan Jones

It’s been a long while since I did 10 Green Questions and I was honoured when Morgan Jones gave me a call mid week to meet up….

I needed something to make me smile and I could not have asked for more….

More details over on culch.ie

niall mellon township trust gardeners weekend

and what a weekend it turned out to be…. It was amazing.

To say I was blown away by peoples generosity is an understatement. Whether it was time, money or simply calling to wish only the very best  – thank you all so much. You really did and will make such a difference. From my heart thank you! The *thank you* list here could only be endless so… if I have forgotten to mention you please hollar… you really do deserve it…

The setting of the Garden Exhibition Centre was always a great start and the sun made a very welcome appearance. Saturday started really well highlighted with 2 garden lectures. One from myself and the second from nice guy and fellow garden designer Damien Keane. But Sunday left most mesmerised when The Riptide Movement played the second tier of the mountain side based centre. Kilquade certainly came to life 😉

But it didn’t stop there… Dawn Ashton was also there creating amazing mosaics with the children. These will be brought to South Africa and used to decorate the walls of the garden. The staff of the Centre and so many garden designers turned out in their droves simply to be on hand to give out free advice where necessary.

Isn’t it amazing when an entire industry arrives to support such an amazing cause. Even Dominic Loughran, head of operations for the Niall Mellon Township Trust turned up with his entire family – and he flying out to S.A. today!

I think the video summises it so very well…

to donate or to see how much was raised click here 🙂

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how green is….. jack wise

courtesy of the boys who brought you the Street Performers World Championships I had the honour to meet Jack Wise. Of course Jack wasn’t going anywhere near this weblog unless he was willing to talk green.  Here’s how I got on…

ps: do watch until the *very* end of the video….. 😉

Big thanks here to Darragh Doyle and his team.

10 things to make you happy…

oh happy days...

oh happy days...

I had written a list of [10] garden posts that were relevant to the people of Ballyboughal over here and I’d also given a list of the top 10 garden posts you liked the most. That aside, and with 8 odd weeks to Christmas this is my Top 10 thing to make you happy… or at the very least make you smile! You know where to come if you get stuck!

[ps the reason for doing this is because of george lee this… and I believe life is good… I dont have a gizillion dollar$… but life is good! If you’re smile isn’t as big as it normally should be… then this is for you enjoy! 😉

and finally….

UPDATE: the illustrated friar blog has done one over there
Sinéad has done a really happy cool one over here
Iced Coffe Phil has 10 happy things over there
winds and breezes has spectaularly going on over here
and Marie has it all smelling of roses over here at the strange quark 🙂
AND donna over at another nightmair blog just popped up with another bundle of happiness [i like no.9 😉 ]
…of course ballyboughal had to have my personal top 10 happy things ….

John isn’t happy at all…. and you can of course leave yours as a comment if you wish…