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To plant or not to plant

The question may be, to plant potatoes or not to plant potatoes, but the answer will always depend on the weather. Spring is a busy time down on the farm, especially when the sun is out, as you might have noticed driving through the countryside lately. My brother, Trevor, has been busy planting potatoes when…

Arrivederci & Mille Grazie Giro!

  Did you go and watch the Giro when it was in town? I hope you did. Maybe you managed to get elusive tickets to the team presentation or wore pink to work or were lucky enough to see the peloton pass through your local village. The weather wasn’t ideal for the riders but the…

Purple Rain goes PINK for Giro d’Italia

The countdown to the Grande Partenza of the Giro d’Italia is well and truly on hence various parts of Northern Ireland turning pink – everything from buildings and shop fronts to sheep and horses in county Antrim. Purple Rain has even gone pink with owner, Rebecca McConnell, volunteering in the media centre. Today, clad with…

The art of delivering a good speech

Last night the coveted Oscars ceremony took place in Los Angeles, as ever a star studded event bringing together the very best of Holywood and the movie industry. Amongst the decisions about which designer dress/tux to wear, what way to style their hair and who to bring as guests, the award nominees will also have…

This week I finally got around to doing a spot of DIY, something that I had been planning for quite some time. I had bought a colourful floral canvas and matching linen last year and various other bits and pieces to redecorate a room. With one thing and another it’s taken me this long to…

Why Purple Rain?

Why did I call my PR consultancy Purple Rain? There are many reasons, but before you ask, no, it’s not because I am a massive Prince fan. If I am being honest, I actually prefer ‘Raspberry beret’ from his vast repertoire. The story begins back in 2006 when I began to work in the communications…

New Zealand wins Rugby 7s & Garda take women’s title at WPFG Belfast

After two days Rugby 7s action at Queens Sport (DUB), it was time for finals day to determine the 2013 WPFG men from the boys, and women from the girls. All the matches took place on the Arena meaning the spectators could enjoy the match whatever the weather under the roof. It started off dry…

Rugby 7s make some noise at QUB DUB for WPFG

The sun was shining in South Belfast today as rugby 7s WPFG action continued at Queens University’s DUB playing fields. Twenty nine matches were being played on two different pitches covering four leagues: men’s division 1, men’s division 2A and 2B and the women’s league. Rugby 7s is played 7 minutes a side with 7…

World class venue at Kilbroney Park for WPFG Mountain Biking

Day two of my volunteering with #wpfgmediateam and I found myself at a familiar venue but covering yet another unfamiliar sport – Cross country Mountain biking at Kilbroney Park in Rostrevor. A native of South Down, I have long adored the beautiful views available in the forest park but the competitors today will have been…

WPFG 2013: 2020 Cricket

My first day of volunteering action on the WPFG Social Media team, known in the Twitter trade as #wpfgsocialteam, took me to Shaw’s Bridge on the outskirts of Belfast, where the PSNI team where to face Sri Lanka Customs Veterans in their 2020 cricket match. An avid tennis fan, I confess to not watching or…

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