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Instagram vs. reality in Farming…

23rd March 2018

I want to talk about Instagram vs. reality. I like to think that my Instagram/blog depicts the realities of farming life, that is…to a certain extent. What I mean is, when I’m having a really down day, for one reason or another, I probably won’t post about it. This is because I like to think of my blog/social media as a positive place, and I don’t want to overshare my problems/be seen to be moaning. I would say that I…

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My online Agricultural College…

28th January 2018

Oh Hi! It’s my first blog in a little while…first of 2018 in fact – better make it good…no pressure then! So I’m going to be a bit serious in this one. I want to talk a bit about the internet today – and how ruddy lucky we all are that in order to find out things, we don’t have to go and root around in a dusty old encyclopedia or load up a CDROM of Encarter 96′ we simply…

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Getting festive with Dubarry of Ireland

17th December 2017

There are some brands that always appear on my Christmas list, and Dubarry is definitely one of them. My love affair began with Dubarry almost 10 years ago when my parents bought me my pair of the classic & iconic Galways. I remember that I wore them the whole of Christmas Day, and then Boxing day…and the day after (you get the jist) and I still have them to this day. In my older years I have tried to be good…

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Rambling with TOG24

30th November 2017

Over this past year it has become more and more apparent just how important having a good old walk is for my mental and physical health. Having swapped my office job for an outdoor one it has made a huge different to how I feel on a daily basis and that is down to being out in the fresh air day in day out. Walking/rambling is something that we can all do each day in some form. Whether it’s choosing…

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Men’s Gift Guide: The Fashion Edit

29th November 2017

Under £50 Tog24 Beanie – £16 2. Tog24 Bottle – £20 3. Regatta Bobble hat – £7.50 (in the sale) 4. Finistere socks – £16 5. Barbour scarf set – £49.99 Under £100 6. Barbour slippers – £54.95 7. Finistere shirt – £95 8. Toggi Jumper – £50 9. Timberland backpack – £60 Under £350 10. Grays Country Gifts – £225 11. Barbour boots – £95 12. Toggi Field Coat – £330 13. Toggi Tweed Blazer – £250 13. Musto…

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Autumnal Favourites

29th October 2017

Everyone loves Autumn. You only have to scroll through Instagram littered with cosy fireplace shots, orange hues of leaf shedding trees and copious amounts of pumpkins to know this. I, very unoriginally, also love Autumn. It has always been my favourite season (I liked it first before it was even cool….) CLEARLY I’m joking btw. This Autumn has really been special to me. Its because it marks a year (yesterday to the day in fact) that I started work as…

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My top picks from the Ariat A/W Collection…

15th October 2017

Since farming I have come across alot of brands that are new to me. Ariat is one of them. If you don’t know, Ariat are a global equestrian and countrywear brand and specialise in garments that are not only, good quality products, but technically very built for the job. I’ve been really impressed with the fact that all of the pieces that I have been testing out are all so durable and I can see that they will really last…

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The Toggi A/W Collection Part 1

28th September 2017

At the end of August, along with some other bloggers, I got a chance to visit Toggi HQ and preview the upcoming A/W Collection. It felt slightly unusual to be looking forward to Christmas in August, but I embraced the festive feels and came away from the day feeling so excited to don some cosy coats and scarves and hats. Not to mention how ruddy LOVELY all of the Toggi team were. We were taken through the new collection by…

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Why you need the Toggi ‘Luella’ wax jacket in your life…

12th September 2017

So there are just items of clothing, things that you buy and instantly know that you’re going to wear ALL the time. This jacket is one of those things (Click here for link). I flipping love it. The fit, the colour, the material, and the fact that it is WATERPROOF aaaaand warm. The lining is also gorgeous too. Whenever I wear this jacket, I always get compliments. I think its because its a different colour to most wax jackets on…

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A classic yellow raincoat from Lazy Jacks

15th May 2017

Anyone who follows me on insta will know how much love I have for raincoats. There is something nostalgic about wearing a classic raincoat/mac that brings me back to being a small child. A bit like donning a pair of dungarees, or a little backpack! I was recently looking back at old childhood photos and it made me laugh how little my dress sense has changed in the past 30 years! Give me a stripey top, a bright raincoat and…

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Things I miss about city life…

23rd April 2017

We’re 3/4 of the way through lambing at the moment, and I’m actually writing this post amidst the orphan pen, so I can keep an eye on them and get some blogging done…rule no.1 in farming – multitasking you see. Lambing is a whole other post so I’ll save the deets until then, but for now I just wanted to talk about some of the things I’m missing from life before farming. I’ve found the last few weeks particularly challenging…

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