The art of survival (and video games)

(Originally posted in 2014. Updated and edited November 2020) When I first got into foraging, it was because of one thing: survival and one of the most unusual reasons why I love food so much is my fascination with wild food and living off the land. I’m a geek at heart, and when it comes…

Word of Mouth: Escape with a Day of Fabulous Food Trails

This week I was delighted to be invited on a Fabulous Food Trail (FFT) in Dublin city. Our guide for the day was Eveleen Coyle, founder and lead guide at FFT and a Dublin-native herself. Winner of the Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2015, I was excited to head on the food tour, despite the drizzling…

Top 15 Networking Tips for Introverts

Networking isn’t easy. It can take up a lot of your time and it’s hard to keep pitching over and over again. As introverts, it can also be a grueling process. I’m a naturally introverted person, which for me means that networking and heading to events can sap a colossal amount of energy out of me. Not…

Pub Etiquette: Why it’s ok not to get into buying rounds

“Drink anyone? I’ll buy this round” When it comes to a night out with a big group of friends, there’s a big chance that you will all get stuck into making the long slog back from the bar with several drinks in hand. Before you’ve even looked at your own wallet or thought about how…

Top Eight Movies for Wine Lovers

Picture the scene: the fire is lit and you’re tucked up in your warmest clothes; it’s raining outside, and all you have is a bottle of your favourite wine (be it red, white or even orange!). It’s perfect. There’s nothing I love more than sitting back with a good film or documentary, and really easing…

Word of Mouth: Inspiration aplenty at the Waterford Harvest Festival

A last minute notion struck my Mam and I to head down to Waterford for the weekend for their annual Harvest Festival, that was in conjunction with Grow it Yourself (GIY) International. A celebration of food heritage and culture aimed to suit all tastes, the harvest festival has been around since pagan times acting as…

The Lowdown on Rations in Metal Gear Solid

Warning: Contains spoilers for the Metal Gear Solid series One of the main items to be found in Metal Gear Solid are possibly Snake’s best friend, rations. In fact these recovery items appear in every MGS game. The item usually recovers a substantial amount of health or stamina and are designed to resemble rations that…