Monthly Archives: July 2013

GORMANSTON: Monday lunch break

In the interval between lectures I strolled along the yew cloister, always a wonderful experience, and then went to the castle to see whether the bees in the tower had survived the winter.  They had and were flying strongly. I … Continue reading

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GORMANSTON MONDAY; 2nd Lecture

HEALTHY BEEKEEPING by Flemming Vejsnaes Again, this was a powerpoint in the dark so I had difficulty taking notes. Flemming has a speedy style too, so I found it difficult to note the last point while attending to the next, … Continue reading

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GORMANSTON: Monday’s first lecture

I went along to the main hall for the first lecture: Keith Pierce on ‘Autumn to Spring’ and bagged myself a seat in the front row.  Keith was using a powerpoint presentation and, unfortunately, the stewards turned the lights out.  … Continue reading

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GORMANSTON- MONDAY MORNING (part 1)

I was up at 7ish and made my way to the ablutions.  For some strange reason the toilets, showers and washroom at the end of our corrridor were labelled as being for females only; those for chaps being on the … Continue reading

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GORMANSTON: GETTING THERE

I’ve spent sooo much time sitting around in airports!  A pal drove me to Exeter on Sunday afternoon, getting there at about 4.30 for an expected take off at 6.50.  There was a delay of an hour and so it … Continue reading

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Post Gormanston

I am sat here for about 7 hours in Dublin Airport and the battery of my tablet computer has almost run out. There was no internet at the college so I have a backlog of over 1000 emails to cope … Continue reading

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PACKING FOR GORMANSTON

I’m just starting to pack for Gormanston, a day early to avoid a last minute rush. I’m not sure whether to include wet weather gear and have looked up the weather forecast which says there may be thunderstorms moving northwards, … Continue reading

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