Thursday, May 26, 2016

Recent websites

Just finished a website for a local bus company its at foley bus hire they do executive chauffeured car and mini bus hire too. It is very difficult to get good search placement if the webpage is lacking content and my customer had heard somewhere you can pay Google €20 a month and get listed at the top of results, this of course is bull what he had been told about was PPC ( pay per click) advertising on Google. You could quite easily pay  €20 or €200 or €2000 a day PPC and if it is not geographically targeted properly or if the ad does not take the clicker to a page where they can buy or book your service or if you make the search terms to broad you may as well just burn your cash in a large barque pit. When I told him this he is away to look for more content so I can include that on the pages.

Another one finished recently is at and this next week I have Aran Goats cheese and hopefully a website makeover for a local artist 

I still haven't got business cards for clprint or my car sign written but hey this is Connemara and its only been 6 weeks or so. 

Got some Halibut for dinner so I have a recipe for pan frying it with a potato crust, with asparagus broad beans and a cider cream sauce. Should be tasty.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

"A weed is a flower growing in the wrong place." George Washington Caver

I wondered who had coined the phrase "A weed is a flower growing in the wrong place"and it turns out to have been George Washington Carver who was  an American botanist and inventor. The exact day and year of his birth are unknown; he was born into slavery in Missouri, either in 1861, or January 1864. I was born in January 1962 so about one hundred years after him not into slavery but the rate my grass is growing it feels a wee bit like it.
Anyway here are some of my weeds and some of my cherished plants in bloom today.

 The Laburnum is in full bloom and it turns out I have two of these trees one had not been producing flowers up until this year maybe due to its position but with a lot of the tall softwoods removed it has sprung into life :)

 Wild Roses here are a bit of a weed but they have a nice wee rose.

 My favorite coloured Roddy

 Lupins are excelling this year maybe due to the mild winter some of them have in excess of 12 flower spikes this yellow and blue on is my favorite at the moment.