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Ray Darcy Thursday 5 December 2019

                                Bord Bia GroMor Gardening Competition 

We are teaming up with Bord Bia for our summer long Gromor Competition on the Ray D'Arcy Show.

As well as getting advice and tips on gromor.ie our gardening guru Gerry Daly will join Ray in studio every Tuesday afternoon to help get your gardens growing.

We have €5000 worth of prizes to give away on the 25th of August and all we are asking you to do is send in pictures or a video of how your outdoor space or garden has improved and grown during the Lockdown.

Between now and August 21st, track your progress of how you are doing with your outdoor space or garden by taking photos or videos and send them into Garden@RTE.ie

Gerry Daly will be casting his eye over the entries and the winners will be announced on the show on the 25th of August.

Your entries will be judged in five different categories.

They are:

BEST USE OF SPACE

This could be anything from a windowsill or a balcony to a flowerbox at the end of your cul de sac. Those of you out there who live in a more urban setting may have decided to make the most of your little patch and we would love to see how you've added new life to the space.

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MOST COLOURFUL

It’s never too late to add a burst of colour to the garden! Do you have the most vibrant flower display in the country? Even painted furniture could brighten up the dullest of spots. This is a real chance to get as creative and colourful as you can!

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LOCKDOWN GARDEN

Have you changed the way you use your outdoor space since we were all asked to stay at home? Perhaps you finally got to do that project you have always been meaning to do. Maybe the kids transformed the back into an obstacle course, or you created a little haven that you can call your own.

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VEGGIE PATCH

There is nothing like the taste of fresh veggies plucked straight from your own soil, and now is the perfect time to start digging and planting. Gromor.ie has guides and tips for all you first time veggie growers out there. This is also a perfect project for Little Growers to get involved with.

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GARDEN PORTRAIT

Anything goes in this category! Did you manage to capture the perfect cartwheel being performed on the grass? Maybe a family of foxes paid a visit when you had the camera at the ready, or you snapped a picture of a beloved family member paying you an outdoor visit.

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The Ray D'Arcy Show

The Ray D'Arcy Show

It's all about life.

The Ray D'Arcy Show - Full Show

On today's show, Mark Deely brother of missing Trevor Deely, Accessibility of Dublin Bus, Sustainable Clothing, The Wild Card of Stand Up and Be Funny and How to survive Christmas with Ray and Allison

Missing Trevor Deely

This Sunday marks the 19th year of the disappearance of Trevor Deely. Trevor, who was 22 at the time, vanished without a trace as he walked home from his Christmas party to his apartment in Ballsbridge.
CCTV from that night shows Trevor walking across Baggot Street Bridge towards Haddington Road at 4.14am
Since his disappearance, a new investigation has been opened, enhanced CCTV has been released, and an extensive search of a site in Chapelizod has been done by Gardaí, However, Trevor’s family are still no closer to the truth about what happened that night, Mark Deely, Trevor’s brother talks to Ray this afternoon

Anyone with information on Trevor’s disappearance can contact the Crimestoppers anonymously on 1800-250025.

Accessibility on Public Transport

Accessibility on Public Transport

Since 2008, Roger Flood has been working tirelessly as a travel assistant, helping people with a wide range of additional needs to navigate the city's bus and rail network. Roger talks about this along with service user Joe Doyle, who has been helped by Roger

Relationship Advice with Ray & Allison

Relationship Advice with Ray & Allison

Our relationship experts are back, Allison Keating psychologist and Ray O’Neill, psychoanalyst are in studio this afternoon to answer all the listeners' relationship queries and questions. 

                                                                     Tips for Surviving Christmas

1.    Do something this Christmas that is generous for you, not for family, in-laws, 

2.    If there is some gift you can afford, then don’t depend on Santa, be your own elf. Honour your own value and worth, by having something you would actually like in your stocking.

3.    Don’t waste money or energy buying gifts and abetting consumerist nonsense for people who don’t appreciate or reciprocate.

4.    No matter how difficult your Christmas may be, there is always someone not too far away having it worse. If you can’t find a way to make it less difficult for yourself, at least find a way to make it less difficult for them.

5.    In all the insanity and pressure to be having fun, find some time and space to be still, to be present. This is the most needed present.

6.    Sometimes the best New Year’s resolution is not repeating patterns of overpriced nights out drinking yourself into unconsciousness to convince yourself and others just how happy you are.

7.    It is better to make one resolution you will commit to than a list that disappoints.

8.    Reflect on and write down one thing from 2019 you would like to celebrate, one to change and one to be rid of. Make sure in twelve month’s times you are not writing the exact same list.

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The River

The River

Joni Mitchell

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