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Ray Darcy Monday 23 March 2020

                                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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Tips on How To Work From Home

Tips on How To Work From Home

Ray spoke to Ciara O'Brien the business and technology journalist with the Irish Times who had some handy tips on how to work from home

Video calling: 

Apps: 

Whatsapp, Zoom, Houseparty, Skype

Whatsapp 

up to four participants to video call with each other using WhatsApp.

Already have a group? Go to the group you want to video call. Tap new call, choose up to three others

To start a new video call: Open whatsapp, click new call, new group call, pick your participants and start the video call. 

Zoom

setting up a group video

Usually used for meetings,

You can give people the code to join your video chat or you can start the meeting yourself and then invite them once it's up and running, either through your Zoom contacts list, or through sharing the web address via email or text message. 

Participants that you invite don’t need an account, and the basic account is free. 

Free accounts are limited to 100 participants in a meeting, and up to 40 minutes for group chats. One on ones are unlimited. 

Houseparty

For up to eight people

People need to be on houseparty to join a chat 

You give the app access to your contacts, and to contacts on facebook etc. Then you click on the + button in the corner, and select which friends you want to invite to the "room". Can video chat, play games like quick draw 

See who friends are talking to, join conversations. 

There’s also an option for "ghosting" a friend, if you want to fly under the radar a bit. You won’t get their "in the house " notifications. 

Education and Learning

Abc Phonics: Colourful app to teach children phonics basics. 

Originator Endless Learning Academy: Early learning covering maths, reading, music, languages

Khan Kids (2-7 years of age): Early learning app

Khan Academy: Online learning and practice, covering everything from maths and science to coding and entrepreneurship. 

Brit+co: Online courses on everything from flower arranging and calligraphy to coding and

Twinkl.ie: Printables for schoolchildren

Folens: Making their books and resources available online for free 

Exercise

Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube: Short yoga sessions for children

The Body Coach:  Joe Wicks is holding a PE class every morning at 9am live, also has five minute movement videos for children, plus adult workouts 

Go Noodle: Child focused videos designed to get them moving

Mindfulness: 

Headspace app 

Calm app

The Space Online: yoga and meditation via Zoom.

The Ray D'Arcy Show - Full Show

On today's show, Astronaut Chris Hadfield on isolation, tech advice on working from home, Ringsend Bingo, The All Ireland Quiz and Conor Pope with Pricewatch

Music Played on the Show

Gimme Some Truth

Gimme Some Truth

John Lennon

3:11

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