The Welsh Fishing Heritage And E.Ashton Fishmongers Ltd

  I write so much about the fishing industry and heritage in Scotland, Grimsby, Cornwall and Devon, that I forget about Wales! Its not the best thing to admit, but I’m honest. Its struck me even more so, due to the fact that I actually did my fishmonger training in Wales! At the end of…

Master Fishmonger Standard 2018 : The Course

  What can I say? I am still slightly in shock at the time of writing this and probably still will be in the future. Wednesday 9th May 2018, I received the email telling me that I had passed my Master Fishmonger Standard assessment, and I was now a Master Recognised Fishmonger! Tuesday 1st May-Thursday…

Stoke-Grimsby FishMish Trek: Sun burn, hills, cold showers and hills!

So, I established at the end of the first days blog, that there were challenges ahead. My title is correct, sunburn, hills, cold showers and hills. In fact I could have called it just simply “hills”. Thursday 19th April, after doing our now slightly famous Facebook live diary, had our Dave take our photo with…

Stoke-Grimsby FishMish Trek : The beginning with the 3 amigos

  So…well…good grief! Maybe not the most eloquent start to a blog, but had to start somehow. I think if I’m honest, I’m still in a state of happy shock. I woke up this morning to my phone going berserk with notifications, mostly from Grimsby and the link from the Grimsby Telegraph. It was a…

My Heroes and Inspirations

I am very aware of the fact I have written a blog for a couple of weeks, and it isn’t due to the fact I haven’t got anything to write about. In fact, it’s quite the opposite, I have a lot I wish to write about, just short on the time. From a record sales…

The Fishing Industry : From The Catch To Your Plate

The whole industry is a powerfully emotive issue. From the houses of parliament, to newspapers and television to social media, individual fishermen to whole communities are fighting for their rights and fair deal from Brexit. I’l state here and now at the outset, that I don’t pretend to be knowledgeable on the whole issue, because…

SeaFish Careers Event 2018

  First of all, a massive thank you to those of you who have read my previous blog regarding the trip to Great Grimsby and my unofficially adopting the town. It does mean a lot to me when I receive lovely comments. This blog is all about the reason myself and Nicola were there in…

The Fishing Industry, Not Just An Industry But A Community

  If you follow me on any form of social media, you’ll know my 1st holiday of 2018 has been a packed one. Each time I visit Grimsby, it’s harder to return to Stoke On Trent. I love my family, friends and home town very much, but with Grimsby and Cleethorpes, there is such a…

The Adventures Of The Girlyfishmonger

Hello to my lovely readers of my blogging adventures. I fear it’s been a little while since I published a blog. It’s not due to the fact that I’ve had nothing to write about, in fact it’s the other way around. I’ve almost TOO much to write about. In a way that is a good…

FishMish Trek Training

    Tomorrow at 9am is exactly 4 months and myself ¬†and Nicola will be starting out on our 134 mile trek from my fish counter in Stoke On Trent, to Flatfish Ltd in Grimsby. I’ve written at least 2 blogs about the Fishermen’s Mission and why me and Nicola will be walking 134 miles…

My 3 Year Girlyfishmonger Anniversary

Hi to all my lovely readers. This blog is more of a personal thoughts, feelings and aspirations than my other blogs. I’ve been “trawling” through my literally 100s photos to do with my fishy journey, actually just over a 1,000 photos! This year has, for want of a better phrase, been a complete rollercoaster. Massive…