What It Meant To Me Winning The Seafish Industry Award 2016

  2 weeks today and fishmongers both independent and retail will be congratulating each other on another year well done. I don’t even think about the word “commiserate”. To get to that point of competing in the championships is a momentous step and if you come away with a trophy, Crystal ware or any other…

The Journey Of The Girlyfishmonger

  I have to start this blog off by saying that my fishmonger in training anniversary seems to be more significant with each year that passes. By the time the anniversary of my starting my fishmonger journey comes around, I seem to achieve more, experience more and  have met the most amazing people. A brief…

The Royal Welsh Show and Living The Girlyfishmonger Dream

  It’s very fair to say that the past 2 months have been incredible, and beyond anything I could ever imagine. It’s been exhausting and extremely hard work, but at the same time I wouldn’t have traded it for anything else. The last agricultural show was The Royal Welsh Show held at the showgrounds in…

Flying The Flag For Fish And Meat At The Great Yorkshire Show

  Hello my lovely readers of my Girlyfishmonger blog. Its been  a crazy couple of weeks, a whirlwind almost! I can definitely say that I’ll have covered quite a vast area of the UK by the end of the year. Also, I’m definitely on a blogging roll. After I had written my blog which covered…

Countdown to The British Fish Craft Championships 2017

    Well good evening everyone. I am very much on a “blogging roll!” But then again a lot is happening and a lot for me to reflect upon in these coming months. This time last year I found myself literally counting the days, hours, minutes and seconds to the 2016 British Fish Craft Championships…

A Girlyfishmonger and The Sea

  Good evening buoys and gulls. I’ve written a blog about the sea before, but as I’m moving on and improving as a fishmonger I find I have an even deeper love of the sea. Maybe it’s just me and the whole dramatic nature of the sea, but I find that I’m drawn to it….

The Royal Highland Show and The Tesco Team

  Well, this is the blog I’ve been meaning to write since the first day of the show! What an incredible experience and one I’m honoured to be taking part in and representing the company I work for, both in the fishmongering I and Nicola do in store and help in showcasing what retail fishmongers…

Pride In The Fishing Industry In The North East of Scotland

Welcome everyone to the readers of my blogs, or “buoys and gulls”. I didn’t think it would be possible to write another blog this week! This is my third blog! But being up here in Scotland is truly inspiring for me in so many ways. This is my last day on the North East coast…

A Girlyfishmongers Dream Realised On Amity

Good afternoon everyone. Well, if I thought my trip to Peterhead Fish Market was a realisation of a dream, today was the ultimate girly fishmonger dream. As I mentioned on my blog I wrote on Monday, I’d love to meet Mr Jimmy Buchan. After a few wee messages (thank you social media!!) I was invited…

My Travels to Peterhead

Good evening buoys and gulls! Well, where do I begin? I’ve been looking forward to this trip since my mum said she’d booked it way back in January! I’ve dreamt of this trip since the first time I caught an episode of the BBC series “Trawlermen” completely by accident about 3 years ago. I’d already…

Reflections & Gratitude Of A Fishmonger

  Good evening everyone. It’s that time again. I knew that my next adventure was going to be the girly fishmonger road trip I had been on with one of my best and closest friends Nicola. I knew it would be amazing, just didn’t know how much. On our drive to Cleethorpes, myself and Nicola…

The Fishermen’s Mission AGM and Awards

  Hello buoys and gulls and welcome to my blog. Tuesday 25th April will be a day I will cherish for a very very long time. Monday 24th April I went to work to carry out my duties on my fish counter, but maybe with a little more enthusiasm than normal for 5.30am. I was…