What a beautiful day! Wow! And where else would you enjoy it but in the National Botanic Gardens! Which is where we came across this.

In our garden, the best we do is to cut the branches of daffodils and tulips. The pros in the Botanics, being pros, go for the root ‘n branch approach. And since this has been referred to so often in the media here in Ireland recently (though not so often in the context of flours and the Botanics), I became curious and looked up what it actually means, “root ‘n branch”. Here is what I found:

a. (adverb)
entirely; completely; utterly
b. (adjective)
thorough; radical; complete
Related adjective: radical

I think I like the idea behind this.

There were some other, really brilliant news today: Both Prof Fins and Prof Goodman agreed to become Advisors to the An Saol Foundation! Prof Joseph J. Fins is the author of what I’d call the ‘bible’ of severe acquired brain injury and its ethics, “Rights come to Mind – Brain Injury, Ethics, and the Struggle for Consciousness”; Prof Lizbeth Goodman is a long-standing supporter of people with disabilities and particularly active in assistive technologies. I don’t think I could overestimate the incredibly valuable contributions those two world-leading personalities will make to the cause of the An Saol Foundation.