Ta-daaaaah! Explorer Beastie is back in Dublin. Well, for the moment, anyway. While I was away sunning myself in the West of Ireland (yes, that CAN happen) over Easter, he took a trip to the northern suburbs of the city to have a look around Glasnevin Cemetery.
Not everyone’s idea of a good time, perhaps, but Glasnevin Cemetery is actually a fascinating place. For starters, some of the monuments are beautiful – check out the knotwork design on this one!
There are over 1.5 million people buried in Glasnevin Cemetery. That’s more than currently live in the County Dublin region! Among them are significant figures from Ireland’s past – Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell and Michael Collins, to name a few – as well as many of our most famous writers, artists and musicians. Glasnevin also makes an appearance in James Joyce’s Ulysses, and Explorer Beastie appears to have caught up with Mr Joyce himself in the gift shop…
Meanwhile, I have enjoyed a relaxing week away! I’ve been flexing my farming muscles, babysitting these little sweethearts…
…being inspired by the scenery…
…And most importantly, knitting like a fiend! I have a bunch of new Beastie bodies ready to be decorated – I wonder what they’ll be?
6 thoughts on “He’s Back!”
Can’t wait to see your new Beasties, love for babysitting clients 🙂
Yes, I miss them already! I might have to make one of my new Beasties a farmer, as a tribute…
There’s a peaceful beauty about a cemetery, at least in the daylight 🙂 A farmer beastie would be awesome!
What breed of cows are you babysitting? -They’re beautiful!
Haha! Yes, that’s true – Explorer Beastie did make tracks for home before it got dark! As for the calves, they’re a mixed bunch… their dad is a Charolais, and their mums are either Herefords or Limousins, I think. Weirdly, they don’t look like either of their parents!
Well, their coloring is a beautiful blend of their parents then. My husband’s dairy farm has Holsteins, Jerseys, some Brown Swiss, and plenty of crosses between the 3.
Nice! I’ve never seen Brown Swiss cows before, we mustn’t have many of them over here!