Beasties, It’s Cold Outside!

Sweetheart Beastie in the Natural History Museum - CrawCrafts Beasties
Well, that photo might be a slight exaggeration. But even so, after a surprisingly warm start to November, it’s got mighty chilly here in Dublin lately!

And despite promises of a clear, bright day on Friday, low temperatures and teeming rain did temporarily stop play when Sweetheart Beastie, Christmas Gift Beastie and I headed out for another photoshoot with Eirin Torgersen! Anyone who has spent any time here ever will know that weather forecasting in Ireland is never an exact science, and at least it gave us an excuse to seek shelter in the Natural History Museum for a few minutes until it dried up a bit outside. Just enough time for the Beasties to make a new friend!
Sweetheart Beastie and New Buddy - CrawCrafts BeastiesChristmas Gift Beastie Badgers His New Friend for a Photo - CrawCrafts Beasties

Once the sun came out again, we headed across the road to Merrion Square, which I’ve been meaning to use for Beastie photos for ages!

And it seems like there have been some changes since I last stopped in myself – a giant bird has taken up residence, for starters…
Beasties in a Giant Bird's Nest - CrawCrafts Beasties
The Beasties were having a great time hanging out in this cosy nest, until I pointed out that each egg was bigger than both of them put together…
Sweetheart Beastie Scarpers - CrawCrafts Beasties
“Gaaaaaah! Wait for me!”

Where’s Sweetheart Beastie run off to?
Christmas Gift Beastie Finds Sweetheart Beastie - CrawCrafts Beasties
Ah, there she is. But what’s she sitting on?
Beasties in a Giant's Shoe - CrawCrafts Beasties
Ha! Looks like a giant shoe. But where’s the…
Sweetheart Beastie and the Giant - CrawCrafts Beasties
GIIIIAAAAAAANT! Eeeeeeeek!
Captured by a Giant - CrawCrafts BeastiesChristmas Gift Beastie With The Giant - CrawCrafts Beasties

First rain, now giants… will I EVER get any pictures taken?!

Luckily Beasties are expert escape artists…
Christmas Gift Beastie Escapes! CrawCrafts Beasties
…And charming enough to win over just about anybody!
Friends? CrawCrafts BeastiesBeasties Hanging Out With the Giant - CrawCrafts Beasties

But we needn’t have worried. Turns out giants are victims of bad press – this one was a real softie, and he even agreed to let his new Beastie pals dance around on his luxuriant eyebrows for these pictures!

And it’s not just giants who live in Merrion Square – the park has one very famous resident, who we went to visit next!

Too Cold For This Sort of Thing! CrawCrafts Beasties
No, not her! Although if anyone was in need of some winter woolies that day…

Anyway, can anyone guess who this rather dapper foot belongs to?
Sweetheart Beastie With Celebrity Foot - CrawCrafts Beasties
Sweetheart Beastie Meets Oscar Wilde - CrawCrafts Beasties
If you guessed Oscar Wilde, then award yourself a first-edition signed copy of “The Picture of Dorian Gray”! This characterful sculpture lives on the north corner of the park, and from where he sits, he can look out into the street and (I like to imagine) make witty comments about the people who pass by.

I wonder what he’d have to say about the Beasties’ antics…
Christmas Gift Beastie and the Sculptures - CrawCrafts Beasties
After that, there was just time to call in at the memorial to Dermot Morgan (of “Father Ted” fame)…
Dermot Morgan Memorial - CrawCrafts Beasties
…Before we headed off inside to warm up. Brrrrr!
Sweetheart Beastie Leaves the Park - CrawCrafts BeastiesChristmas Gift Beastie on the Steps - CrawCrafts Beasties

The Beasties and I will be back for more monster fun next Tuesday… December is going to be a busy month, so things are going to be a little quieter on the BeastieBlog for the next few weeks! If you need an extra Beastie fix in the meantime, be sure to check out Eirin’s photos from our visit to Merrion Square!

See you soon!

10 thoughts on “Beasties, It’s Cold Outside!

    1. Ha! I was a little unsettled by the giant myself at first, but he does grow on you. And it’s great to see another Father Ted fan out there πŸ˜€ I must have seen all the episodes about a hundred times, but I’ll still watch them again if they’re on TV!

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