Friday Social #6 – Beastie Adventures From Near and Far!

Well hello there, Beastie people! And look, the weekend is very nearly here! So I thought it might be fun to catch up with some other members of the far-flung Beastie family… it appears that a couple of them have been taking advantage of the (vaguely) improving weather!

For starters, any of you who enjoyed meeting my Magical Unicorn Beastie on Tuesday will definitely get a kick out of reading about Finn McSpool’s recently-discovered “magic” powers on Tammie’s site…

Finn McSpool in the Garden - T Painter
Finn sees the future! Picture from

… Plus, if you happen to share my complete lack of horticultural skills, I bet you’ll really enjoy a virtual wander around a garden in which things actually grow!

Now, let’s hop over to the other side of the pond, and catch up with SinΓ©ad Beastie, over on Daze & Weekes. She’s just back from Amsterdam, the lucky little monster!

Sinead Beastie, Jumping on the Bandwagon -
Jump on that Bandwagon, Sinead Beastie! Photo from

For your convenience, SinΓ©ad has visited some of the highest-quality (ahem!) tourist traps that this great European city has to offer, and she can’t wait to share her findings with you all!

Aaaaand if all that has you counting down the days to your own summer break, I can help you get your planning started!
May Calendar Image - Free download from CrawCrafts BeastiesMay’s Beastie calendar page is in the store now!

As usual, it’s totally free… And you only need to fill out your name and email address in the order form, then the internet pixies will drop your copy directly into your inbox!

Get yours!

Alrighty, that’s all the news from Beastie Towers and beyond… And now I’m planning to spend the weekend working away on the next batch of Beasties! If you’ve got any monster plans, be sure to tell us all about them in the comments.

See you on Tuesday for more Beastie shenanigans!

25 thoughts on “Friday Social #6 – Beastie Adventures From Near and Far!

  1. I enjoyed reading Finn’s story on Tammie’s blog and what a lovely garden! I cannot wait for my tierneycreates Beastie as you know she is going to have adventures (hope I do not wear her out!) πŸ™‚

    1. Yes, Finn definitely has Tammie well trained! πŸ˜‚ I’m optimistic that Tierney Beastie will be slightly less of a diva. I’ll bet she’s already excited at the prospect of joining you in your hikes and various quilting outings! Thanks Tierney, have a super weekend πŸ˜€

  2. “It’s me! It’s me! It’s MEEEE!!!!” Oh, sorry, just had to shoo Finn away from my computer. Uh-oh, now he’s got the iPad. “It’s me! It’s me! It’s MEEEEEEE!” Sigh, look what you’ve done. So, as you can guess, this weekend will be about bringing my monster back down to Earth. Oh, and I’m pretty sure that cart was specifically designed with Beasties in mind!

    1. Ohhhhhh nooooo! Sorry, Tammie… No blissful writing time for you this weekend! But as long as Finn keeps doing fun things, I’m afraid I’m going to have to keep featuring him! And isn’t it nice to see the Netherlands leading the way in Beastie-friendly design? I might have to go there myself sometime soon! Enjoy your weekend (Finn permitting)! πŸ˜€

      1. Luckily, I got most of my major writing work done before this post was seen by a certain monster, so I should be okay. As for Amsterdam….RESEARCH TRIP!! Hmmm, maybe I need to start setting my books in foreign locations πŸ˜‰

        1. Oooh, good thinking! Set the airfare against your taxes, and stay there on an extended “residency” while you complete your masterpiece! That sounds perfectly reasonable to me…

  3. Great to see Finn out enjoying himself and good to hear that other gardens are slow to get going after a cold, wet spring. But I’ve just had a worrying thought….what sort of mayhem would ensue if Finn met up with those seasoned travellers Paddy and Plunkett? Can you imagine the mischief?? Particularly with Paddy’s apparent love of breaking the rules??? Confiscate their passports just in case!

    1. Oh, the mind boggles! They’d either be best friends for life, or constantly vying to be the centre of attention. Whichever it is, it probably doesn’t bode well for the museum attendants of the world! Thanks for stopping in, Queen Bee… Hope your garden is finally waking up after that chilly start to the growing season! πŸ˜€

    1. Yes indeedy! Has Slartibartfast been out and about lately? I suppose the mad weather we’ve been having might have curbed his adventurous spirit a little!

        1. Yeah, you never know when adventure will cross your path… πŸ˜€

  4. Finn is just going to be beside himself when he makes it back over to Ireland this month!!!! And Sinead really appreciates the exposure you are giving her cause. Also, I managed to do a sneaky illegal colour print of the calendar this month! I just had to have that beautiful blue sky on my desk. Fortunately, as per usual, no one has noticed. Thanks again for your Friday bounty!!! πŸ™‚

    1. Hahaha! Typical! How on earth did you get that job? You’re clearly waaaaay too interesting to work there. I’m glad you liked the blue skies and seasides, and that I did SinΓ©ad’s very important cause justice. And now Ireland had better brace itself for one serious Beastie invasion… πŸ˜€ Cheers for stopping in, Weekes!

      1. I think you mean, ‘How on earth have you not been fired from that job??’ Well, Helen, thanks to my productivity, efficiency, and resting bitch face, most of my antics go unchecked! Now that I’ve cracked the colour printer code – look out!

        Auuuughhhh I know – you guys are gonna have so much fun!!! Sinead is gonna be so jealous!!!!!

        1. Aha! This is the secret formula for success that businesses don’t want us to know about! πŸ˜‚ So, I think the logical next step in the career ladder is to pull a week-long sickie and join me and Tammie and a heap of Beasties for touristy Dublin fun! You have to keep SinΓ©ad happy, after all…

        2. Hahaha I could be really easily persuaded if it didn’t mean missing beloved class! Y’all are gonna have sooooo much fun! πŸ˜€

        3. Eeek, we can’t have you missing class! Next time, maybe… When we’re all rich, famous and have infinite leisure time πŸ˜€

  5. Lovely pictures! I count myself as *highly* horticulturally challenged (and would really appreciate a vicarious gardening experience!). And, thank you for another beautiful calendar page. Paddy and Plunkett are really helping a girl stay on track with her plans this year. πŸ™‚

    1. Wooohooo! Happy to help! My own calendar page for May is already filling up… It’s going to be a crazy month, I think. And it sounds like there’s a horticultural hiccup behind your comment that we might need to hear about! Care to share? To further add to my own plant-based embarrassment, the rocket/arugula I’m growing on my windowsill just about provided me with enough leaves for a sandwich yesterday, if that sets you at ease. πŸ˜† Thanks for your comment, Shirley!

      1. May tends to be a jam-packed one, doesn’t it? The hiccups are too many to count! (well-intentioned friends have passed, say, a pot of peace lilies or a baby tomato plant my way (or basil… I don’t know what’s easier). And it never quite works out. Things shrivel up (and often despite what I thought was reasonable watering/sun). Maybe one day, it’ll happen! But a homegrown arugula sandwich is big news! How awesome – may you have many more leaves and many more sandwiches. πŸ™‚

        1. Awwww, thanks Shirley! And may this summer be the one that the plants respond positively to your care! If it helps, I’m pretty sure basil just has a death wish… Mine always gets infested with greenfly and destroyed! Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

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