Well, it’s a bit of a weird St Patrick’s Day in Dublin this year. Because of the ongoing Covid-19 containment measures, there’s no parade or St Patrick’s Festival, and the guidelines are to stay in and work from home if we possibly can. So, over the weekend, I brought some stuff home from my studio, and set up a nice work station for myself beside the window. I was quite looking forward to getting stuck in this morning!
However, I forgot that the dreaded virus doesn’t affect Beasties at all. And it turns out that they had other ideas about what we’d be doing today, as you can see.Bake Off Beastie had prepared treats…
And in case there wasn’t enough cake to go around, some of the others had thoughtfully liberated my stash of Easter eggs.
Any chance I can use my scissors, lads?
“No, sorry. This is the bar now. Sláinte!”
Then DJ Winter Beastie took to the decks… And cranked the volume up to 11.
Turns out my cutting mat makes a pretty nifty dancefloor… And oh great, they’re dancing on the tables now too.
What’s this? MORE BEASTIES?!
Oh, come on! Some of you are aren’t even finished yet! And hey, get down from there!
Uh-oh. This can only go one way.
Right, that’s enough! How am I ever going to get anything done today? What do you have to say for yourselves?
Gift Beastie nudges a path through to the front of the assembled Beastie crowd.“Um, we got you a present?”
Awww, you just can’t stay mad at them, can you?
Happy St Patrick’s Day, everybody!
Also, I should mention that some of these Beasties are on the lookout for a new home. Please don’t let this post put you off! They’re usually very well behaved. You can find their profiles here if you fancy your chances as a Beastie wrangler.