Good Things Come in Threes…

Oh wow, what a week it’s been! Isn’t it funny how life can be so quiet for a while, and then a whole bunch of things happen all at once? So, although the original purpose of this post was just to share the results of my Beastie calendar poll, I’ll get around to that in… Read More

Decisions, Decisions… Can you help?

A few of my fellow bloggers have had great success lately with solving their various conundrums (or should that be conundra?) through applying the good old principles of democratic voting. (Thanks, Tammie – I’m totally stealing your idea!) What’s my dilemma? Well, I was going to skip doing a Beastie calendar this year. And I… Read More

All Aboard for La Rentrée!

One of the first things I picked up when I arrived in France for my study-abroad year (a veeeery long time ago) was the concept of “La Rentrée” – the name given to this time of year, when summer is drawing to a close, people are coming back from their holidays, and the familiar routine… Read More

Cliff Climbs and Fun Times

It’s been a while since Explorer Beastie got out anywhere, hasn’t it? So, when we were offered the chance to get away for a day and see The Gobbins Cliff Path in beautiful Co. Antrim, we were both pretty excited! We’d heard a lot about this place from other people… and from other Beasties, too.… Read More

Paddy and Plunkett, Rulers of the Multiverse!

With all the talk Stateside about the total solar eclipse yesterday, Paddy and Plunkett just had to get a slice of the astronomical action for themselves! So they very kindly sent me on some pictures of themselves gadding around in this incredible and unearthly place – welcome to the Crawick Multiverse! This unique attraction is… Read More

Sweater Weather

The Irish summer isn’t exactly known for its scorching temperatures and dazzling sunshine. In fact, sometimes you’d be forgiven for thinking it was already mid-October. But even so, these last few days, it’s felt like the season is turning – the breezes are cooler, and the sun is showing its face a little later in… Read More

Paddy and Plunkett – The Boys in Green!

Hello from Gleno! Last week, I promised you greenery galore, in celebration of the lush, verdant delights of the Irish summer! Our summer here is, well, a little temperamental. On any given day, you could head out with an umbrella, a woolly jumper and sunglasses, and odds are you’ll have the chance to use all… Read More

Welcome to the New-Look BeastieBlog!

It’s heeeeeeere! Finally, the renovations are complete, and I’m so excited to be able to share this with you all! First of all – look! A lovely new homepage for you to land on when you stop in to visit… Since I imagine many of you regular readers will be hopping straight into this post… Read More

Time For a Little Refreshment…

Oh, hello there! Some of you might have already noticed a few subtle changes (and -erk- a couple of glitches here and there) across the BeastieBlog over the last couple of days… That’s a mere foreshadowing of what’s on the way! I was actually hoping to unveil the new-look site today, but there has been… Read More

Beasties in the Bronze Age

The boys are stepping back in time again this week – and a little further than usual, too! Today finds them exploring Flag Fen in Cambridgeshire, which had its heyday 3,300 years ago! What was this place, a harbour? Well, not exactly. A fen is an area of marshy ground, and they’re pretty prone to… Read More