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New Adventures Ahoy!

Hello there Beastie friends! How are things where you are? Here on the Emerald Isle, we're getting ready to start opening things up again... And I know two intrepid little monsters who are looking forward to setting out on some new adventures this summer! Sure, they've enjoyed their virtual travels over the last few months... … Continue reading New Adventures Ahoy!

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Vintage Fashion, Beastie Style 2 – All the Accessories!

Hey there everyone! And oh wow, look... I managed to post on a Tuesday! If you missed last week's post (and who could blame you, it went out on Friday), we were catching up with this Beastie lady and her rather awesome vintage inspired look. But while it could be argued that "clothes maketh the … Continue reading Vintage Fashion, Beastie Style 2 – All the Accessories!

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New Beastie Time!

Hello there everyone! Wow, it's nice to be back with a new post AT LAST. I hope you'll forgive my rather haphazard blogging habits of late... With any luck, this will signal the start of a return to normality. Well, as close to normality as we ever get here in Beastie Towers, anyway! And speaking … Continue reading New Beastie Time!

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Happy St Patrick’s Day, Everyone!

Hey there Beastie friends! Yes, it's that time again... Can you believe that it's St Patrick's Day already? This year, it's going to be a pretty quiet Paddy's Day in Dublin. But the Beasties have had me look out some old photos of past festivities, to give you all a feel for what would normally … Continue reading Happy St Patrick’s Day, Everyone!

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Memory Lane: Donegal Road Trips

Hello there Beastie friends! And hey, look at this - we're nearly halfway through January already. That HAS to be worth celebrating! Now normally at this time of year, my brother and I (often with a certain small blue and yellow woolly monster in tow) would spend a day driving around beautiful Co Donegal, in … Continue reading Memory Lane: Donegal Road Trips

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New Year? Snow Way!

It's the first BeastieBlog of 2021... Happy new year, everybody! And although this first week of January didn't bring a whole lot of good news on the pandemic front, in some parts of the island of Ireland it did bring something a little unusual - SNOW! And some of it fell in the back garden … Continue reading New Year? Snow Way!

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Beasties in the Great Outdoors

Hello there everyone! You know, after writing up Paddy and Plunkett's garden adventure in last week's post, I started thinking about how being outdoors is one thing that the pandemic hasn't really been able to affect that much. In fact, if anything, we're all outside a lot more than we might have been in a … Continue reading Beasties in the Great Outdoors

Vampires, Monsters and… A Graveyard Park?

We haven't seen Explorer Beastie in a while, have we? Well, this might explain why... With Hallowe'en looming, he has been watching A LOT of horror films. He especially likes any that feature vampires, and his absolute favourite is... So when I suggested we take a trip to Dublin's spookiest park, he was more than … Continue reading Vampires, Monsters and… A Graveyard Park?

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Beastie Fall Festivities!

Hello there Beastie friends! Erk, not such good news from Dublin this week... As of last night, all of Ireland has moved to the highest level of Covid-19 restrictions to try to get our case numbers back under control. But it's not all doom and gloom! Autumn (or Fall) is here in all its glory, … Continue reading Beastie Fall Festivities!

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Tales of the Giant’s Causeway, with Paddy and Plunkett

Hello everyone! Well, last week I promised you a visit to one of County Antrim's most famous landmarks... And here we are! Plunkett is especially excited - this attraction does have a very geological slant. He's just spotted it there in the distance... The Giant's Causeway! Time to rush over for a closer peek. "Look … Continue reading Tales of the Giant’s Causeway, with Paddy and Plunkett