Hey there everyone! Wow, you'd barely know you were in Ireland today - it's so warm and sunny outside! So I thought it might be the perfect day to catch up with the rest of Explorer Beastie's springtime wanderings, after our slight digression last week. Oh, and if you missed part one, you'll find that … Continue reading Springtime with Explorer Beastie
Hello there everyone! How are things where you are? Our county borders reopened here in Ireland last week... And maybe it was this, or possibly I was inspired by Paddy and Plunkett's "great escape" last week, but I decided it might be a good time to escape to the lovely Irish countryside for a couple … Continue reading Spring in the Irish Countryside
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
Hello there Beastie friends! I hope you're all staying safe and keeping well in these strange times. I thought I'd do something a little different today, and share a behind-the-scenes story... My Christmas in the countryside! I usually head north of the border to spend the festive season with my family in Northern Ireland. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Countryside Christmas
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
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?
Hello everyone! Wow, it's definitely starting to feel a little autumnal out there... I'd better start knitting faster to make sure the Beasties and I have enough woollies to see us through the cooler days that are coming! And before the weather turns, I also thought it might be a good idea to sort out … Continue reading Beastie Balcony Garden Rescue!
Hello Beastie friends! Wow, is it really Tuesday again already? How about we kick off this week with a continuing tour of Dublin's Botanic Gardens, then? And don't worry if you missed the first part last week, you can catch up here! After encountering a very busy BumbleBeastie last time... ... Explorer Beastie strolled off … Continue reading Botanic Beasties 2 – Back to the Gardens!
Hello everyone! Welcome back to Beastieland... We've missed you! And just to show that I haven't spent the last couple of weeks sitting on the sofa eating crisps (well, not all of them), I've got a brand new Explorer Beastie adventure to share over the next two posts. Where did we go? Well, when the … Continue reading Beasties in the Botanic Gardens
Hey there everyone! Summer has returned to Dublin - I think temperatures climbed to their highest heights of the year so far yesterday! And that's got me in a holiday sort of mood... So I thought I might use this week's Flashback Friday to revisit some of my favourite "Beasties on tour" moments. Hopefully it … Continue reading Flashback Friday – Beasties on Holiday!