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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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Countryside Christmas

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

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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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New Year, New Calendar!

Hurrah! 2020 has been a heckuva year, but we're down to the last couple of days now AT LAST! So might it maybe be a good time to start looking to the future? I thought so, and that's why I sat down today to comb through my Beastie photo archives and put together an all-new … Continue reading New Year, New Calendar!

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We wish you a Merry Beastmas…

... And a monster new year! Wow, it's been a bit of a crazy one, hasn't it? I'm sure many of us will be glad to file away our (barely-used) 2020 calendars, and get stuck into a fresh shiny year! Here's wishing you all a very happy holiday season, whatever you're doing and wherever you … Continue reading We wish you a Merry Beastmas…

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It’s that time again…

Oh, it's snuck up on me (and possibly all of you as well) a bit this year! But with the evenings getting darker, trees suddenly looking bare and the odd set of fairy lights appearing in windows around town, there's no denying it - the end of the year is fast approaching. And that means... … Continue reading It’s that time again…

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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

Paddy and Plunkett – The Hunt for Red October

Hello Beastie friends! I hope you all had a spooktacular Hallowe'en! We've been busily stitching away here in Beastie Towers, so it's lucky for you that Paddy and Plunkett have been in touch... Otherwise you would have been treated to a series of pictures of me at my craft table today. After their recent adventures … Continue reading Paddy and Plunkett – The Hunt for Red October

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!