May started this week... and that also heralds the traditional start of summer in Ireland! Now, the weather never feels truly summery until we hit June, but you can't argue with tradition, can you? And this idea goes way back - the Celtic festival of Beltane falls at around this time each year, signalling that … Continue reading Blooming Beasties!
Well, these two certainly don't hang around in one place for very long! After exhausting the entertainment possibilities of their own attic a couple of weeks ago, Paddy and Plunkett decided that the time was right to hit the road again. Next thing I knew, they were sending me pictures from Devon, in south-west England! … Continue reading Paddy and Plunkett – A RAIL Good Time!
The terrible twosome are back! I was looking through my old emails the other day, and I came across an unblogged Paddy and Plunkett adventure from - ta daaaah! - a bright sunny day last June. I'm not sure about you, but Spring is taking its time getting into full swing here in Dublin... ...and … Continue reading Boghopping Beasties!
There's been some pretty chilly weather in Ireland and the UK this past week or so... And much as I love snow, I'm glad we just got a brief flurry here in Dublin last Tuesday, rather than the full-blown blizzard that hit Scotland and the north of England! But the plummeting temperatures reminded Paddy and … Continue reading Chillin’ With Paddy and Plunkett!
It's time to hit the road with Explorer Beastie again! Last time the pair of us were in Donegal (the most north-westerly county in Ireland) we chose to head to its northernmost point. This time around, we decided to see how far west we could go before we fell into the sea. Since we were … Continue reading The Wild West Coast
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. … Continue reading Cliff Climbs and Fun Times
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 … Continue reading Sweater Weather
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 … Continue reading Paddy and Plunkett – The Boys in Green!
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 … Continue reading Time For a Little Refreshment…
Hey there BeastieBuddies! Can it really be May already?! After a bit of a cold snap here recently, it feels like Spring is back on track again... And right about now is when bluebells have their moment in the sun! Having seen so many pictures of beautiful bluebell woods just about everywhere over the bank … Continue reading I Don’t Bee-lieve It!