Hello there Beastie friends! And welcome to February... Spring is now juuuust around the corner, right? And with days lengthening and daffodils and snowdrops starting to poke their way through the earth, is it possible that the lockdown is thawing out a bit too? Paddy certainly thinks so. "Camera, car keys, a box of travel … Continue reading Adventuring in Lockdown
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 Beastie friends, and welcome back to the beautiful North Antrim Coast! Where's that? Right here... Although we are gradually working our way north from the red arrow, and we're currently hanging out on the flat area just below that little offshore island. Adventurous Beasties Paddy and Plunkett have been touring this scenic part of … Continue reading Beside the Seaside on the North Antrim Coast
It's been a while since we heard from the boys, hasn't it? But don't worry, they've just been getting away from it all (locally) again! Now they're back and ready to share their latest adventure - in Antrim! Of course, at first they didn't know they were going to Antrim. When Beasties travel, the luck … Continue reading Paddy and Plunkett – Escape to Antrim!
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!
The boys are back in town... Or are they? Like the rest of us, they've been locked in for the last few months, and now they're eager to get away. Staycation or long-haul round-the-world trip, they don't mind! Fortunately, it looks like an opportunity to travel has just presented itself. "What's going on here, Paddy?" … Continue reading Paddy and Plunkett’s Summer Staycation
Hey there everyone! How are you all doing out there? Hopefully you're adjusting to this weird "new normal", and finding ways to keep sane. I've been mostly keeping to Beastie Towers, and taking advantage of my non-essential-worker status to really dig into some long-standing projects! But while I'm all for flattening the curve by staying … Continue reading Keepin’ it Local
Last week, when we left Paddy and Plunkett, they were halfway around the wonderful gardens at Powerscourt Estate, just south of Dublin in Co. Wicklow. They've seen a lot already... ...But there's still plenty left for curious Beasties to explore! Let's join them as they're taking a breather in the peaceful environs of the arboretum. … Continue reading The Gardens of Powerscourt
Hello there everyone! Well, after a hiccup-y couple of weeks, we're back on our regular timetable. And how apt, because Paddy and Plunkett have been out and about on the trains again! They're really getting around this summer, aren't they? Now, let's check in and see where they're off to today! Oooh, nice view from … Continue reading On The Trains