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 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!
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
Hey there everybody! How are you all keeping? I've been knitting and sewing like a fiend these past few days, so it's kinda nice to take a break and have a chat with you all. Aaaand it wasn't so bad to scroll through a few more holiday pics in preparation for this post, either! Let's … Continue reading Beasties in Bruges
Hey there everyone! I hope you're all keeping well, and staying in if you possibly can! On that note, I thought we'd take a break from Explorer Beastie's Belgian travels and do some exploring closer to home. Why? Because of this little guy here. The last time I saw that sweet teal-coloured Beastie in the … Continue reading Happy Days with Felix
Well hello there, Beastie friends! Last week we followed Explorer Beastie as he caught up with his old buddy Garcia Beastie in the colourful surroundings of Kew Gardens. And you might remember that they spotted this place from the heights of the Treetop Walkway... That's the Temperate House. It looked a little sad the last … Continue reading The Temperate House, Revisited
Hey there Beastie friends! It was a bit wild and wintry when I woke up this morning, so I thought that today's post could maybe bring a splash of autumnal colour to a January Tuesday! Continuing on from last week's London-based post, we'll follow Explorer Beastie as he steps off the road less travelled and … Continue reading Autumnal Colours – Explorer Beastie at Kew
Well lookee here - it's Tuesday again already! And what better way to spend a January Tuesday than to pretend we're all on holiday? So let's step back in time to the end of October, when Explorer Beastie and I took advantage of the pre-Christmas lull to get away to London for a couple of … Continue reading Monsters in the Memory Palace
Hello there Beastie friends! Well, after a quick new Beastie pit stop last week, we're back on the road with Paddy and Plunkett. Despite the very obvious appeal of sticking around in that cosy cottage at the Logan Fish Pond, the adventurous pair have moved on... And apparently hopped a couple of rungs up the … Continue reading To The Manor Born – Beasties at Powerscourt!
Wait a second... FISH POND? I thought the boys were off to Senegal! Apparently not. They were all set to go, but as they headed down the coast, they were won over to the idea of a quiet day at the seaside. Then... "Hey, what's that weird-looking building in among the rocks?" Once again, the … Continue reading Paddy, Plunkett and the Fish Pond