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 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!
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
Hello Beastie friends! Since the sun was peeking out between the autumn leaves earlier, I thought it might be fun to head out for a seasonal wander... And guess what? A Beastie stowed away in my camera bag! Well, it's an occupational hazard in this line of business. Hi there, Woolly Jumper Beastie! Hey, your … Continue reading Woolly Autumn Wonderland!
Hello everybody! There's heavy weather forecast for Dublin later today, so as I write I'm looking out the window and enjoying the bright sky and autumn colours before the storm sets in! And it seems doubly apt, because with market season on the way, right now is the calm before THAT particular storm kicks off … Continue reading The Calm Before Market Season
Hello there, Beastie friends! How's your week been? I'm juggling a couple of ongoing monster projects just now, but unfortunately none of them are at a publishable stage yet! So for today's post, I thought I would share some pics of Dublin's parks in their autumn finery instead. Care to wander with us? Living in … Continue reading Dublin in Autumn
Hey there everybody! OK, I know I said that this would be ready yesterday, but due to some computer-related issues, I totally ran out of Friday. Who would have thought that uploading crazy giant image files and trying to play around with them would really slow down the editing process?! Ah well, we'll chalk that … Continue reading Wrapping up the Year – Last of the Calendar Pages!
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!