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!
Aaaah, cherry blossom! When you see those trees turned out in their delicate pink and white flowers, it's usually safe to say that spring has well and truly sprung... Even in Ireland! In St Stephen's Green, right in the centre of Dublin, there's a short walkway by the bandstand that's lined with cherry trees. It's … Continue reading Cherry Nice!
...So Explorer Beastie and I could hardly wait to get outside and enjoy some unexpected sun yesterday afternoon! And with St Patrick's Day coming up next week, where better to hang out than in St Patrick's Park? The park is right beside St Patrick's Cathedral, so you really can't miss it... The Cathedral's tall spire … Continue reading Spring Has Sprung in Dublin…
Yippeeeeee! It's new Beastie time! And since I'm sure I'm not the only one who is still trying to get used to the transition from the old year to the new (anyone else out there steadfastly continuing to write 2015 dates on things? Because I am), who better to sweep away the clinging cobwebs of … Continue reading A Cheerful Start To The New Year…
Well, that photo might be a slight exaggeration. But even so, after a surprisingly warm start to November, it's got mighty chilly here in Dublin lately! And despite promises of a clear, bright day on Friday, low temperatures and teeming rain did temporarily stop play when Sweetheart Beastie, Christmas Gift Beastie and I headed out … Continue reading Beasties, It’s Cold Outside!
Hey there, sports fans! It's new Beastie time again! And since this is the last full week of August - and, in my mind, the end of the summer - I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you to one last Summer Barróg Beastie before we head into the autumn. So, without further ado, … Continue reading Last Days of Summer…
Wow! It's been a hectic couple of weeks here at Beastie Towers! Sometimes a project comes along that demands a little extra effort, and that's why there hasn't been much activity here on the BeastieBlog lately. I'll unveil that monster undertaking soon enough, but it seemed a bit much for a Friday... so let's take … Continue reading A Monster Tour of Dublin