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!
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…