Did you know that, according to the Celtic calendar, Spring in Ireland begins at the start of February? Most of the time, it doesn't feel particularly Spring-like until well into March (especially last year!) but 2019 has been so mild. Explorer Beastie's miniature daffodils have been blooming for a couple of weeks already! And with … Continue reading Early Spring at Beastie Towers!
Hurrah! The Beastie calendar 2019 has landed! You can pick up your copy in my online store right now, for a mere €2! As you can see, I've decided to build on 2018's month-by-month calendar pages model. The 2019 calendar is coming at you all in one go, as a single handy download! And although … Continue reading Beastie Calendar 2019!
Hey everybody! We're baaaaaack! It's been a crazy couple of weeks, but we just wanted to swing by to wish you all... A very merry Beastmas! And while I'm here, how about a seasonal Beastmas tale? Pull up a chair, grab some mulled wine and a fistful of mince pies, and let me tell you … Continue reading Happy Beastmas!
It may only be Tuesday, but it seems like we're already in party mode here at Beastie Towers! Come and join us as we pick a name for the 2018 sloe gin batch, as promised last week, and give you a sneak peek of some of the other kitty-inspired goodies we'll be bringing to the … Continue reading Beasties! Cats! Gin!
Woooooooooooo! We couldn't resist popping in an extra post to celebrate the Beasties' favourite holiday! Soooo... Have a spooktacular Hallowe'en! And here are some seasonal monsters to get your own festivities started! First of all, we've got Dracula Beastie stopping in for a bite! Then Ghostie Beastie's going to drift through later on. And who … Continue reading Happy Hallowe’en!
Hello there Beastie friends! How was your weekend? Ours turned out to be surprisingly fruitful, when we went for a late autumn walk in the Irish countryside! Join us as we head out foraging in nature's larder... Well, if Explorer Beastie can be coaxed out of the flower beds. A Sloe Day for Foraging We … Continue reading A Beastie Foraging Feast!
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!
Yes, I know I'm jumping the gun a little here! But over the last couple of days, the cooler breezes and suddenly shorter days have been signalling that the season is about to turn. And much as I enjoyed our very un-Irish Irish summer this year, I am SO ready for September! Autumn has long … Continue reading Hello September!
Over the last couple of weeks, the subject of Beastie photography has raised its head a few times in the comments! And that got me looking back at all the crazy things I've done over the years in the name of capturing a blog-worthy Beastie snapshot. Better still, it made me think of the sneaky … Continue reading Secrets of Beastie Photography