Hey there everyone! Wow, you'd barely know you were in Ireland today - it's so warm and sunny outside! So I thought it might be the perfect day to catch up with the rest of Explorer Beastie's springtime wanderings, after our slight digression last week. Oh, and if you missed part one, you'll find that … Continue reading Springtime with Explorer Beastie
Hello there everyone! How are things where you are? Our county borders reopened here in Ireland last week... And maybe it was this, or possibly I was inspired by Paddy and Plunkett's "great escape" last week, but I decided it might be a good time to escape to the lovely Irish countryside for a couple … Continue reading Spring in the Irish Countryside
Hey there Beastie friends! Yes, it's that time again... Can you believe that it's St Patrick's Day already? This year, it's going to be a pretty quiet Paddy's Day in Dublin. But the Beasties have had me look out some old photos of past festivities, to give you all a feel for what would normally … Continue reading Happy St Patrick’s Day, Everyone!
Hello there everyone! Well, I hope you're hungry, because this week's post is all about FOOD! I was set on this train of thought by last week's post, which started off with a picture of Explorer Beastie tucking into a human-sized breakfast. MY human-sized breakfast, I might add... And it appears that I'm not the … Continue reading Food for Thought…
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 there Beastie friends! I hope you're all staying safe and keeping well in these strange times. I thought I'd do something a little different today, and share a behind-the-scenes story... My Christmas in the countryside! I usually head north of the border to spend the festive season with my family in Northern Ireland. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Countryside Christmas
Hurrah! 2020 has been a heckuva year, but we're down to the last couple of days now AT LAST! So might it maybe be a good time to start looking to the future? I thought so, and that's why I sat down today to comb through my Beastie photo archives and put together an all-new … Continue reading New Year, New Calendar!
... And a monster new year! Wow, it's been a bit of a crazy one, hasn't it? I'm sure many of us will be glad to file away our (barely-used) 2020 calendars, and get stuck into a fresh shiny year! Here's wishing you all a very happy holiday season, whatever you're doing and wherever you … Continue reading We wish you a Merry Beastmas…
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?