Last week, when we left Paddy and Plunkett, they were halfway around the wonderful gardens at Powerscourt Estate, just south of Dublin in Co. Wicklow. They've seen a lot already... ...But there's still plenty left for curious Beasties to explore! Let's join them as they're taking a breather in the peaceful environs of the arboretum. … Continue reading The Gardens of Powerscourt
Hello there Beastie friends! Well, after a quick new Beastie pit stop last week, we're back on the road with Paddy and Plunkett. Despite the very obvious appeal of sticking around in that cosy cottage at the Logan Fish Pond, the adventurous pair have moved on... And apparently hopped a couple of rungs up the … Continue reading To The Manor Born – Beasties at Powerscourt!
Wait a second... FISH POND? I thought the boys were off to Senegal! Apparently not. They were all set to go, but as they headed down the coast, they were won over to the idea of a quiet day at the seaside. Then... "Hey, what's that weird-looking building in among the rocks?" Once again, the … Continue reading Paddy, Plunkett and the Fish Pond
Welcome back to the watery depths of Anglesea Sea Zoo! The fish all look happy today... But Paddy and Plunkett were in a bit of a pickle when we left them last week! Fortunately, I was getting all alarmed over nothing... Turns out that this rather large octopus is a big fan of the boys, … Continue reading Paddy And Plunkett – Save the Sea!
Hello, Beastie friends! We're joining Paddy and Plunkett again today, for an adventure with a bit more of an aquatic theme than last week's! To set the scene, we'll meet up with the boys at the tidal race in the Menai Strait... And what's this? A rare photobombing by Plunkett?The Menai Strait is the narrow … Continue reading Under the Sea in Anglesey!
Hello there Beastie friends! As promised, Paddy and Plunkett have hit the open road again, in search of Beastie-sized adventure! Although, since they're on their way to Scotland, their journey really begins on a stretch of open water... Hmmm... There is a lot of water around. It's coming down from the sky too, by the … Continue reading Scotland Bound with Paddy and Plunkett!
Well hello there everyone! It's a beautiful sunny day here in Dublin, and to make it EVEN BETTER, some pictures from Paddy and Plunkett dropped into my inbox last week. I was beginning to wonder where they'd got to... When they're quiet, that's often a sign of mischief brewing. But here they are, on the … Continue reading Beasties in the Bluebells!
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!
Hello there Beastie friends! It's got a little chillier since we last saw each other, but that doesn't seem to have dampened Paddy and Plunkett's spirits. Here's where I lost track of them last week...... And look, I've finally caught up with them - in the vegetable garden! There's Paddy, reveling in the green glory … Continue reading Winter Garden Wandering II – Into the Vegetable Patch!
Hello everybody! Well, we may be in the very depths of winter here in the northern hemisphere, but since we all made it through Blue Monday yesterday, it's onwards and upwards from here! And after introducing a few new Beasties recently (catch up here and here) I thought it might be nice to get out … Continue reading Winter Garden Wandering with Paddy and Plunkett!