Plunkett in the Seahorse Nursery - Sea Zoo - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

Paddy And Plunkett – Save the Sea!

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!

Under the Sea in Anglesey!

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!

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Scotland Bound with Paddy and Plunkett!

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!

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Beasties in the Bluebells!

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!

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Early Spring at Beastie Towers!

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!

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Winter Garden Wandering II – Into the Vegetable Patch!

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!

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Winter Garden Wandering with Paddy and Plunkett!

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!

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The Calm Before Market Season

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

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Beasts in the Woods!

Hello everybody! How's your week going? We've been enjoying some beautiful crisp Autumn days here recently - the bright sun and cool air really helps clear the cobwebs. So, it will be no surprise to hear that Paddy and Plunkett have been out and about, and a little closer to home than usual, too. Let's … Continue reading Beasts in the Woods!

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A Beastie Foraging Feast!

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!