View From Beastie Towers in the Snow - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

New Year? Snow Way!

It's the first BeastieBlog of 2021... Happy new year, everybody! And although this first week of January didn't bring a whole lot of good news on the pandemic front, in some parts of the island of Ireland it did bring something a little unusual - SNOW! And some of it fell in the back garden … Continue reading New Year? Snow Way!

Paddy and Plunkett – The Hunt for Red October

Hello Beastie friends! I hope you all had a spooktacular Hallowe'en! We've been busily stitching away here in Beastie Towers, so it's lucky for you that Paddy and Plunkett have been in touch... Otherwise you would have been treated to a series of pictures of me at my craft table today. After their recent adventures … Continue reading Paddy and Plunkett – The Hunt for Red October

Paddy and Plunkett on the rocks - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

Tales of the Giant’s Causeway, with Paddy and Plunkett

Hello everyone! Well, last week I promised you a visit to one of County Antrim's most famous landmarks... And here we are! Plunkett is especially excited - this attraction does have a very geological slant. He's just spotted it there in the distance... The Giant's Causeway! Time to rush over for a closer peek. "Look … Continue reading Tales of the Giant’s Causeway, with Paddy and Plunkett

Breakfast Fit For A Beastie - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

Beside the Seaside on the North Antrim Coast

Hello Beastie friends, and welcome back to the beautiful North Antrim Coast! Where's that? Right here... Although we are gradually working our way north from the red arrow, and we're currently hanging out on the flat area just below that little offshore island. Adventurous Beasties Paddy and Plunkett have been touring this scenic part of … Continue reading Beside the Seaside on the North Antrim Coast

Paddy and Plunkett at Castlerock Beach - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

Bushmills Beasties

Hello everyone! We're coming in a little bit later than usual this week, but rest assured that Paddy and Plunkett are very keen to share their latest holiday adventure with you all. This week, we'll be swinging by the small town of Bushmills and taking a stroll on one of County Antrim's famous sandy beaches. … Continue reading Bushmills Beasties

P&P at Antrim Castle - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

Paddy and Plunkett – Escape to Antrim!

It's been a while since we heard from the boys, hasn't it? But don't worry, they've just been getting away from it all (locally) again! Now they're back and ready to share their latest adventure - in Antrim! Of course, at first they didn't know they were going to Antrim. When Beasties travel, the luck … Continue reading Paddy and Plunkett – Escape to Antrim!

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Paddy and Plunkett – Harvest Time!

Hey there everyone! Now, if the title of this post has you thinking that it's really too early to harvest anything, please read on... You might be surprised! After planting courgette seeds a few weeks ago, Paddy and Plunkett are back out in the garden... And, unsurprisingly, they're on the lookout for some lunch. "Look, … Continue reading Paddy and Plunkett – Harvest Time!

Relaxing on Glencolmcille Beach - CrawCrafts Beasties

Flashback Friday – Beasties by the Seaside

Hello Beastie friends! Is it really Friday again already? And what's with all this talk about the seaside? Well, this week for Flashback Friday I wanted to revisit a little lady monster from back in 2016 - hey there, Mermaid Beastie! But her fishy tail... ... And aquatic-themed accessories... ... Made me realise that it's … Continue reading Flashback Friday – Beasties by the Seaside

Beasties in the Bluebells - Paddy and Plunkett - CrawCrafts Beasties

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!

Explorer Beastie’s Easter

Hello everybody! Sorry we're a little late this week... We've been off enjoying ourselves over the Easter (or BEASTer) break! Still, the upside is that I had a camera handy for most of it - care to see some holiday snaps? Our first full day away was last Saturday, and we spent it in style... … Continue reading Explorer Beastie’s Easter