Hello from Gleno! Last week, I promised you greenery galore, in celebration of the lush, verdant delights of the Irish summer! Our summer here is, well, a little temperamental. On any given day, you could head out with an umbrella, a woolly jumper and sunglasses, and odds are you'll have the chance to use all … Continue reading Paddy and Plunkett – The Boys in Green!
I really wasn't sure what I was going to write about today. I have a lot of things on the go at the minute, but none of them are at a newsworthy stage yet, so this morning found me (only a little desperately) trawling through my copious Beastie photo archive, plus ALL my emails, in … Continue reading Traces of Days Gone By
It's been quite a summer for Paddy and Plunkett! They've spent a glorious couple of months seeing all there is to see in Sussex and Kent, from white cliffs and lighthouses... ... To fantastic castles! But it's hard to get out of the way of travelling once you get started, so after the briefest of … Continue reading Paddy and Plunkett, Home Again… (Almost!)
Regular BeastieBlog readers will know that Explorer Beastie and I were literally away with the fairies a couple of weeks ago! But as I was tidying up the photo files from our trip away, I saw that there were loads of other non-fairy photos that I hadn't had a chance to use. Away from the … Continue reading More From The Fairy Forest!
As some of you might already know, Explorer Beastie and I took a couple of days off last week and escaped to the countryside! And we really couldn't have timed it better, since our trip coincided with another brief guest appearance from the ever-elusive Irish Summer. Explorer Beastie couldn't wait to get outside... ...And he … Continue reading Explorer Beastie’s Holiday!
Last time we caught up with Paddy and Plunkett, they were enjoying a bit of fun along the shorelines of northwest Northern Ireland... Perhaps for the best, Plunkett took the wheel for the next leg of the journey - a trip to Northern Ireland's second-largest city. Depending on which route you take, you might see … Continue reading Paddy and Plunkett in the City of Many Names
It's been a while since we last caught up with Paddy and Plunkett! But it looks like they've been off adventuring again... Let's see what they've been up to as they travel along Northern Ireland's north coast! Mussenden Temple was originally a private library, built by the 4th Earl of Bristol in memory of his … Continue reading Beach Beasties!
OK, so normally Explorer Beastie and I would be taking you to one of our favourite Dublin places today... But when a rare opportunity to visit Belfast presented itself, we could hardly say no! Although I originally hail from this part of the world, I very seldom get to hang out in Belfast any more. … Continue reading Explorer Beastie Special – Belfast Road Trip!
Autumn may be in full swing, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a day by the sea! And this isn't any old seaside - Paddy and Plunkett took a day trip to my childhood stomping grounds, where I spent many happy hours (at all times of the year) clambering over the stones and poking … Continue reading Paddy and Plunkett’s Seaside Adventure!
In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "Happy Place." Anyone who checks in with the BeastieBlog regularly will know that my favourite place to spend some downtime is at Boyfriend's family farm, in County Roscommon. Roscommon is one of the semi-forgotten counties in the centre-west of Ireland, which makes it a great place to … Continue reading Head West