Yew Tree at Moneypenny's Lock, P

Beasties Love Yew!

Those of you who regularly check in with the Beasties' Facebook page might remember Explorer Beastie's trip to the Bee Garden at Moneypenny's Lock back in July. The awesome all-you-can-eat bee buffet is just one part of an ongoing project to restore this stretch of the Newry Canal... But Moneypenny's Lock is also home to … Continue reading Beasties Love Yew!

So, Where Are Paddy and Plunkett This Week?

We left them here last week... but what on earth is that in the background? (If anyone guessed correctly, I'll be super impressed!) This unusal-looking bridge is part of the newly revamped and reopened Gobbins Cliff Path, which is about half an hour's journey outside Belfast, on the County Antrim coast! The original Gobbins path … Continue reading So, Where Are Paddy and Plunkett This Week?

Paddy and Plunkett's Gift From Scotland - CrawCrafts Beasties

Paddy and Plunkett Come Home…

... And look, they brought me back a present! As some of you already know, I am a little bit Scottish - the "Craw" in "CrawCrafts" is taken from my family name, Crawford, a legacy from my Glaswegian grandfather. UK residents will probably also associate the name with a popular brand of Scottish shortbread... although … Continue reading Paddy and Plunkett Come Home…

Meet Paddy & Plunkett!

Regular visitors to the Beasties' Facebook page will recognise these handsome characters from my St Patrick's Day post! For everyone else, allow me to introduce Paddy... ...and Plunkett! Normally I let a Beastie's adoptive parents choose their names, but my mum was quite taken with this pair when I brought them with me on a … Continue reading Meet Paddy & Plunkett!