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!

Beastie Calendar 2021 - Cover - CrawCrafts Beasties

New Year, New Calendar!

Hurrah! 2020 has been a heckuva year, but we're down to the last couple of days now AT LAST! So might it maybe be a good time to start looking to the future? I thought so, and that's why I sat down today to comb through my Beastie photo archives and put together an all-new … Continue reading New Year, New Calendar!

Paddy and Plunkett in Winter - CrawCrafts Beasties

We wish you a Merry Beastmas…

... And a monster new year! Wow, it's been a bit of a crazy one, hasn't it? I'm sure many of us will be glad to file away our (barely-used) 2020 calendars, and get stuck into a fresh shiny year! Here's wishing you all a very happy holiday season, whatever you're doing and wherever you … Continue reading We wish you a Merry Beastmas…

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!

Paddy, Plunkett and the Poet in Sligo - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

Paddy & Plunkett’s Sligo Adventure, Part 2

Hey there everyone! We're heading back to beautiful County Sligo again this week... And after leaving Plunkett surrounded by lush Irish greenery at the end of last Tuesday's post... ... This time it's up to Paddy to choose what they get up to. So, that means the boys are up early! And after taking in … Continue reading Paddy & Plunkett’s Sligo Adventure, Part 2

Paddy and Plunkett’s Summer Staycation

The boys are back in town... Or are they? Like the rest of us, they've been locked in for the last few months, and now they're eager to get away. Staycation or long-haul round-the-world trip, they don't mind! Fortunately, it looks like an opportunity to travel has just presented itself. "What's going on here, Paddy?" … Continue reading Paddy and Plunkett’s Summer Staycation