Hello there Beastie friends! I hope you're all staying safe and keeping well in these strange times. I thought I'd do something a little different today, and share a behind-the-scenes story... My Christmas in the countryside! I usually head north of the border to spend the festive season with my family in Northern Ireland. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Countryside Christmas
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!
So, the clocks have gone back and the evenings are starting noticeably earlier every day. And, after a slightly rainy start to the autumn here in Ireland, the sun finally showed his face - fortunately at a time when Explorer Beastie and I were away in the countryside for a couple of days! The bright … Continue reading Explorer Beastie’s Wintry Ramble!
Oh, poor Explorer Beastie! We were hoping to get out and about this week, but both the weather and my work schedule were against us... Still, at least we have some great photos from previous years to look back on. I hope you all enjoy this trip down memory lane as much as we did! … Continue reading Autumn Fun With Explorer Beastie!
Hello everybody! After a couple of weeks away (which seemed to vanish in the blink of an eye, by the way), we're back in Beastie Towers and ready for more woolly monster fun! Our "holidays" actually ended up being pretty action-packed, so I'll have lots to share with you over the next few posts. First … Continue reading The Post-Holidays Post
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
Summer in Ireland is a fleeting thing! Our unpredictable four-seasons-in-one-day climate means that a balmy evening can turn chilly in a heartbeat, and a day that starts out grey and drizzly can transform into a real scorcher by lunchtime. That's why the very second we see a blink of sunshine here, we drop everything and … Continue reading Summer Colour Inspiration!
It's been a while since we last caught up with Explorer Beastie... with so many of his Beastie brothers and sisters sending reports of their travels to us, he hasn't really got a look-in! So a trip out west to my boyfriend's family farm was a perfect opportunity for him to take a wander, and … Continue reading Summer in the Countryside
A couple of weeks ago, Explorer Beastie and I had a chance to head out West and enjoy a little quiet time. Autumn is far and away my favourite season, and I'd argue that the Irish countryside looks its best at this time of year. We definitely got more than our fair share of "mists … Continue reading Explorer Beastie in Autumn
For some time now, I've been wanting to make a range of Irish Beasties. Of course, my Beasties are already pretty Irish - they are born here, after all. But it always surprises me how little of the yarn we get in this country actually comes from here. And when you have a whole world … Continue reading Oooh! New Beasties!