View from the Train - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

On The Trains

Hello there everyone! Well, after a hiccup-y couple of weeks, we're back on our regular timetable. And how apt, because Paddy and Plunkett have been out and about on the trains again! They're really getting around this summer, aren't they? Now, let's check in and see where they're off to today! Oooh, nice view from … Continue reading On The Trains

Paddy, Plunkett and the Model T Ford - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

Paddy and Plunkett Take Fort William!

Hello there Beastie friends! It's a bit of a rainy old day in Dublin today - ah, the Irish summer! So I don't know about you, but I'd definitely be up for seeing where Paddy and Plunkett's wandering paws have taken them. You may remember we left them here last week... Well, I can now … Continue reading Paddy and Plunkett Take Fort William!

Beasties Take the Train - Scotland - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

Scotland Bound with Paddy and Plunkett!

Hello there Beastie friends! As promised, Paddy and Plunkett have hit the open road again, in search of Beastie-sized adventure! Although, since they're on their way to Scotland, their journey really begins on a stretch of open water... Hmmm... There is a lot of water around. It's coming down from the sky too, by the … Continue reading Scotland Bound with Paddy and Plunkett!

Paddy and Plunkett, Rulers of the Multiverse!

With all the talk Stateside about the total solar eclipse yesterday, Paddy and Plunkett just had to get a slice of the astronomical action for themselves! So they very kindly sent me on some pictures of themselves gadding around in this incredible and unearthly place - welcome to the Crawick Multiverse! This unique attraction is … Continue reading Paddy and Plunkett, Rulers of the Multiverse!

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…

Paddy at the Kelpies - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

Wild Horses, Country Residences and Little Woolly Monsters!

After an enjoyable trip to the Orkneys, Paddy and Plunkett have finally decided to head back to the Scottish mainland! The next stop on their journey was to visit the giant Kelpies sculptures in The Helix parkland, just outside the town of Falkirk in central Scotland. These two massive horses stand guard over the eastern … Continue reading Wild Horses, Country Residences and Little Woolly Monsters!

More From Orkney!

I have to say, I'm incredibly impressed by the amount of interesting things Paddy and Plunkett have found to see and do on Orkney! For some relatively small islands, there's a lot going on! After their visit to Skara Brae, they decided to pop down the road to visit Skaill House, which is the "big … Continue reading More From Orkney!

Plunkett Investigates Skara Brae - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

This Is What Happens…

...When you let a pair of adventurous Beasties out into the world, and then forget to check up on them regularly. With so much else going on last week, Paddy and Plunkett's ongoing Scottish adventures kiiiinda slipped through the net... Sorry lads! To try and get my attention, they decided to abandon the Scottish mainland … Continue reading This Is What Happens…

Paddy and Plunkett at the Glasgow Mausoleum - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

Bonny Beastie Scotland!

Paddy and Plunkett are back! Or, more correctly, they've gone on holiday again and sent me more tales of their adventures to use on the BeastieBlog. This time, they're exploring the delights of Scotland! Their journey begins in Glasgow, which is almost a homecoming for them - I'm a quarter Glaswegian myself, so there should … Continue reading Bonny Beastie Scotland!