Ripples

I have been making waves on Sherkin Island this weekend – thanks to the lovely Lucy at Attic24 and her pattern for a Cottage Ripple Blanket.  This crochet project has sustained me through the winter months, and… Continue reading

Weekly photo challenge: Wall

  There are times of the year when our cottage walls take on a whole new life of their own. The image above was taken in June last year but in honour of… Continue reading

Let it snow

  Last night I must have walked through the back of the wardrobe because this morning I woke up in Narnia. It hardly ever snows in Cork. In fact, I think the last snow… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed

  For more shadows see the Daily Post.

Island hues

  Sherkin Island colours change with the seasons, ranging from softly muted shades of autumn to the vibrancy of high summer. As we face into a new year, I wish each and everyone of you a… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow

  A very unseasonal pop of yellow from Sherkin Island. Just a quick little note to go with this week’s yellow photo challenge to update you on the island funding situation. I believe that the… Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday

Death of the islands?

The Irish Government has made a decision to terminate essential funding to five Community Development Offices, which will have a devastating effect on nine non-Gaeltacht (non-Irish speaking) islands. The withdrawal of this funding will… Continue reading

Weekly Travel Theme: Autumn

Late afternoon autumnal light taken last weekend on Sherkin Island, looking west to Cape Clear Island. I took this one a little earlier in the day, showing Sherkin Island still has its coat of… Continue reading

Angel watching over

My life is like a broken stair winding round a ruined tower and leading nowhere. Tennyson Once upon a summer day in a hedgerow humming with honeysuckled bees, we made a chilling discovery. A… Continue reading