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Star of the sea

This really has nothing to do with the sea but it’s a nice notion all the same. I just wanted to share this paper Christmas bauble with you. I made it using pages from an old book. It… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate

Lacework by sea.

The wind from the west

If winter comes, can spring be far behind? A lone onion seed-head still stands in the little island bed, despite Sherkin’s prevailing westerly winds. As our garden lies to the west of the island, with the open Atlantic… Continue reading

The Mad Hatter

Call it a kink or a quirk of nature in me but when it comes to knitting and crocheting, I’m a bit gung ho. As soon as I see something I’d like to… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

This is my first participation in the Weekly Photo Challenge. I could hardly ignore that theme, now could I! So here goes. This is also where the Sherkin Luddite Extraordinaire attempts her first ‘mosaic… Continue reading

Where there’s life…

My dear old Uncle Ted used to say that if you put some soil on your head and stood still for long enough, a bramble would take root. Well, I won’t be trying… Continue reading

Winter light

Cow Strand, Sherkin Island, November 2012. Oileán Chléire (Cape Clear Island) is seen in the distance.

Mirror, mirror

Mirror, mirror on the tree, who can be lovelier than thee? Oh, if only this one could talk. We had seven gorgeous sixteen-year-old girls here for the weekend to celebrate my daughter’s very belated… Continue reading

An Irish blessing

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until… Continue reading

A dog’s eye view

Introducing Nellie, your personal tour guide of Sherkin Island. Nellibellikins (or Smellikins, depending on what she’s been rolling in) would love to share some of her favourite places on the island with you, like Cow… Continue reading