Webs of intrigue

Autumn may be the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness but it also heralds the arrival of spiders in-doors. At the first hint of an autumnal chill, in they creep. I remember reading… 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

Jelly fish days

Legend has it that if hoards of jelly fish turn up on the shoreline, you can expect endless days of sunshine. I snapped these pictures in early June and it has rained more… Continue reading

Evening tide

Nellie, our dog, likes nothing better than to run up and down the seashore. I dedicate this picture in memory of our dear friend, Stuart, who loved the sea.

Stitch ‘n’ beach

Knitting and crocheting on the beach is one of life’s little pleasures. On a dull and damp June Bank Holiday weekend, I stashed the knitting needles in my bag and headed off to Silver Strand.… Continue reading

Where to now?

Step outside of the front door and you’ll find this on the flagstone right outside. Created one day by the island husband with an angle grinder, it somehow looks as if it’s always been… Continue reading

One Lovely Blog Award

This award came out of the blue and has tickled me pink! A big thank you to Claire Shotter for sending this award to me http://www.claireshottersblog.wordpress.com The rules of acceptance seem to be as… Continue reading

Hello beautiful

Below you will find ‘The Lost Heifer’ by Austin Clarke.  This lovely poem came to mind as I was taking this picture, although this is no lost heifer – just a beautiful blond bullock having a great… Continue reading


Bluebells, Sherkin Island, May 2012