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

Bluebells, Sherkin Island, May 2012

Mad about the buoy

Here’s a story about finding lots of washed up buoys on Trá Bán (Irish for ‘White Strand’) over the years, tying them all to an ailing tree one sunny summer’s day to give… Continue reading

Knock, knock

Who’s there? God only knows.. but don’t you think this door knocker is far too posh for the little island door? Having Googled this gracious piece of door furniture, I have discovered that… Continue reading

Ominous thoughts…

This is a milestone blog  (my tenth) but it comes with some doubt and misgivings. Since I started this blog my ability to create has diminished through fear, self-consciousness and worry. It’s as… Continue reading