if you are facing some unexpected “down-time” at home, here are a few ideas to keep you happy and healthy in your home Continue reading Keep Calm and Garden On! Five therapeutic answers to self-isolation.
According to The Ecologist a recent study found that “A heartbreaking 62 percent of adults rarely listen to birdsong” Continue reading Spring Dawn Chorus – easy ways to enjoy birdsong
One of the best bits of gardening is the sharing of plants with other gardeners. If you have surplus left from your splitting and replanting then there is usually someone not too far away happy to accept a free plant. Continue reading Your March Garden – 7 easy tips for Spring action!
Take a good look at the garden from all corners and let your imagination run riot! Continue reading Your February garden – how to prepare with a punch
January may be a dark and dismal month to some, but to me, it is one full of promise. Birds sing in the trees as I walk the dog telling me that Spring IS on its way, even if it … Continue reading Your January garden – how to perfect your planning power
Drie Gebroeders (Three Brothers) is a common name for a Dutch vessel, often the result of several brothers co-owning her, or as in the case of my 121-year-old lady, the original skipper having that many sons. A quick look through … Continue reading A girl called Neeltje
Tens of thousands of Brent geese that come here every winter can’t be wrong! Since the days of St. Patrick humans have settled in the lough area to benefit from the produce of its calm waters and the fertile, drumlin … Continue reading Strangford Lough – a blue gym for health and wellbeing
Alison weaves her heart-warming memories of Buster the Beagle into an insightful picture of life on the water and all the colourful episodes that come with it. Continue reading Boating with Buster – a review
Driving back, I reflected on the all-pervading sense of community in rural Ireland, North and South. To me, nothing shows this better in an area than the support for their local football team. Continue reading Lovely Leitrim – a mecca for lake-lovers.
Yeats called Sligo “The Land of Heart’s Desire” and its wonders filled his early poetry. As I drove the winding road back to Ballinamore I vowed to return to Sligo, perhaps not for my heart’s desire but at least to relish its natural wonders and breathe deeply of its magical properties, as many have done before me. Continue reading Sligo – so much more than Yeats and the Wild Atlantic.