Seasons End

Markree Castle

Well the clocks have gone back and the dark evenings are here and I’m feeling a bit ‘meh’. I’m sure it will pass in time because I miss my usual cheerful self. On the positive side I haven’t had to change the clock back in my car because I didn’t put it forward in the Spring! Talking of cars someone drove into mine while it was parked over the weekend and left a nice little dent in it for me….very kind of them.


My exhibition is now over so I went in to Angelworld today to move everything out. They have been so good to me letting me have the exhibition in their beautiful shop. It was also great to be able to sell cards in aid of Sligo Animal Rescue. The only thing now is that I have quite a few framed photos and canvas prints left over that I really need to sell to pay myself back for the frames. So if you know of anyone that’s interested just drop me an email (


I’ll stop writing now because I’m depressing myself! Hopefully I’ll be back to normal (whatever that is) soon.

Sligo Live 2014

nightsligolive1 Sligo Live has just taken place. It’s been a great few days with plenty of music in various venues throughout the town. I got to see Claudia Schwab & Marti Taern at The Model.


I also saw Tom Terrell at The Model, who proved to be very popular. The thing I like about Sligo Live is that it’s a chance to hear musicians that you might not otherwise get to hear.


I really wanted to see Bell X1 who were one of the headline acts and were playing at the Knocknarea Arena in the IT Sligo but I couldn’t afford a ticket and I tried everywhere to win a ticket but no such luck. So it was looking like I wouldn’t get to see them until my friend asked me if I wanted her weekend ticket as she wasn’t able to go. I felt like Cinderella…minus the glass slipper and the ugly sisters! Bell X1 were amazing, I loved seeing them. The support band weren’t my kind of thing…but I’m old!


Sheryl Crow was playing on Sunday night at the Knocknarea Arena. Old Hannah were the support band, the staff were strict about photography though and I got asked to stop taking photos of Old Hannah, so there’s just one and no photos of Sheryl Crow (well not by me anyway). Sheryl was very good and the place was packed! I’ve never seen a Sligo event so busy.

I really liked the festival club which took place in 5th On Teeling every night after the IT shows. There were three stages there with a choice of traditional music, a main stage and an acoustic stage. StreetCart were also there serving their great food. I’m not good with late nights so I only got to see Dean Gurrie, but he was great. He’s bringing out an album soon so I’m looking forward to that.

It’s been a great few days. Huge thanks to my friend for the ticket, very much appreciated.

Pet Portraits – and more


If you are looking for a special gift how about booking me to take a ‘pet portrait’. I will come to your home or meet you at a scenic location and take some special photos of your pet. I will email you small sizes of the images and you can either get a print of any of them or have one printed on a canvas, there is also an option to have greeting cards made. To find out more just send me an email at

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Harvest Home at Lissadell House

Ewe looking at meI was invited along to Lissadell House for the Harvest Home for the North West event yesterday. I had to hand out prizes for the adult art competition, I’m delighted I didn’t have to judge it as the standard was so high. There was a bit of a scary moment when I arrived at the house and Gilbert (the car) almost got stuck in the mud! Parking in fields in Ireland on a rainy day don’t mix. Continue reading

Something Special at Eala Bhan

Collages1Lucy and I went along to Eala Bhan during the week to try out their Afternoon Tea.  I’m a big fan of Afternoon Tea (well to be honest I’m a big fan of food in general!) This was the best Afternoon Tea I’ve ever had. Eala Bhan is a really beautiful restaurant, located along the banks of the River Garavogue in Sligo town. We had a table in the window and were able to relax and watch the swans glide down the river.

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