Diary, weather

It’s not just the leaves falling!

Autumn in Sligo

I love this time of year. October in Sligo is usually a magical month, with the misty mornings, sunny days and falling leaves there’s nothing quite like it. Unfortunately it’s not just the leaves falling!

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Two from this morning

Cloud reflections

In the words of WB Yeats ‘I went out to Hazelwood, because a fire was in my head’. In reality I went out to Hazelwood because Lucy has started a new course and has to be in at 8.30am when nothing in Sligo is open….it doesn’t have quite the same ring to it!!

Double rainbow

Onwards again and waiting for the tyre place to open. Gilbert (the car) has his NCT tomorrow (National Car Test) and I needed to get a new tyre. While I was waiting I took a little spin out to Gibraltar Point, which is just between Finiskiln and the Strandhill Road and there was a double rainbow there to greet me. Hopefully this is a good sign, fingers crossed. 🙂


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Freezing and Fund It!


I’ve had trouble sleeping recently so I was awake for a few hours during the night. This was the view out of my window at 5am. I finally got to sleep for about an hour until it was time to get up, luckily tiredness hasn’t hit me yet.


I walked Rocket-dog at around 7am and this was Coolaney village. I’ve no idea what happened to Spring…if someone finds it can you send it back again!

Sheep and snow

I miss our old house because we are kind of in a dip here and it’s hard to see the sunrise, I tried but I failed and I don’t really like walking along the road in the snow and ice. I either go slipping or I’m frightened some of the daft drivers will run me over.

Snowy daffodils

Anyway after walking the dog it was time to head to town. By the time I got to Ballisodare the only snow to be seen was on the mountains.

The Hawk's Well

I went to an information day about Fund It campaigns at the Hawk’s Well Theatre. I have a fairly big project coming up and I was wondering if Fund It would be the way to go mainly due to the fact that I’m broke (nothing new there) and I didn’t marry a millionaire – or even a thousandaire. Fund It is all about people helping others to fund various creative projects in return they get rewards. It really is a great idea but it does seem to be quite a lot of work as well.

Fund It

It was an interesting discussion and there are a couple more workshops coming up in Dublin and Cork, they are free and well worth going along to. I really have to get out of the mindset that I’m begging before I think about trying a crowdfunding campaign. It was great to listen to Aminah and mister ebby, both had successful campaigns and were very generous telling us all about their experience. I’ll think some more about it before I make a firm decision. Do any of you have any thoughts on it? Good, bad or indifferent?

inion veigh

After that I popped in to Inion Veigh, a new gallery and craft shop that has opened in John Street, Sligo. They have some brilliant items and I love the fact that various arts and crafts are displayed there. The ladies were so helpful as I have a few ideas that I’d like to try, so do pop in and say hello to them.

WB Yeats

Just before we went home Lucy had a consultation with David McConville Orthodontics – she’ll tell you all about it on her blog.

So that was my day. It’s snowing again as I type so we’ll see what tomorrow brings.


Snow Day


I was in bed this morning listening out for traffic. Usually there is a fair amount of traffic on the road outside our house, this morning I counted two cars. So I dragged myself to the window and sure enough there was fairly deep snow (well for Sligo anyway) so I declared it a snow day.

Snow Day

I took Rocket-dog out for a walk through the village, I really miss seeing the animals that we used to see at the old house so we took a walk up to where we used to live.

Cold ass

We saw this lovely donkey who looked a bit chilly but he had plenty of food and shelter.

Oh Sheep

We saw a few sheep too and quite a lot of snow. I forgot to wear my wellington boots so ended up soaked in snow with wet feet.

The cottage with the red door

So I squelched back home and had a bit of a lazy day. Lucy did a new blog post which is brilliant (and nothing to do with snow).

The snow is almost all gone and we are now waiting to be hammered by Storm Rachel which is meant to put in an appearance tonight. Hopefully it won’t be as bad as they are promising.