Happy 9th Birthday to the Blog

Well it’s hard to believe that my little old blog is 9 years old! Those years fairly flew. The blog started as a place to get thoughts out of my head during a time when there was a lot of illness in the family and has kind of come full circle.

A Friday Chat

I’m calling it a chat because when I type I feel like I’m chatting to you so grab a coffee, take a seat and join me on my rambles. Speaking of coffee there is a coffee morning on Monday in The Blind Tiger, Sligo 10am – 12 noon…come and join us.

Summertime Sadness

A bit of a misleading blog post title as I’m still waiting for summer and I’m not really sad but it’s feeling like the end of an era. The Sligo Summer Festival is over, the Fleadh Cheoil is over and all the adventures leading up to my Wild Atlantic Wayfarer exhibition are over so I’m […]

Boycott The Blog Awards Ireland 2015

I was delighted when I got an email a few weeks ago to say my blog had been nominated for The Blog Awards, Ireland. I’m not so delighted today when I found out that the Early Bird tickets are €75! This price is meant to be a ‘special offer’ for those who purchase tickets early. […]


My I is for Innisfree as in the Isle of Innisfree. It’s a little Island in the middle of Lough Gill, Sligo, Ireland. I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made: Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honeybee, […]


I was reading John’s blog today and I saw his post about an A to Z April blogging challenge. I thought I’d join in the challenge. Today is the start of the challenge and my A stands for April (I racked my brains thinking of that one!!) Well it’s still bloody freezing, no one has […]