Queen Maeve – a cheesy story

If you live in Ireland you have probably heard of Queen Maeve, in Celtic mythology she was known as the Warrior Queen of Connacht. She’s buried in Sligo – in a cairn on the top of Knocknarea Mountain near Strandhill.

Fun with food

The weather has been too awful to be out and about taking photos so I decided to try something different (yes I know I have too much time on my hands). So above we have ‘Cheeses of Nazareth’. My idea of an edible nativity. A couple of years ago I made this: Which was all […]

Sligo Farmers Market

On Saturday morning Jono and I went to the Sligo Farmers Market. It’s on every week from 9-12 at the IT Sligo. There are all kinds of lovely things to buy including plants, herbs, meat, fish, cakes, breads, cheeses, flowers and even bric-a-brac. I really loved the Leitrim Flowers stall. All their flowers are grown […]

Give them cheese

Cheese platter, originally uploaded by magnum_lady. The Irish government have decided to give ‘needy’ people cheese. That’s really going to help people that can’t pay their bills. 

Sligo Farmers Market

Sligo Farmers Market, originally uploaded by magnum_lady. Today I took Jono to Hazelwood forest for a little walk around. We fed the ducks and swans, my finger got ‘savaged’ by a swan who mistook it for a crumpet! < Then we went to the Sligo Farmers Market. It’s held in the car park of the […]


Shopping, originally uploaded by magnum_lady. Well I slept until after 11am today, which is unheard of for me, but I must have needed it….I missed Calamity Jane though…I love that film: ‘Oh the deadwood stage……’ (Just be glad you can’t hear me singing). We went out shopping in Sligo today, but this being Good Friday […]