Friday, June 24, 2016

This weeks creative side

Well the weather wasnt great this week but we got a few wee creative bits and bobs done, made a seagull for the wharf a Japanese style bird feeder type thingie and some bird boxes.







Not so much colour about the place just now a sort of lull in my planting plan anyway there are some French Marigolds and cornflowers about.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Louis bridge

Well this week has been spent constructing a sort of jetty onto my pond as another feature in the garden, it has turned out well. Louis is my French Helpx helper this couple of weeks he is cycling the Wild Atlantic Way the length of Ireland and this is a stop off for him





Lake Maquire is at an all time low as we have had very little rain but there is rain on the forecast for Sunday so that might fill her up again. I have to get round to clearing some lilly pads as they are covering the whole pond near enough.

We also got the yacht doors replaced with one we constructed from marine ply.

Monday, June 13, 2016

To Hell or Connaught

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Oliver Cromwell spent nine months here in Ireland quelling the Irish resistance to English rule and I don't think they were really impressed with Connaught hence the phrase coined in those days "The Irish can go to Hell or Connaught" My dogs are quite happy.

Trying to upload a video I took earlier at the beach down the road. One guy in swimming who is hardier than me by about 5C I managed a paddle up to that tender spot just above the knee that communicates well with the brain "Are you mad"