Carrickfin Beach – Calm after Storm Callum

Carrickfin Beach with Arranmore Island in the distance Carrickfin Beach beckoned me on Sunday, as calm, sunny weather made a very welcome reappearance after Storm Callum. The beach is rarely busy, despite its obvious beauty: The sky remained reflected on the tide, as I neared the North end of the beach: I traveled past rocks … More Carrickfin Beach – Calm after Storm Callum

A Year in the Garden

The garden is slumbering, and I am waiting patiently for hundreds of tiny bulbs to explode into bloom. The first snowdrops are already welcoming visitors: However, the majority of my spring bulbs are only poking their heads tentatively above ground. I think they are wondering “Will it snow?” A review of the 2017 gardening year … More A Year in the Garden

Super Moon

I waited in vain yesterday, for thick swathes of clouds to disappear and reveal the super moon.  Sadly, they were not for shifting! Reluctantly, I went to bed to catch up on some much needed sleep after the excitement of my book launch.  My mind was racing and sleep evaded me. At 1 am, I rose and peeked outside my … More Super Moon