Monday, February 23, 2009

The weather has now warmed up a lot: the last few days have been really nice, with hardly any rain. We were down on Camp Strand on Sunday, and Caitlin had a great time playing in the rock pools. Gardening has also started in earnest with Broad Beans, Onions, Garlic, Swiss Chard and Cauliflowers already planted. We are also trying the 'no dig' method, where you try and avoid disturbing the soil by digging, and keep the weeds down by mulching or covering the ground ( and by pulling them out! ) We have had to enlist the help of the ducks, as some beds were covered by carpet, so when you take it off, there are loads of worms and slugs, a veritable duck picnic. They seem to be getting the idea as well, a great team! We've also had a few in for B&B, which is great, and we're looking forward to seeing Sue and Leanne from Plymouth at the weekend.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Had another lovely day yesterday as we went to Mark and Laura's for lunch. The girls then went for a walk towards Drom, down to the beach, picking wild garlic on the way. I went off for a spot of fishing from the rocks with Mark and Rob, and managed to catch a Sea Trout! Small, I'll admit, and probably more by luck than judgement....anyway, it tasted fantastic! Brian, Jenny and the kids are down for a few days as well, so I dropped in to see them briefly, and we'll all get together in a day or so.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Had to take a trip down to Cahirciveen yesterday, which wasn't too bad as the weather was lovely, clear blue skies, and sunshine ( it's been like it most of the week. ) It was great to look at the snow on the tops of the mountains, and you get a different view of the Slieve Mish mountains behind us when you get past Glenbeigh on the other side of the water. No pictures I'm afraid, as Rachel has the camera in England. They have been really lucky and seem to have avoided the really cold conditions, and have been busy visiting friends and relations.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

After posting yesterday's entry I had a visit from Les from the village who said the weather was worse there, and that there was even more snow in Castlegregrory. I phoned Mark in Fermoyle who said they had loads, so I had to take a look - there was more snow the further west you went, with even snow on the beach, and the Conor Pass was closed. They have some good photos in their own blog. It all looked lovely!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Some drama on Monday, as Rachel, Caitlin and Corinne have all gone over to England for a week, where they have the worst snowfall in the South East for years! It was cold, but dry here, and when we checked the news in the morning, found that Stansted, Luton, Heathrow, and City Airports were closed with some cancellations from Gatwick - Gatwick was the destination! The AA also showed major problems on nearly all of the roads, and to make things worse the Gatwick Express ( the train that goes from Gatwick to Brighton directly ) was also cancelled. Off the girls went, the flight was on time, and their Dad made it by road to pick them up with no real problems - amazing! We had a little snow yesterday, but it's bright and sunny again today, and pretty frosty. Anyway, Caitlin was delighted as she got to make a snowman....