zaterdag 31 december 2011

Enlightened Christmas

Pirate Peti writes: "Hank was responsible for the Hanukkah candles, José for the Christmas lights and I read the Koran."

Photo: Peti

zaterdag 24 december 2011

Pirate Dog

Spot the Dog has been our guest for the past four weeks. Like all our visitors, he came with a strict schedule of activities, which he followed with unwavering devotion. Each morning, he would work on his fitness by racing around the garden while in the afternoon he would concentrate on stamina and strength by dragging Pirate Peti on endless walks along the Greenway. But even small dogs get tired sometimes and Spot spent his evenings lying in front of the TV watching... football!

Photo: Peti

zaterdag 17 december 2011

Interesting Combo

Ireland is full of interesting combinations: in this case: a farm building, an ancient monument and a flock of birds.

Photo: Riny

zaterdag 10 december 2011

The Neighbours

This is where Pirate friends Jane and Al live.

It gets quite exciting when there's a storm and you're huddled up in the living room!!

Photo: Profoundly Superficial

zaterdag 3 december 2011

Mystery Surrounds Achill Island's Stonehenge Project

A massive Stonehenge-esque structure appeared on an Achill hilltop last weekend. The man behind the clandestine project, the purpose of which remains unclear, is Achill native Joe McNamara, also known as ‘The Anglo Avenger’. The structure – dubbed Achill-henge – was built without planning permission. Towering nearly 15 feet from its base, it is 30 metres in diameter and has a circumference of close to 100 metres. It is believed that the project is based on Stonehenge in more than just appearance. Reportedly it has also been built to sync with sunrise on the summer and winter solstices and March and September equinoxes.

Photo: Michael McLaughlin. Click here for more information about Achill-henge and the Anglo Avenger.