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Splodge Cat

Splodge cat is a travelling cat, who loves to be outside. Little does she know that she is definitely a cat and not a dog! Splodge has traveled from the UK to Ireland. She soon settled into her new home. I believe she much prefers her life in Ireland. She...

Spring Discount

After a very long and snowy winter and with the clocks going forwards, surely spring is on its way? The days are certainly getting longer. Over winter, it is easy to huddle away in a cosy, warm home, with comforting winter food. As spring arrives and the sun comes...

Friendship Bracelets

Search the internet for the phrase ‘friendship bracelets’ and you get many different bracelets designed using different materials (silver, beads, yarn etc). For me though, I grew up in an era where the craze was to create bracelets using yarn. My nan used to knit and...

The Art of Crochet

Crochet is a wonderful and slightly addictive craft that creates materials using a wide variety of thread and one crochet hook (often mistaken for knitting, that uses two needles). Even Queen Victoria crocheted, which included eight handcrafted scarves which she...

Athlone Town

Even on a winters day, Athlone is an interesting historical place to while away some time. Amongst many shops (both on street and in a shopping centre – that has an arts and craft shop), there are many fabulous places to eat. Two of our favourite places to eat...