Blue poppies and a handkerchief tree

Last weekend hubby, myself and the hound dog spent a lovely Saturday afternoon at Rowallane, a National Trust garden located a few miles just outside of Belfast. To be honest, we have often overlooked this place in the past, opting instead to go to better known National Trust estates such as Castleward and Mount Stewart.  However, in…

The hobbies of a hound dog

Boris the basset is now just over six months old - I can hardly believe it. He is such a wonderful dog with a lovely temperament and, for a young basset, incredibly well behaved. He spends his time happily indulging in his favourite hobbies and as we have discovered, he loves the camera - always ready to strike a photogenic…

Pimms, poppies and a sunbathing pup

I was greeted by a torrential downpour as I left work today and thought to myself - is that the summer over ? We've been blessed with lovely weather for the last week - sunny skies and beautiful sunsets  and to see the rain is a bit disconcerting.  Summer weather is notoriously unpredictable here in Northern Ireland, so…