Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Mourne Way

We had a welcome visit from Oldham Ramblers this week, and we had great craic!

They were staying at Golf Links House in Newcastle ("A great place to stay!"). They caught the Mourne Rambler Bus up to the Blue Quarry near Spelga, and walked back down to Newcastle.

On their way, they stopped with us for soup, tea & cake. It went down well.

It got me thinking that we should remind people that we are on the Mourne Way, a newly signposted walking route from Newcastle to Rostrevor, all in the majesty of the Mournes, and that we are in a great place to stop: a strategic place. We are the first refreshment stop after Newcastle, and the last before Tollymore Forest (depending in your direction)

Friday, August 07, 2009

August at The Turnip House

We are enjoying a burst of high summer over the last few days - the workshop is busy every day with walkers and vacationers staying in Tollymore and Slievenaman, and the garden is looking spectacular!

Charlie has taken up post outside the kitchen door, waiting to be chief "meeter and greeter" a job to which he has taken like a professional!