Say goodbye to ‘when’

Say goodbye to ‘when’

‘When’ is one of those words that fills me with dismay, because it implies a condition. We can do this when such and such; you can have this when so and so. Primarily it dismays me because its inclusion means ‘not now’. It means ‘some...
Meet George

Meet George

  Meet George. As our collection of solar panel arrays grows, I decided to give them names. As the panels were given to us by St.George’s Church in Belfast, George seemed appropriate. Plus when he stops working I have a name to hang the insults on. George is a...
Something new for Northern Ireland

Something new for Northern Ireland

Our friends are starting an exciting new venture – Freckle magazine.  Freckle is an independently published magazine dedicated to celebrating the people and landscapes of Northern Ireland and beyond. Here is what you need to know – “We need your...
A unique experience

A unique experience

There’s just something about tipis, isn’t there. That iconic conical shape with smoke drifting up in the breeze, flags fluttering from the pole tops. We fell in love with tipis years ago, and knew that we had to bring one back here to Lackan Cottage Farm....
Tipi living

Tipi living

  After the high winds at the end of last year, our poor tipi was rather the worse for wear, so we sent it off to The Sail Yard in Killinchy to be repaired, and they made an excellent job of it. This season we were determined to put it up well, and so after no less...
Can you help the Happy Pig?

Can you help the Happy Pig?

Mark Boyle, known for his writing about living without money, has settled in Ireland, on a 3 acre smallholding, and hopes to create a free space for learning, creativity, entertainment, laughter and merriment. The site has on it a big old pig shed, which will be...