Still blogging…

For those of you who think I’ve just disappeared after ceasing to maintain the carpathianadventure site, you can follow the adventure I call life at http://edwardotoole.com/blog/

I miss many of you and your comments so come over and pay me a visit!

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Hand Painted Clothing by me…

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I have now released my first collection of hand painted clothing. The aim, however, is to paint items on order. It’s all part of the self-sufficient lifestyle.

Please check out my website for more details – Hand Painted Clothing

It would be great to get some feedback.

edwardotoole.com has been revamped

edwardotoole.com has been revamped

I’ve finally gotten around to remaking my main website – edwardotoole.com

My plan is also to migrate this blog over to there so I can have everything under one roof. It would help me greatly if my regular readers could pop on over and explore a bit and leave comments as to what works and what doesn’t before I hit Google with it.

I still haven’t done the Art section or the Shop, but they’re coming. The new Blog can be found HERE

I’m in love… Land Rover Defender 110 Jameson’s Edition

I’m in love… Land Rover Defender 110 Jameson’s Edition

Imagine my surprise. Today, sitting outside my office window in the arse-end of Slovakia was paradise incarnate. I honestly thought it was an early Christmas present. A black Land Rover Defender 110 expedition (with snorkel, of course), emblazoned with God’s own drink, Jameson’s Irish Malt.

Just imagine – a Defender with a boot load of the amber malt….. what more could any man dream of? (Well, aside from it also having a sexy, feisty colleen in the passenger seat).

I nearly cried when I realised that they were just repping to a restaurant over the road.

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Great Spotted Woodpecker

We get many species of woodpecker visiting the garden. This one is the Great Spotted (Dendrocopos major). Aside from the black, green and grey woodpeckers, the vast majority in our area look very similar and it’s often difficult to identify them. The Great Spotted is best identified by its long white shoulder patches.

 

Creepy Forest Ghost Spot Creature

No idea what this is:

 

A strange object I captured on the trail cam in the forest (photo frames, not video). It appears to be about a foot long, vertical and consists of 5 small equidistant ‘spots’. Bizarrely, it’s in the same location that we had a tree come crashing down in front of us today – the tree broke halfway up its height for no reason.
The object seems to move forward and then go upwards. There’s no way it’s an insect as they’re not out yet due to the cold. In the first couple of photos it’s to the right of the camera.