Missy has arrived!

Missy is here. On her holidays. She’s my cousin. For the foreseeable future I will be sharing my bed, my walks, my food, my water-bowl and my human with a Patterdale Terrier. She’s a very busy dog. I love having her here but I think I will be worn out by the end of this.

So far today (and it’s only 2pm!) I’m at about 40,000 steps… if my human’s step counter is anything to go by. We’ve been beach-walking, beach-combing, swimming, stick-chasing, rock climbing & gardening.

More to follow in the coming days….

Cooling down

What great weather we are having. My daily trips to the beach are lifesaving in this hot weather. Today we had it all to ourselves.

Coolio in Wexico!
Seaweed bath

PS. Our song of the day is … ‘In the summertime’ by Mungoe Jerry.

Enjoy life wherever you are.


I’m back!!

Hi all. Just a quick note to say I’m back!!… and the human is with me. I got her through all the lockdowns safely and together we have reached this wonderfully sunny day, 1st June, 2021. (I’ve heard her say she’d never have survived without me.)

Watch this space for updates in the coming days & weeks. I have so much news I don’t know where to start. So I’ll think about what story to begin with & I’ll be in touch then.

In the meantime enjoy this photo from my current #staycation address in the sunny south east. My very own Amalfi coast!!

Today’s music choice is ‘When we’re together’ the Mona Lisa Twins version… because I love being with my human. it’s my happy place. But mostly all the songs from that album are right up my alley. Bye for now ….. 💕

Update on ActiVacation®️

Hello everyone 

I am now in receipt of all the particulars I need to contact people individually to say thanks and also to set in motion the groundwork in preparation for organising their rewards.

I am currently 

– ‘tweaking’ a few small design details

– seeking the revised quotation 

– and am aiming to place the order for this limited edition, collector’s issue of ActiVacation by the end of March. 

In the meantime, stay safe as you practice social distancing during the current Covid-19 crisis. 



Leap Day 2020

Hi everybody. 

Its Leap Day 2020 today and I am thrilled to report that my crowdfunding campaign is now 106% funded at https://fundit.ie/project/activacation–the-family-board-game

Midlands 103 Friday Discussion Panel 28th February 2020

Such an amazing response. 

Yesterday I was honoured to be a member of the Friday Discussion Panel on Midlands 103 Radio station with Will Faulkner, John Leahy and Jeff Harvey. We discussed topics as varied as Coronavirus, people’s worries and the fact that this is a leap year.  I told the story of how I was an ‘extra’ in the proposal scene of the 2010 movie ‘Leap Year’, starring Amy Adams, which was partly filmed in Ireland. But of course I also had plenty of airtime to discuss ActiVacation as well.

This morning I was interviewed live on Facebook by the great Ray Dolan #frommullingarinmullingar about the game and the campaign.

Video link below

With just under 4 days to go there is still plenty of time for people to get involved in this crowdfunding campaign project. While most of the high value rewards are sold out, there are still many opportunities to become investors in this certified LIMITED EDITION of 500 games; a product which has the potential to become a collector’s item in years to come. 

Here follows the link to that interview. Please keep spreading the word. Every euro raised will go towards production & launch.


Thanks again 


PS … Getting a corporate sponsor on board would be brilliant if you know of anyone who might be interested!!

Time out

I took some time away from my crowdfunding campaign yesterday to blow away the cobwebs & walk the beaches & cliffs of the sunny south east with my trusty companion, Brufus the dog (and others!).

Storm Dennis left a large amount of plastic on our favourite beach. Ranging in size from very large items to tiny nurdles of shattered plastic, it was difficult to know where to start ‘collecting’. So I chose to limit myself to bottle caps, cigarette lighters, fishermen’s gloves and biros. And believe me there were LOADS.

We waded through an immense amount of sea foam churned up by the massive waves as it lay clinging to the beach and rocks. Surreal experience.

The excellent photos attached here are by family member Jim Kelly. What a lovely day after the storm.

But now it’s back to business. Today I received this delightful photo of Bobby Kerr & myself from NewstalkFM. 84% funded! Feel free to keep spreading the word 💋


Never too old!

There’s a saying that ‘you are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream’.

That’s ActiVacation®️ in a nutshell. For years I’ve been thinking about putting this game out there. With the assistance of all my pledgers that new dream of mine looks more & more like becoming a reality.

My chat with Bobby Kerr on NewstalkFM and his obvious interest in the project serves to act as renewed encouragement to get the campaign over the line so that the game can go to production. I’m very happy to say it’s 83% funded now.

Remember! this initial run is for is a limited edition of 500 games. They could be worth something in years to come. So please keep spreading the word.

I attach the link to my interview in case you missed it. Fast forward to 25 mins into the show to listen in….


All the best


An update on the ActiVacation®️ designs

As promised in my original Fundit video, I now attach the link to an update on my designs;

(with thanks to info@simplylogodesign.ie for the excellent design-work & commitment to the project).

The project total has reached 61% which is music to my ears but there are plenty of rewards available to those who still wish to pledge … if you know of anyone who may be interested please continue to talk about the game. Your support to date has been amazing and I know that with your help I will get this project over the line and start production.

The support of a corporate sponsor will go a long way towards achieving the final goal so I will be continuing my efforts to promote that reward. For €2 per game their company name would be included for posterity on the first 500 ActiVacation®️boxes. Now that’s what I call an excellent advertising opportunity. Feel free to spread the word