JanuarySloe Works launch!


AugustShot a panorama from the top of Mount Brandon

 Swam, wrote and illustrated Four Times Swimming on a trip to West Kerry

JulyMade a mobile for S, Pierce’s first niece

AprilMoved to Madrid for a few months

 Shot a panorama from Cnoc na Clochóige on a walk in County Wicklow


DecemberBottled the cider with various sugars and berries

OctoberPressed a large collection of apples for cider

 Expanded and launched Hilltops as its own site, adding new panoramas

JulyShot a panorama on Cruach Mhárthain and another on the Great Blasket Island in West Kerry

FebruaryStitched and bound a large leatherbound book for C&C’s wedding

 Second beer brewing

JanuaryFirst beer tasting. It’s surprisingly delicious


DecemberFirst beer brewing

 Designed, illustrated and printed the 2013 calendar

OctoberFor hallowe’en night Pierce wrote and Helene illustrated Into The Clutch

 Launched the first version of Hilltops (then named Slea Head Adventures)

SeptemberShot the first panorama on Clogher Head on a whim, not knowing what we’d use it for

JuneMade a mobile for A

 Put A Giraffe at the Door up for sale online

MayPicked gorse on the cliffs in Bray and brewed gorse wine

 Printed and bound A Giraffe at the Door in our new studio room

AprilMoved into a cottage in Dublin 7

 Picked dandelions and brewed a dandelion wine

MarchPut Penguin Pie for sale on HP & Gleeson (later to be renamed Sloe Works)

FebruaryHelene illustrated A Giraffe at the Door

JanuaryRelocated to West Kerry until spring


DecemberBound Penguin Pie

NovemberBottled the first batch of cider

 Helene screenprinted Penguin Pie

OctoberFermented a batch of elderberry wine

 Helene illustrated Penguin Pie

SeptemberPressed our first batch of cider

 Pierce wrote Penguin Pie