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Yes, it’s quite a mouthful but it’s something that’s been getting to me lately. What, you may ask? Rebellion and revenge or respect and reconciliation? The people of Ireland are currently commemorating the 100th year since the 1916 Easter Rising. … Continue reading
And so he does! Yes, me… dopey, is going on a walk about. I’m taking a leaf from Christina B’s book, blog… whatever. She’s gone with galleries to show off her letters for the challenge so for today (and possibly … Continue reading
This weekend, in Ireland, there are many parades and ceremonies commemorating the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. I’m not Irish and even though we’ve been here for 15 years there are certain things I steer well clear of as … Continue reading
I was going to move away from this week’s challenge… until reading a fellow Saffer’s post. Her gallery really reminded me of places and memories of the past. One photo in particular got me thinking. Christina, like me, is an … Continue reading
St Patrick’s Day seems to have grown into a massive international global event. I remember, while a teen, first hearing something about the 17th March celebration in New York. I think that may have been the only event of note … Continue reading
This weekend gone by I completed my Level 1 Cricket Umpire’s course in Dublin town. On Saturday morning I caught the train to Pearse Station and walked the 2 odd kilometers to the venue along some of Dublin’s most famous … Continue reading
There are days when we feel the urge to tell the world how we feel about a particular situation. Which side of the fence we’re actually on. Lately, much has been happening in the world that has divided opinion. The … Continue reading
You know, Ailsa often does this to me. The lady selects a theme and the leaves me to show her bits of Dublin. Meaningless you may say… until I remind you that Ailsa hails from the good city Dublin. Well, … Continue reading
Last Saturday I mentioned that I most likely have more to offer on the theme of abandonment… so, why not give you a gallery of painful memories. The pain is not necessarily mine but I’m sure you’ll agree when I … Continue reading
This week Ailsa challenges us to use the idea of symbols as the basis for a post. Her inspiration came from listening to all the tributes pouring in from all around the world for Nelson Mandela, the first president of … Continue reading
Last weeks Dublin Marathon posts looked at the agony and triumph of success. However, I have so many lighter moments captured that I’d probably have another dozen or so posts to show you. To begin with… how about 3 French … Continue reading
Once, only once… I walked those hallowed grounds where brittle, icy twigs cracked and exploded underfoot where bone fragments and bits of shrapnel still lay strewn where new roots have set and woods grow tall and strong Once, I walked … Continue reading
There I was… about to make the breakthrough discovery of the century. I woke in the middle of the night… as mature males with diabetes 2 tend to do. But this time it wasn’t nature’s call that got me bolt … Continue reading