Tag Archives: National Flags

Narrow… as in Narrow Boat

It’s been a while since I last featured boats and canals. So… my first thought when this week’s challenge arrived was narrowboat or narrow boat, whichever you feel like choosing! I’m not gonna tell you about the history but basically … Continue reading

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Look UP!

Look up? Look up! Look… yes, look up! I really enjoy looking up. I often do so… looking for butterflies up in the trees… looking at aircraft or birds flapping up above. OK… only the birds do the flapping… the … Continue reading

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Street Harmony!

Ailsa’s theme this week is harmony. The good lady’s first photo is of a harp player busking on a Dublin street. That got me thinking… I have also posted a photo of the selfsame lady in the past. So, Ailsa … Continue reading

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The April A to Z Ouch!!

It was my first go at the April A to Z. Will it be my last? No… I’ve already put a few ideas away for next year. One of this year’s challenge posts may have a spin-off… or, indeed 26 … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Rebellion, Revenge, Respect and Reconciliation 

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

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April A to Z – Dopey Dozy Does Dublin!

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

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The Garden of Remembrance…

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

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Flutter

This week Ailsa has got my copycat juices going. Her flutter challenge post includes four photos… a bird, a butterfly, a kite and last but not least some national flags. So, I’ll do exactly the same… a bird… a butterfly… … Continue reading

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Alphabet… Memories

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

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Happy St Patrick’s Day!

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

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Perspective?

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

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Fly the Flag!

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

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Decoration… Ailsa’s WTT

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

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Abandoned Part 2 – WPhotoC

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

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Symbol

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

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