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Travel Tuesday – Why Portugal?

Last Monday’s Mr South Africa post resulted in a few questions being asked of your’s truly. The most frequent one, as in the past when I’ve mentioned my desire to retire in Portugal, is usually, Why Portugal?   There are … Continue reading

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Mr South Africa!

Yesterday, I took on the temporary yet rather enchanting title of Mr South Africa! OK… it’s not a bodybuilding or entrepreneur of the year title but I like it and will explain as I go along. Let me begin with … Continue reading

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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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Friday Fact – Gold Rush!

Fine… I’ve got your juices flowing, haven’t I? The mere mention of a gold rush will get many a heartbeat notching up a beat or twenty. So… if I share a few details about a gold rush in Ireland’s Co … Continue reading

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Still Looking Up!

I’m really enjoying this week’s challenge. Yesterday’s fella lying on his belly looking up was liked by quite a few folk, even a few who called around here for the first time. Thanks again to you all. So… what happened … Continue reading

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The Sphere…

We went off to Trinity College on Saturday to watch one of the sons and his team play cricket. The college is Ireland’s finest and the cricket club has been in existence since somewhere in the mid 1800’s. Fortunately we … Continue reading

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Friday Fact – Freedom!

OK… many of you must wonder why I’m still in Ireland, seeing as all I seem to do is whinge and bitch about the weather! We’ve lived here for more than 15 years… same old, some old! Whinge every year … Continue reading

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Partners!

My first thought, when this week’s challenge arrived, was of a post I did a little over a year ago. Doing the Double, I called that post. Why? because it was a post about the good lady and me out … Continue reading

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Dublin Alphabet – T for Trinity College

OK… there’s far too much history for me to delve into so I’ll just leave you with a link or two… that way you can read as little or as much as you want. I will say it’s a great … Continue reading

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Memories of a Summer’s Day

Occasionally, I look back at posts from the past. Today is one of those days. I began by looking back at this day in the past (blog wise). Seems there’s a pattern forming… me giving out about the weather. Nothing … Continue reading

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Dublin Alphabet – R is for the Royal Canal

So… why have I chosen the Royal Canal? I mean… it’s not exclusively only restricted to Dublin. It begins on the River Liffey, not far from the Dublin Port, and winds its way across Leinster all the way to the … Continue reading

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The Future??

I have, in the past, been known to arrive at a point where I must make up my mind if I want to keep up with my daily blogging. I usually place the question out in the open. Do you … 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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Dublin Alphabet – P is for Poolbeg

Poolbeg, both the lighthouse and the two chimneys. Both iconic Dublin landmarks. I’ve done the odd post about the chimneys before. I’ve featured the lighthouse as well. Not too many moons ago the chimneys faced an uncertain future. There was … Continue reading

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April A to Z – Vinyl and Vapour Trails

Yep… vinyl and vapour trails. Why? Because I like to ring of it. It hatched when I had one of those lightning bolt moments. You know the ones. I was pondering this post while I was outside doing my bit … Continue reading

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