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Home Time… Reflection Time…

Is reflection time the same as time to reflect? Who knows. What I do know is that this week’s challenge provides food for though and while walking to the station on Friday evening the clock tower made me pause… and … Continue reading

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Friday Fact

The Wellington Testimonial in Dublin’s Phoenix Park is the tallest obelisk in Europe. That’s a fact. Why is it called a testimonial and not a memorial? It is said that if a memorial is erected to celebrate a person while … Continue reading

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Dublin Streets – The James Joyce Bridge

How about a bit of B&W? The James Joyce Bridge, one of many bridges crossing the Liffey in Dublin… opened on Bloomsday, 16 June 2003. Click here to read a bit more about the famous Dublin son after whom the … 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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Merry Christmas!!

Whatever we may say or do… today is a special day, especially if you just so happen to be a believer. I don’t often preach or share my beliefs here at OMBH but as today is really a celebration of … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

Here’s a verse I wrote a few years ago for Remembrance Day… War and Peace… Torn to shreds, ripped asunder… again we’re reminded of man’s blunder Yet in our hearts there’s joy and calm, love resounds like claps of thunder … Continue reading

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Celebrating LIFE!!

Yesterday was by no means a good day in our house. We received news from SA of the passing of someone who was very special to me when I was little. In fact, he filled the role of big brother … Continue reading

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Connected – On or Off?

This evening our time the new weekly photo challenge will arrive so I’ll use last week’s for one last time. There is a reason… to do a little blog hopping or connecting! Why not? After all, blogging is our mere … Continue reading

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Connected!

This week Ben challenges us to get connected. He mentions the excessive use of the term in business as well as in our constant reference to the joys of technology. Ben shows us a very nifty bridge and suggests we … Continue reading

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Capturing History

I have long been fascinated with the history of the Royal Canal. I’ve mentioned some time ago that the Royal Canal reached Kilcock, the village where we now live, before the 1820 Settlers arrived at the Eastern Cape coast where … Continue reading

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Home Truths!

There are days when one has to return home… to look at one’s immediate environment to find inspiration. Inspiration for what? Maybe just a few thoughts on gratitude. A few home truths. Yes, our little village has  quite a bit … Continue reading

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Stirrings of Progress!

I’ve been wanting to use this photo for quite a while. The last time I featured this building was as long ago as August 2012! Yes, then I took a few photos of a young French lady doing a graphic … Continue reading

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Red!

Don’t you just love vivid reds? No… not the types you used to get in the bad old USSR! Well… come to think of it… you may have got these there as well but they would have been substantially less … Continue reading

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Land Meets Water – Water Meets Land

This week Ailsa’s travel challenge really offers us  an opportunity to delve into the archives and show photos that we may have neglected. Land meets water. Ireland is surrounded by water and rainfall plays an important part in life here. … Continue reading

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Old-fashioned – Sails

Yesterday we took a drive down Dublin’s Quays. This beautiful lady was moored along one of the quays on the south side. You’ll have to agree… seeing such a special sight takes the mind back to those days of old-fashioned … Continue reading

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