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The Happy Snapper’s Point and Shoot!

Imaging going off to the museum, just like we did yesterday… for a stroll around and to take a few snaps with your point and shoot. We found ourselves fascinated by the many things on show. Most of all, the … Continue reading

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Tangential Thursday – TV Smashing!

So gratifying to read of a writer who kept at it and turned into a bestselling author! My first (unpublished) novel is much the same… historical adventure… more that 125K words… shelved because no one wants to look! Anyway… I … Continue reading

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Autumn Harvest!

Yes… unfortunately, in the northern hemisphere it is that time of the year again. Autumn. We were down Arklow way so Pepsi collared me for a country lane walk. Just for the fun. The autumn hedgerow fruit was abundant, especially … Continue reading

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History – a few Churches?

Yesterday’s post gave me the idea to go look-see in the galleries for churches. They’re typically all old… some of the ruins featured today are many hundreds of years old! The captions will reveal the names and if anyone of … Continue reading

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History – a Dublin Glimpse

There are places in Dublin old enough to take more than one look at. Christchurch Cathedral is one tourist attraction that never fails to impress visitors. There’s much to be found in the on the net and in the travel … Continue reading

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History

History is relative. Yes… if you’re from a “new world country” then your perception of history, as based on western norms, could be slightly skewed. I often have to remind myself, especially when walking along the canals, that living in … Continue reading

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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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