Tag Archives: past

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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Old-fashioned… Values?

This week, Ailsa’s theme really got me thinking. Old fashioned. Simple… until you add one little word to the phrase… values. I grew up in an era when manners and etiquette still meant something. Seemingly most of these values are … Continue reading

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My Favourite Dublin Meeting Place – Part Two

Last Friday, I introduced you to Meeting Bookers, a Dublin start-up who are striving to help you book a place, anywhere in the world, for your important gathering. Before I go any further, if you want to keep track of … Continue reading

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Ruins and Rain

Yesterday I mentioned the ruins of Dunmoe Castle, on the north bank of the River Boyne, a few miles north of Navan in County Meath. The spring meadows looked the part… buttercup fields surrounded the high walls, taking the mind … Continue reading

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Spring Splendour!

I’ll continue with our Boyne Canal walk. About halfway back toward Navan town there’s a set of castles, one on the north bank of the river and one on the south bank. The north bank structure must have been an … Continue reading

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Hitchhiking Again!

The memories stirred by Midhun Antony’s hitchhiking post really got me going. Last time I shared the “wear a red shirt“ experience… today I’ll share the value of wearing clothes that don’t smell. In that dim and distant past it … Continue reading

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The Art of Hitchhiking!

A few days ago I shared a thought or two about blogging homework and mentioned ideas gathered while visiting other sites. Well, here’s the first one. I found a rather amusing and good read about the art of hitchhiking over at … Continue reading

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Four Down… One to Go?

This blog began as a challenge to do daily posts for one year. Today marks the completion of four years without missing a day. As each year has rolled by I’ve asked the question… should I keep going? Each year … Continue reading

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Fantastic!

No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away. Reaper Man – Terry Pratchett I lifted this quote off Ailsa’s challenge this week. She remembers Terry Pratchett who passed away earlier this week. A quote like … Continue reading

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WALL!

I really couldn’t make up my mind what to give you for this one. Wall? Or… Wall! Ireland is so full of history that I could likely post a wall pic every day for a year and never show the … Continue reading

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