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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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Beauty – Reason to Look Up!

I can’t seem to shake this week’s challenge. Yes, I was on my knees when I took this photo. I had to look up to get the effect. Yesterday, we called around to the Irish War Memorial because I had … 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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Dublin Gold!

These gold spikes reminded me of all the gilded objects along the Seine in Paris. Only thing… these spikes seem to suggest dire danger if one should accidentally become impaled! But then… one would have to fall out of a … 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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Share!

Summer has some advantages… even if it’s a wet and cold one! The longer days and results of a warmish spell in spring has left us with a few cherries. Yep! Last year was a disaster, we lost the whole … 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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Into the Light?

‘Tis Monday… ’tis the day to be happy! Yep… we’re all well rested and looking forward to the challenges that the new week throws at us. Or… are we? Let’s just hope and say we are. Why not? Who knows… … Continue reading

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Plants!

It’s been a while since I last offered you a gallery so why don’t I take full advantage of Ailsa’s challenge this wee and give you a whole lot of plants? I’m sure you’ll have to agree when I say … Continue reading

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Shades and Shadows…

I don’t think these colours would be described as either spare or neutral. Staid and sedate maybe but not the former. The dappled light making patterns on the spring oak leaves while the Speckled Wood enjoys his moment in the … Continue reading

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Silence Blossoms…

There’s a lot happening in our world at the moment and it’s difficult to put everything into perspective. I’m not really in the mood to say too much because of all the uncertainty but here’s the song that’s rapidly forming … Continue reading

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Earth

Spring. When the earth comes to life. When man puts in extra effort to harvest an early crop. When hard work, rain and sunshine turn the seeds in the earth into crops. When the earth is painted with the vivid … Continue reading

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Dublin Alphabet – Quirky… Quaint – Phoenix Park!

Sorry… this is a cheat! On two levels. Yesterday’s “P” just didn’t allow me to add Phoenix Park. Now, that raises its own questions. Missing Phoenix Park? Not on! It just so happens to be one of the largest city … Continue reading

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Admiration!

Admiration – noun ( modified i-net definition) Respect and warm approval. something regarded as impressive or worthy of respect. “her house was the admiration of everyone” pleasurable contemplation. “they were lost in admiration of the scenery” Pleasurable contemplation. That, for … Continue reading

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April A to Z – Z is for Zimmer!

Yes… in my world Z is for Zimmer! Not the metal frame type of zimmer… well, not just yet! OK, let me explain. When this blog was born it took on the name of Ouch My Back Hurts. There was … Continue reading

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