Category Archives: Ireland

Time Travel- From Native to Native- He was South African Now

“I write of South Africa, where my heart sometimes resides, and my mind often drifts back to, across the distance of lands and oceans. An Africa that always beats with a strong heart of different people, languages and cultures, who … Continue reading

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Granny Heirlooms

So what did you find in Granny’s display cabinet? This is my collection, all from my mother’s display cabinet.  My mother, but always was and will be called, Granny.  She would have been 100 this year. This jam or sugar bowl is … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Possibility

Photo Challenge: Possibility 2 It was Boxing Day 2009, the roads were icy and the snow still clung to the scrubby grass tufts by the side of the road.  The question as to whether we should have been out at … Continue reading

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Journey’s Return

He was born in Rotunda Hospital , Dublin in 1913. A firstborn son to Helen and Charles Henry Finlay. Just another Irish boy, who would always uphold his ancestory with pride. But he was not just any Irish boy, to … Continue reading

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The Evening of the Census

It was the evening of the census. It was 2011 and my feet were firmly embedded in the rich moist soil of Essex, England. The winter, which seemed to have taken forever, was drawing to a close. Wilting daffodils bowed … Continue reading

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