Tag Archives: Ireland

The Picture Says it All

I have not made contact for a while…… as we were busy with our exciting new changes in 2016.  A new country, a new home, a new start. The move went so well and family rallied around to give welcome support. … Continue reading

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Little Miss Sunshine

This picture sent a warmth of feeling rushing through me, as soon as I found it in the photo album. This was the one! It wasn’t difficult to find myself rambling on, as it is life changing. In truth I … Continue reading

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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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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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What it is to be Irish!

What it is to be Irish…… On 364 days of the year, being Irish is no different from being Dutch, Jewish, French, Italian or, yes, even English. The Irishman pays his bills, complains about taxes, does his work and listens … Continue reading

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