Welcome

Hi.  I’m Marie and you are very welcome to HopsSkipsandJumps.     If you are reading this you are probably like me – happiest when planning your next trip (or 2…  or 3….!) I’m a very unlikely victim of a travel bug.   Firstly,  the gene pool – my parents were of that generation that only […]

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PULL UP A SEAT PHOTO CHALLENGE 2022

A PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING Wall Street Banquet, (Diego Rivera Mural, 1928), Courtyard, Secretaría de Educacíon Pública, Mexico City…. Wealthy industrialists, including Rockefeller and Henry Ford, read a golden ticker tape. On the table is a miniature Statue of Liberty. Behind the table is a vault…. XingfuMama posts every […]

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My Top 10 of Everything: a Drive through Ireland’s Marble County

And the Marble County is? Kilkenny The nickname comes from the black marble quarried close to Kilkenny city, with which much of the old city was built. A bit of a misnomer alas – the marble is actually carboniferous limestone – but the Carboniferous Limestone County just doesn’t have quite the same appeal does it!! […]

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WAIT!

This week’s theme from Debbie for One Word Sunday is WAIT Waiting for the main event! Bob Dylan / Neil Young Concert, Ireland, 2019. Dylan, I’m sorry to report, was disappointing – but only because I like a singsong so his rearrangements weren’t to my taste! Young, however, was brilliant!

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PULL UP A SEAT PHOTO CHALLENGE 2022

A PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING I spotted this bench recently in Fernhill Park in South County Dublin – I like its asymmetry… XingfuMama posts every Friday morning…..

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Last on the Card – November, 2022

Taken (on phone) Sunday, 27th November, up at Lough McNean in County Fermanagh (Northern Ireland) The rules for Brian’s Last on the Card prompt are…….. 1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the end of the month.2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, […]

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