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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FALL IN LOVE WITH MAYO: #6 – THE CÉIDE COAST

‘Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away ‘ (Sarah Kay) And what a shoreline! With the mighty Atlantic pounding against the cliffs or lapping the sandy beaches, this remote and rugged north coast, hanging off the edge of […]

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BELOW

This week’s theme from Debbie for One Word Sunday is BELOW Looking up at the entrance to one of our monastic Round Towers. The doorway would have been accessed by some sort of removable stairs. Almost unique to Ireland, it’s thought the towers might have numbered about 120. Many are now in ruins but about 18-20 are are […]

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PULL UP A SEAT PHOTO CHALLENGE 2021: # 49

A PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING The Angel Oak Tree, Charleston, South Carolina….. XingfuMama posts every Friday morning….. *Create a post with a photo of places one sits or might sit, or art about sitting, and maybe a little background or story about the spot or a picture of the […]

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Beautiful Bremen – Glimpses of a Seasonal Wonderland!

We will…. We won’t.… We will…. We won’t….. What do you think?…. We’ll take the chance…. It’s not worth the risk….….. On and on and on – right up to our 3.15am departure from the house on Friday morning…. And so we went…. To Bremen Lest I sound like a madwoman, let me clarify – […]

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DIZZY!

This week’s theme from Debbie for One Word Sunday is DIZZY The stunning Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland. Link to One Word Sunday at Debbie’s  here

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