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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POINT

This week’s theme from Debbie for One Word Sunday is POINT I made several attempts during the week to actually just count all the definitions of this word. In the end it didn’t really matter – sure I only needed one! Point – a narrow piece of land jutting out into the sea Here are some POINTS from […]

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PULL UP A SEAT PHOTO CHALLENGE 2021: #20

A PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING One man’s trash…… ….is another man’s treasure! Saatchi Gallery, London (Feb, 2019) To play along: 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 […]

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Discovering Beautiful Dublin Bay – # 1 Howth Head

So you’re drawing up that all important ‘to do’ list for your Dublin visit! Well don’t overlook the capital’s main amenity – no – not Guinness – the other one! I’m referring of course to the city’s fabulous bay area. We’re not just talking gorgeous beaches and every water sport you can imagine … think […]

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SIMPLE

This week’s theme from Debbie for One Word Sunday is SIMPLE Seating facilities, Middle Prong Trail, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, US.  Link to One Word Sunday at Debbie’s  here

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PULL UP A SEAT PHOTO CHALLENGE 2021: #19

A PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING We Dubliners love Jackie McKenna’s 1988 bronze statue ‘Meeting Place‘ (or locally known as ‘The Hags With The Bags‘!!). The two ladies have been shopping and are now resting and chatting.   We can see that they visited Arnotts – a nearby department store.  (One […]

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