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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SLÁN! SLÁN! SLÁN!

The bags are packed, the fridge emptied and the neighbours alerted – we’re heading to Greece tomorrow. We were last there in 1982!! We’ve a little bit more money in the pocket this time so can actually afford a bed, bathroom and lunch EVERY day!!! That’s not the only change of course – no more […]

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HOLE

This week’s theme from Debbie for One Word Sunday is HOLE/WHOLE This is Hell’s Hole up at Malin Head – the most northerly point of mainland Ireland. The walking trail along the coast passes the 30m deep ravine – you’ll actually hear the roar of the tide before you see anything. I found only one story – rather […]

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PULL UP A SEAT

A lone bench -idyllically looking out over the Mediterranean at Apostolos Andreas Monastery, Cyprus The bench looks a bit sadder upon close inspection but the view is still splendid nonetheless!! 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 […]

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VIENNESSE TRIOS

Join Mama Cormier’s Thursday Trios challenge HERE

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My Top Ten of Everything: Decoding the Ultimate Irish Response!!

Of course – we don’t even know we say it!! Or – that everyone else on the planet mightn’t actually follow what we’re saying! But it covers SO much….. And what is it? GRAND! Its meaning in the greater world? – magnificent, imposing, important …. Well……….. Not here! No – the Irish context is a […]

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