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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LIFE IN COLOUR PHOTO CHALLENGE 2021: SEPT – GOLD

From Jude: This month we will be looking for Gold. Gold is the colour of wealth, of power, of gods. Gold-leaf applied to paintings, gold crowns and coins. But look also for golds in the natural world, a fish, a sunset or sunrise, flowers and autumn leaves or sunlight on water. Or capture the light in […]

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OPEN

This week’s theme from Debbie for One Word Sunday is OPEN ♫ Into the Great Wide Open ♪♪…… Link to One Word Sunday at Debbie’s  here

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PULL UP A SEAT PHOTO CHALLENGE 2021: # 39

Traders at the ruins of Teotihuacan, Mexico…… 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 view. *Add a tag “Pull up a seat’. *Add a link to […]

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THE BEST OF COUNTY CORK – RING OF BEARA

I’ve romanticised the Beara Peninsula ever since watching Deirdre Purcell’s Falling for a Dancer with the gorgeous Liam Cunningham many years ago – for him I’d forsake the city and go live in the wilds!!! Whilst familiar with the major tourist sites at the ‘mainland’ end, I’d never ventured out along the peninsula itself – […]

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CLOSED

This week’s theme from Debbie for One Word Sunday is CLOSED I love this piece – located in the market area of Ennis – a town in County Clare in the west of Ireland….. ….. the deal is CLOSED with a spit in the hand followed with a shake. The scene depicts two men finalising the sale of […]

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