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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My Top 10 of Everything – Fabulous Ancient Sites around the Mediterranean

How does one go about selecting just 10 gems!   There are some glaring omissions but I’ve tried to give a geographical spread (obviously there could be 10 sites in Greece alone….or Italy….or Egypt….).   There are sites here from everyone’s bucket list as well as some lesser known treasures.  I’ve visited all ten,  some more than […]

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Silent Sunday

  (A February morning,  Boathouse,  Castle Leslie,  County Monaghan,  Ireland)

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Sculpture Saturday

  This weekly challenge is hosted by Mind over Memory This week I’ve chosen one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by Flemish sculptor Rik Poot (1924 -2006) who’s work focused on assemblies in metal.   This is the third horseman,  riding a black horse and symbolizing famine ( the others being conquest,  war and plague).  […]

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The Inspiration behind the Inspiration!

  I’ve been asked about the photos used in my ‘Inspiration’ posts.  Now that I’ve hit the nicely rounded number of twenty,   I though it a good time to reissue along with details of the photos…..(if I can remember!!)   1. This photo was taken early morning in Sossusvlei,  Namibia (2017).   The dunes are a […]

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