A Date in the Irish Calendar – St. Brigid’s Day

Its February 1st – the start of Spring.    Here in Ireland we have another reason for celebration.   This is the feast day of one of our patron saints (St. Brigid shares the honour with St. Patrick and St. Colmcille). Throughout the country,  towns,  schools,  churches,  crosses,  holy wells and of course females,  are named […]

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BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD

A big thank you to  OURCROSSINGS  for nominating me for this award!   I really appreciate the thought.    Aiva,  Valters and Ericeira have made their home on Ireland’s beautiful west coast.   Please visit their site and read their travel stories.   The Blogger Recognition Award is an online award given by bloggers to other bloggers as a way […]

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Teotihuacan – a fabulous day trip from Mexico City

  Established around 100BC,  Teotihuacan was one of the largest cities in the ancient world.   Little is known about its builders and its origins,  history,   language and culture remain largely a mystery.  At its peak it had over 150,000 residents. The demise of the city is also unknown – around 600AD major buildings were destroyed,  […]

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Vignettes from a Lifetime of Travel

T is for Tent   It must be January – radio and TV commercials for holidays,  flights,  travel expos  – and camping.  There was an ad on the radio this morning promoting air tents that can be set up in minutes …..  Now that brought me back…..   I can still remember the excitement of […]

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2019 – Hopping and Jumping (but no Skipping this year!!)

I’ve forgotten any bad bits already – I look back at 2019 as primarily a year of celebration.  We had births,  weddings,  lots of retirements and LOTS of significant birthdays!  And it was mainly the birthdays that kept us on the move -traveling for 50th’s,  60th’s and 80th’s from Dublin to London (twice) to mainland […]

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