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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Ringing in a New Year – Mexico City style!

I’ve never experienced New Year in the sun and heat.   Anecdotes and photos from family in Australia have allowed glimpses of a Christmas with shorts and t-shirts,  sunscreen and beaches…. I’m very attached to my traditional Christmas at home – but I’m game for anything at New Year.  Over the past few years we’ve managed […]

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Delving into Bruges – All about Frites!!!

I’m happy to identify with the cliche – I’m Irish and I LOVE my spuds!   So on a recent trip to Bruges,  I had to take myself off to the FRIET MUSEUM – the only one in the world dedicated to fries! The building itself dates back to the 14th century and displays are spread […]

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Vignettes from a Lifetime of Travel

R is for RYANAIR   No – this isn’t a diatribe against staff conditions,  or customer relations,  or a certain chief executive’s massive bonus.  Its not even about the baggage policy which nobody I know has mastered to anyone’s advantage bar the airline itself! No indeed – this is a positive story about the impact […]

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Delving into Bruges – her Canals

The canals of Bruges linked the city to the North Sea and led to her economical prosperity in the Middle Ages.    Nowadays,  most visitors to this ‘Venice of the North’  enjoy a cruise at some stage during their trip.   Its easily done – there are landing stages dotted along the route – and the […]

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