Monthly Archives: July 2014

Blarney Castle, Co. Cork : Travel Reminiscences

10 day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009 I had done a post on our visit to Blarney Castle , on our return,  so this is a photo-journey through part, a very small part, of the 60 acre parkland surrounding the castle, the castle … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursdays : picture quality 1972-74

Most of my Throwback Thursdays pics will be from way-way-back-when … when we were young … when photo developing was not that good … when I decided that ‘matt’ finish photos were great (as it turns out they’re not .. years … Continue reading

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Cork, Co. Cork : Travel Reminiscences

10 day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009 Hubby and I had a two-night stopover in the city of Cork .. and there again, as in Waterford, we didn’t spend much time in the city itself except for a walk-about … Continue reading

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Rock of Cashel, Co. Tipperary : Travel Reminiscences

10 day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009 Our next stop after Cahir Castle in County Tipperary was the Rock of Cashel .   As with Cahir Castle I had done a post in my previous BlogSpot blog in Nov … Continue reading

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Boys rated my hamburgers ..

Sooo… my grandsons, Bradley and Connor, rated my hamburgers on a par – or just about anyway – with Wimpy!!!!   I was shocked !!!   .. and dismayed 😦 Does this look like a Wimpy hamburger ?  !!   Succulent beef … Continue reading

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Cahir Castle, Co. Tipperary : Travel Reminiscences

10 day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009 I love castles !!! I have done a post on Cahir Castle – posted in Nov 2009.   It was on my previous BlogSpot and the photographs are quite small.  I may include the … Continue reading

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Ho hum .. I have a dilemna

I’m running out of space on WordPress 😦      I don’t know how many more photographs and stories I can squeeze onto my current WordPress blog Do I pay an annual fee to continue on WordPress or do I ask Bryan to set up my own website … Continue reading

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A day of motoring .. from Waterford to Cork : Travel Reminiscences

10 day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009  We drove from Waterford to Cork, stopping off at Ormond Castle, which was closed,  Cahir Castle, Rock of Cashel and the seaside port of Dungarvan. Motoring through green .. green Irish countryside …   … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursdays : Sept 1973

Sooo .. here’s another from way-back-when  … ..   and then there were three :  Our family was growing .. Jeanette was born in 1972.  Here she is at aged 15 mths in 1973 when we were still living in Rhodesia … Continue reading

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Waterford, Co. Waterford : Travel Reminiscences

10 day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009  Waterford was founded by Vikings in 914 and is Ireland’s oldest city.  ‘ Set in a commanding position by the estuary of the River Suir, it became southeast Ireland’s main seaport.  From … Continue reading

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