Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Burren, Co. Clare : Travel Reminiscences

10 day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009 I found this region fascinating!!!! The Burren is a vast limestone plateau in northwest County Clare  covering 500 square miles!!!!    In the 1640’s, Cromwell’s surveyor described it as ‘a savage … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday : Our cottage 1976/77 ….

…. and our children were growing In the December of 1975,  hubby and I had had enough of flat living in Windsor, Randburg and found a cottage to rent on a small holding in Honeydew.  The owner of the property … Continue reading

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Doolin, Co. Clare : Travel Reminiscences

10 day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009 From the Cliffs of Moher, we drove a short distance to the village of Doolin, which is near the port for the Aran Islands ..   Inside the Music Shop .. … Continue reading

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Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare : Travel Reminiscences

10 day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009 En route to Galway for our next two-night stay,  Hubby and I stopped at the magnificent Cliffs of Moher.  I had done a post at the time…  Cliffs of Moher, Co.  … .. but … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Johannesburg 1971

This was my first visit to Johannesburg … way, way back in 1971.  Hubby and I came down from Rhodesia for the Easter weekend, spending time at the Rand Easter and Agricultural Show (or whatever it was called then) which, way back then was held … Continue reading

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Bunratty Winery, Co. Clare : Travel Reminiscences

10 day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009 To complete our Bunratty Castle and Folk Park experience, hubby and I drove a little further down the road to the Bunratty Winery Irish mead … mead … and more mead … Continue reading

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Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Co. Clare .. part 2 : Travel Reminiscences

 10 day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009 Having been through Bunratty Castle, hubby and I strolled through the recreation of a 19th century Folk Park … in intermittent rain.  Umbrella in one hand .. camera in the other.  … Continue reading

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