Monthly Archives: September 2014

Sligo, Co. Sligo : Travel Reminiscences

Last part .. 10 day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009 Hubby and I didn’t really have a sightseeing plan around Sligo, the plan being a night’s stopover before heading back to Dublin across country from west to east.   I would … Continue reading

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Motoring around County Mayo : Travel Reminiscences

Back to Ireland 😉 10 day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009 Our trip around Ireland was coming to an end, sadly .. one more night stop, in Sligo, before heading back to Dublin.  Hubby and I travelled from the city … Continue reading

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Some Spring flowers in my garden

It’s been a little chaotic in our house lately with the Verster family staying with us while they do a revamp to theirs …. five and half weeks to be exact!   Tomorrow they are moving back.   Our house will become empty again … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday : highlights of 1981

Seems so long ago!!  Both Jeanette and Carl now at Big School !! Mum and Dad had farming friends who encouraged my Dad to plant maize (mealies) at the bottom of their one acre garden.  I am pleased to report that his crop … Continue reading

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Kylemore Abbey, Co. Galway : Travel Reminiscences

10 day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009 Looking back to my posts on Ireland,  I missed Kylemore Abbey when I wrote posts on the Victorian walled garden on the grounds of the Abbey as well as the small … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday : our new home .. 1979

The week has flashed by and it’s Thursday yet again … it’s nearly Friday, but I still qualify for a Throwback Thursday post as I have two hours to go before ‘Cinderella time’  when Friday begins !!! The homes we … Continue reading

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Exploring County Galway (or part thereof) : Travel Reminiscences

10 day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009 Map of Galway on previous post : I may repeat some scenic pics from breathtaking Connemara as featured in the 2009 post as it’s just amazing!!! Clifden … Roundstone – a village well-known for a … Continue reading

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