Category Archives: Ireland

Wilson Celebrates St Patrick’s Day

If Wilson could sing, he would be singing: Hail, glorious St. Patrick, dear saint of our isle, On us thy poor children bestow a sweet smile; And now that you’re high in your mansions above, On Erin’s green valleys look … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall

Yesterday’s daily prompt asked us to think of our blogs as mirrors: “What does it reveal? Consider your blog name, theme choice, design, bio, posts… what does every element tell you about yourself?” “Photographers, artists, poets: show us REFLECTIONS” I … Continue reading

Posted in Dublin, England, Ireland, London, Photography, Weybridge | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

I remember that summer in Dublin

Whenever the sun comes out in Dublin in the summer, and people start taking lunch breaks in the park, this song comes into every Dubliner’s head who was around in the 80’s In the olden days, as my children say, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through Your Eyes

This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is The World Through Your Eyes As a foreigner (although I have lived more of my life in London than in Dublin) I always get a thrill from going into central London and seeing iconic … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves (2)

I found these beautiful mirrors in the visitors shop in Powerscourt House.  I didn’t check whether they improved my curves!!  Weekly Photo Challenge ‘Curves’

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

Here is a photo from my recent visit to Dublin that I wasn’t expecting to be sharing so soon!  As I mentioned in my post for the photo challenge ‘Fleeting‘ I visited The Botanical Gardens in Glasnevin, with Dad on … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Birthdays, Dublin, Families, Ireland, Mum, Photography, Summer | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Another Surprise!

For my mum’s 60th birthday the girls, Peter & I bought 99p flights and went on a return trip to Dublin for the day

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting

Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. … Continue reading

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The Big Egg Hunt

When I decided that I would be able to go to Dublin for my Dad’s 70th Birthday I only wanted to do one other thing while I was there.  My friend Gillian from primary school is a Creative Designer and … Continue reading

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Travel Theme; Green

Green is NOT my favourite colour.  I may have mentioned this before. However there are some things that do look particularly good in green, mainly flora and some reptiles. Not Barbaras.  Barbaras do NOT look good in green.

Posted in Animals, Dublin, Lilly Plankton, Parakeets, Pets, Photography, School | Tagged , , , , , , | 21 Comments