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51. Nice is nice

We’re on the plane back to Dublin after a long weekend in Nice that felt far too short.  I’m clinging to the memory of the final blast of warm evening air on the tarmac between the plane and the airport shuttle bus, as it will soon be replaced by a crisp Dublin night in about 2.5 hours time… but we’re told it’s not raining so that’s something.   3,270 more words


Thank you Michelle..

I’d just like to say thank you to Michelle from WordPress who contacted me last week to say that I am now, and I’m very proud to say this, a WordPress recommended photography blog.  194 more words

Photography And Travel

a spare hour

Trusty English weather last week (swinging rapidly from ‘Indian Summer’ to ‘Winter is Coming’) meant rapid re-scheduling of activities for a visiting school group and resulted in the ENTIRE of year 5 (ten year olds) coming to Croyde beach at the same time for a rock pooling session. 415 more words


La Jolla

Did you know that La Jolla is pronounced “La Hoya”?? I did not initially know this when we received the invitation to Station’s wedding back in July. 700 more words


Pete Aitkin Buys A New Black Duck

If you know the Black Duck — and who doesn’t? — you know the popular riverfront barge/bar/restaurant/hangout shares a name with the Black Duck racing boat. 87 more words