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Emerald Isle - Day 9

Day 9: The North

From Dublin, it’s about 2 or so hours to Belfast. I’m terrible at explaining the history but all I can say is, prepare to make purchases in Pounds instead of Euro. 239 more words


26/08/16 : Trip to Londonderry 

Today has been a busy day , the majority of the day has been spent on the train from Belfast to Londonderry. It takes roughly 2 hours on the train but it felt like an eternity. 44 more words

Day To Day Life

Where Did The Seeds Fall?

This part of the new mural on the International Wall uses the area of Kilmainham jail where most of the leaders of the Easter Rising were executed in order to tie together the blanket protest – Kieran Nugent and Mairead Farrell are shown with raised fists –  the hunger strikers – including Frank Stagg and Michael Gaughan on the ground – and Roger Casement, walking towards the gallows. 154 more words


Bronte's Birth - Episode 1

Let’s sit by the hearth and fire. Thaw out our legs…

My Granny used to sit with my mother by the fire and tell her that her legs needed thawing out. 531 more words


She robbed my night

What I needed was some love, soft kind sweetness typ of love. I hinted at it, I shared some with her, then I flat out asked for it. 20 more words



The next event, after a blissful four days of farniente,  was my third book signing at Waterstones of Dundee. When I say we did nothing for four days, I do not include of course the million phone calls to Bell & Bain the printer’s in Glasgow asking where the blazes my books were. 2,699 more words

Adventure, Travel, Lifestyle

Postcards from Ireland: A Day in County Down

It is hard to miss the strong connections between Ireland and Canada. We have heard so many stories over the past weeks, so many stories of emigration to our frigid shores. 485 more words