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The Ireland Travelogue… where Thomas gets left behind

Day Five was relatively unproductive for Thomas… but fabulous for us. You see… we decided Thomas was not invited for our anniversary celebration at the five star castle… some things are private you know. He stayed in the trunk.

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The Ireland Travelogue Day Three… where Thomas gets drunk

Day three was some of the most driving we did (don’t worry Thomas was safely stowed, though by this time he had migrated from buckled into the back seat to thrown into the trunk). We saw the incredible cliffs of … Continue reading

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The Ireland Travelogue… where Thomas gets a name

So… it is day two and the gnome is already making a name for himself. He discovers the joys of the Irish breakfast include more meat than you’d ever expect to find on one plate (sausage, bacon, white pudding and … Continue reading

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The Ireland Travelogue… introducing Thomas

We have strange friends. I guess everybody does… but ours leave us with a collection of truly ugly things. It started with a hideous, powder blue, satin pillow with our names embroidered on the front (which thankfully finally wore out … Continue reading

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The Other Side of My Ocean: more Ireland blogs

I sit here on the stores of Galway Bay. It is an ocean away from my home and from my life. It feels different here. Peaceful. At the same time, it is the same ocean I see at home. Sitting … Continue reading

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The Guinness Illusion…

Sometimes travel broadens your horizons. Sometimes it shatters your illusions. I met a very nice Dubliner tonight. We got to chatting in the pub. He was travelling rural Ireland seeking family roots and we had rested for the night in … Continue reading

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How gratitude got Ireland off on the right foot….

Here’s another of the Ireland blogs… this one written as the vacation was beginning. Don’t you love those days where it just seems you cannot get a break? I know everyone gets them… but I swear, they seem to be … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Motherhood….

I’m back! Okay… well, I got back four days ago but we’ve had company and commitments and these extra 5 (okay, maybe 10) pounds I put on in Ireland are slowing me down. Needless to say, it was fantastic. Great … Continue reading

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