Remember your dad this Christmas…

Arghhh – I’ve found it’s hardest to find a heartfelt gift for dads. We can express our emotions to our mum more easily – it’s a female thing. Yet our dad deserves to be shown how much we love him and tell him what he did for us did not go unnoticed. Remember the importance of little things in life – they turn out to be the big … Continue reading Remember your dad this Christmas…

Before You Take a Picture, Consider This

Brilliant article and food for thought about images….. Thank you ‘One World, Two Feet’ I’ll never be certain, but I suspect I am the last person Juhan ever met for the first time before he passed. Source: Before You Take a Picture, Consider This I met Juhan Kuus five days before he died.  He was a thin, wiry man with a thick South African accent, … Continue reading Before You Take a Picture, Consider This

Watego Beach, Australia – Majestic – Pristine – Pure Australia!

Australia has over 11,000 beaches and Watego Beach is one of those that takes your breath away.  Situated in the Byron Bay area near the Light House which beacons Australia’s most easterly point. Swim, surf, lay on the sand, explore the rocks, whatever you want to do – just enjoy its splendour. After wearing winter clothing for the past six months in Ireland’s summer, it was a blessing to soak … Continue reading Watego Beach, Australia – Majestic – Pristine – Pure Australia!

People of Ireland…Street photography

Street photography are un manipulated scenes. Photos of random chance encounters in public places. It’s exciting as you never know what scene will present itself at any given moment AND you have to be ready to capture that moment! Some images work – some don’t. Some scenes do not allow you time to adjust your camera settings – actually most of them. Yet the image evokes a story – it’s … Continue reading People of Ireland…Street photography

Give a gift of love to your mum or dad this Christmas…

By remembering all the little things they did for you as a child, you’ll find they turn out to be the big things in life. Written with love, I found all those niggling issues just washed away. Give you mum or dad a heartfelt gift for Christmas. Available on AMAZON To Mum, Gifts from your Soul To Dad, Gifts from your Soul     Continue reading Give a gift of love to your mum or dad this Christmas…

Music in Donegal Ireland – Unexpected

Music is a way of life in Donegal with most people playing an instrument or several. Many visitors carry their instruments with them when they travel and head straight for one of the pubs to join a session. Donegal fiddle players hosts some of the best traditional players in Ireland. I was fortunate to spend the summer in Glencomcille and got to witness many of these players in the pubs in … Continue reading Music in Donegal Ireland – Unexpected

About

Hi there! Thanks for dropping by…..I’m combining my sites and ‘stuff’ into one place –  to make it more fun, simpler and easier to use for all of us. It would be great to connect with you, so jump in and have a chat!   Click on the Menu bar or the links below to find: my Books…..    Travel….     Photos…..    Ancestry…..  and of course my Blog….. My blog is a mixture of projects I … Continue reading About

Sheep of Ireland…

I overheard a conversation between an Australian who grew up on a sheep station and an Irish man who also raised sheep. Australian man:  So how many acres do you have back home? Irish man: Eight Australian man: 800 or 8,000 acres? Irish man: Ummm just eight! I had a silent giggle….in Australia we are accustomed to think in big numbers with either travelling or our sheep numbers –  due … Continue reading Sheep of Ireland…

A Touching, Well Written Tribute – 5 Star Book Review – AMAZON

Originally posted on Lexa Harpell – Author – Travel – Photography:
  5.0 out of 5 stars A Touching, Well Written Tribute ByMartin J Franksonon A beautifully written book, touching but never mawkish, simple but insightful, honest but never saccharine. Lexa Harpell has written a touching testament to her mother that weaves everyday childhood memories with unpretentious profound thoughts and reflections. I could tell this was… Continue reading A Touching, Well Written Tribute – 5 Star Book Review – AMAZON