Hi guys Hi everyone or anyone as the case may be. I haven’t posted for a month now…trouble with internet…Ireland IS still having big issues with broadband in rural areas. While I am lucky to be close to a tower; lots of people in rural Ireland are not, and they have absolutely no INTERNET… Unfortunately, I am also having… Read More Gales Storm Diana Hits Wexford, Ireland this Wednesday. I have a favor to ask, please.
Well, the Irish Autumn has arrived; chasing the beautiful Indian Summer down the laneway. So sorry to see her go. Autumn is a mixed bag here. She brings beautiful and rich colors and an infrequent golden sunlight but she also heralds the horrors of gale force winds, horizontal rain, and eventually hurls you into winter. I… Read More What do you call a flock of European Goldfinch????
On the way to Johnston Caste, we pass a golf course John use to frequent named Rathespeck Manor. The estate was the ancient home of the Codd family who built a castle on the vast grounds in 1351. Now the manor house, thought to be built on the old castle grounds, is owned by the Cuddihy family following a… Read More On the Way to Johnstown Castle
We are back in Oylegate Lodge. Still a bit jetlagged but I wanted to catch you up. So to start off with the big hitch….I left my package of medications I need for hypertension and thyroid at John’s Daughter’s house in Philly. When I unpacked the day we got back, I didn’t see it. It will take… Read More MADE IT BACK TO IRELAND BUT WITH A FEW HITCHES
Getting ready to go to the Ireland Home and shop. John can’t wait to get home. Truthfully this summer of record beaking heat has been hard to take for both John and me. My veggies did horribly and I never got to get into my gardens like I wished. The heat was too hard and me… Read More On the Road Again
Ireland calls itself the land of saints and scholars. Many categories come under scholars, including artists and writers. As I travel looking for gates and doors to photograph, I have also taken a few pix of the roadway sculptures. I recently learned that Ireland has a law that took 1% of the cost of building a… Read More SCULPTURE IN IRELAND- ROADWAYS
Something reminds me- when I am traveling I always miss the other place at some time during my journeys. When I am in Ireland, I miss people and things in Ohio and when I am in Ohio, I miss parts of Ireland. Yesterday when I was searching the photo library for that Irish pickers sign of the Lady… Read More MISSING IRELAND
We have a collection of Antiques in Ireland. Periodically we bring some items over to Ohio for the enjoyment of our USA customers. One unique item is a fireplace tile. The old cast iron fireplaces of the Victorian home had pretty tiles lining the outside of the insert of the fireplace. The tiles would match or… Read More Craven Dunhill Pottery Fireplace Tile- Antique- Victorian- Art Noveau
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The standard train of thought is that an item must be 100 years old to be called an antique. Now I know for a fact that most antique stores have items they call antiques that are about 50years old and some even consider items from the 1970s to be old enough to be in an… Read More What is an Antique? OUR TILES- TREASURED CERAMICS AT LEAST 100 YEARS OLD