Monthly Archives: September 2018

Paying it Backwards…

(Look! It’s Camille’s house!) About 28 years ago we visited France with our two-year old daughter. We took the ferry from Cork to Roscoff and drove our car due south. We stayed in small hotels all along the Loire and … Continue reading

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I can’t wait for it to be… right now

(Smelling the flowers) I’ve been thinking again… not always to be recommended, about how I help myself feel better when I feel down. I’ve read a lot of books about this and talked to a lot of wise friends and … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

(One of the lock-keeper houses) A couple of days ago we walked to a big shopping center in town. It was further away than I thought, it was lunchtime, it was 26 degrees and it was uphill. By the time … Continue reading

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Life’s Little Locks

(Here’s Ronan coiling rope) So, yesterday we had just arrived at the first lock. Locks are like steps for getting up-stream or down-stream on a canal. Or maybe they’re more like a lift because you have to wait until the gate opens, … Continue reading

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Our New Boat!

(I can drive* a boat! (*Might not be the technical term)) Surprise! We found a new method of travel! A house boat! A bit of a story… Sunday was a wet day in France, we left the beautiful green fields, … Continue reading

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If this is your first visit…

If this is your first visit to the blog, Welcome! (That’s me back in 2010 when we travelled by motorbike) My name is Mairead Hennessy and I write about travelling with my husband, Denis. We live in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, … Continue reading

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Making Hay When the Sun Shines…

(Wildflowers… or maybe you can’t call them wild when they are purposefully planted?) It’s lashing rain with grey clouds today which makes me so glad I took yesterday off to enjoy a beautiful day in a beautiful place. We have … Continue reading

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