Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2016’

Featured Image Blarney Castle Taken 8.13.16 By FF

Ireland: Kissing the Blarney Stone!

August 13, 2016 It’s just past 3 pm when I get off the local bus in Blarney Village. There’s about a dozen of us milling about the sidewalk, and we’re all here for one reason: to visit Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone. It’s a 5 minute walk from the bus stop to the main entrance, a small building …

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Statue 1 Elizabeth Fort Cork Ireland Taken 8.13.16 By FF

Ireland: A House-Sit in Cork, Ireland’s Hippy City

August 9 – 17, 2016 I’m curled up on a couch in the sitting room, laptop nestled on my knees. Zan is curled up at the other end of the sofa And Ussi is out enjoying the back garden. I’ve been working: catching up on emails, professional and personal, and writing a blog post about my trip to Ballykissangel. Just …

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Finale 2 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Scotland Taken 8.6.16 By FF

Scotland: A Night to Remember at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

August 6, 2016 “And who here is from . . . . the United States?” “Woop woop woop!” I yell, a huge grin on my face. It’s just before showtime at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and I can hardly sit still. Attending the Tattoo been on my bucket list for years, ever since I saw it on TV a …

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Formula 1 Race Cars National Museum Of Scotland Edinburgh Taken 8.6.16 By FF

Scotland: A Vacation in Edinburgh (and a weird visit to the National Museum!)

August 4 – 7, 2016 There are some places that, once visited, forever after feel familiar and welcoming. Edinburgh is one of those places. I have no set schedule and no definite plans for this weekend other than to A) meet up with Stuart and Amanda, and B) overload on bagpipes and men in kilts at the Royal Edinburgh Military …

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