Monthly Archives: March 2013

Welsh rubbish bins

Ruben, who lives in Perth, just loves rubbish bins. Here are a few Welsh ones for you Ruben! Can’t wait until you visit us in Ireland and we can track down all of the Inis Meàin rubbish bins together one day:)

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Snowdonia – lives up to its name

Even though it is no longer the middle of winter, Snowdonia in Wales put on a great show of snow for us today. So beautiful in the stark contrast between the soft, white powder snow and the harsh purple, brown and black colours of the stone and slate mountains around. Magnificent and very peaceful too.

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Welsh signs

Now that we are in Wales, I can’t help taking photos of the consonant-heavy signs. I think Welsh must be just as difficult to learn, if not more difficult, than Irish!Holyhead port 28 Mar 2013 (3) Holyhead port 28 Mar 2013 (4) Holyhead to Gazelle hotel 28 Mar 2013 (15) IMG_4549 IMG_4587 IMG_4593 IMG_4597 IMG_4633 IMG_4634 IMG_4831 Menai Bridge 28 Mar 2013 (4) Menai Bridge 28 Mar 2013 (5) Menai Bridge 28 Mar 2013 (6) Menai Bridge 28 Mar 2013 (12) Menai Bridge 28 Mar 2013 (13) Menai Bridge 28 Mar 2013 (14) Menai Bridge 28 Mar 2013 (15) Menai Bridge 28 Mar 2013 (16) Menai Bridge 28 Mar 2013 (17) Menai Bridge 28 Mar 2013 (18) Menai Bridge 28 Mar 2013 (20) Menai Bridge 28 Mar 2013 (21) Menai Bridge 28 Mar 2013 (22) Menai Bridge 28 Mar 2013 (23) Menai Bridge 28 Mar 2013 (24) Menai Bridge 28 Mar 2013 (25) Menai Bridge 28 Mar 2013 (26) Menai Bridge 28 Mar 2013 (27)

 

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A library in a hotel!!

Tonight we are staying at the Croke Park Hotel.

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What a great place to stay – comfy room, good food, friendly staff, an open fire AND a library!!!! What more could you ask for? [Amanda, guess what ... no library cards required!]

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Dublin doors

This afternoon on our walk from the car hire office in Dublin to our hotel in Croke Park, we came across a huge variety of Dublin front doors … I suppose it’s a mark of individuality when some streets include a row of houses that look very similar.

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After a drive through Dublin and a walk through some of the streets, here are a collection of Dublin doors … each one different, sometimes in streets that are uniform in so many other ways.

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