The Luck of the Irish

Outside the Irish Embassy, August 2018 Like many people who grew up in England's North West, I have Irish ancestry on both branches of my family tree. North and South of the border. Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland. Migration to England in both the 19th and the 20th Centuries. It's something that I've been … Continue reading The Luck of the Irish

Month in Numbers | October 2019

Was October a good month? Let's see what the numbers say: 4 nights in Bayeux. We celebrated 14 years of marriage. 7 bunches of flowers were given as gifts by me. Some marked an occasion, some were just because. A round-trip of 666 miles driven from West London to Bayeux, Normandy. 19,759 steps walked by … Continue reading Month in Numbers | October 2019

Scrapping in 2019 #11

Over the last few weeks I've enjoyed putting our Summer into albums - some traditional 12x12 pages, a few Project Life pocket pages and a few hybrid pages combining the two options. This first one documents the afternoon and evening The Boy Child and I spent being tourists in London. The second spread documents Cachirulo … Continue reading Scrapping in 2019 #11

OLW | Thrive and the Traveler’s Notebook

A few more spreads have been added to my One Little Word traveler's notebook. Becoming Irish was always going in there: Gold shamrock covers my personal details As was the road trip to Luxembourg for the wedding: And, obviously, the wedding: I have room for just more 5 spreads in the traveler's notebook, and it … Continue reading OLW | Thrive and the Traveler’s Notebook

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 1-5

September means that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day.Like the last few years, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. Day 1: Filling in a passport application always takes far longer than anticipated. Day 2: The Summer holidays turned … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 1-5

Right Now …

Tilly's treat Listening: to Keane's new single, "The Way I Feel" (and thinking that they sound like The Killers. Watching: and enjoying Series One of Madame Secretary on Amazon Prime. Reading: Nightingale Point by Luan Goldie (review to follow). Processing: 143 photos from our first wedding of the summer. Making: the 6x8 album needed for … Continue reading Right Now …

Emigration and Dual Nationality | Would You?

With the constant noise surrounding the UK's decision to leave the European Union a never-ending irritant, we've been thinking, in a rather generalised kind of way, about the idea of emigration and/or dual nationality.As it currently stands, I appear to qualify for a passport to another EU country simply because my maternal grandfather happened to … Continue reading Emigration and Dual Nationality | Would You?