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DiO'Bolic

Not completely obtuse
Nov 14, 2013
20,691
114,134
Poconos, PA
We love the west of Ireland. Make sure you see the Burren. Rock of Cashel. Remeber that distances take longer than you think. My husband has a blog called irelandinruins. These are places that are free to see.All of the places on the blog have been visited by one, two or all three of us. The pictures are our own. Most of them have road directions. Let me know how you get on.
Nice blog.

I have a photograph of St. Kevin's Church in Glendalough hanging in my bedroom. My brother took the picture when he biked across Ireland.

I also have a signed print hanging in my dining room of this graveyard in Ireland my sister-in-law painted. My aunt from Ireland was going to get one but decided against it as having artwork of a graveyard should never be hung in a home... according to her.

 
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GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
85,202
340,573
57
Cambridge, Ohio
:m_love:
I am happy 'cause I got a letter in the mail.
Not the kind on my computer; this arrived by snail.
"Letter" doesn't do it justice... It was more a gift.
Envelope's a goshdarn work of art... You get the drift?

Inside was a card, a letter, gift and photograph
(Taken at the King Kon of me and my better half)
All the way from Canada to brighten up my day.
Neesy , somehow, "thank you" doesn't seem enough to say.

There you are with worries of your own about your spouse
While I sit on my fat butt and mope around the house.
That's the problem... My ex-Catholic guilt is kicking in.
Feels like I abandoned tet-mates. That's a mortal sin.

Didn't wish a "Happy Birthday" to a lot of friends.
Wasn't here to comfort when a loved one's journey ends.
Missed the stories and the jokes and hadn't heard the news
That the Board is closing down for good... :icon_eek: Here come the blues.
:Oo:
...stop!....you are much loved here and especially by myself and my crew....life happens, never apologize...:love:
 

MrsSmeej

Token lunatic
Feb 15, 2008
3,082
2,942
Somewhere over the rainbow
We love the west of Ireland. Make sure you see the Burren. Rock of Cashel. Remeber that distances take longer than you think. My husband has a blog called irelandinruins. These are places that are free to see.All of the places on the blog have been visited by one, two or all three of us. The pictures are our own. Most of them have road directions. Let me know how you get on.
:grinning:
Thank you doowopgirl . That blog's exactly what we need.
Photographs are beautiful! I've had a chance to read
2 or 3 descriptions with directions so precise
We won't even need to use our GPS device.

Doowopguy's included legends, local history;
His blog's sure to help us choose the ruins we must see.
Plan to cruise the Aran Isles and see the Cliffs of Moher...
Thankfully, my sister's driving this entire tour.

She has driven on the left before (though not that much)
But the crucial factor is that she can drive a clutch.
It's been over 30 years since I attempted that.
Wasn't very good back then unless the roads were flat.

Seems to me that Irish cliffs are not the place to try
Brushing up on rusty skills... We're not prepared to die.
Plus, I've heard some country roads, though quaint, are kinda tight
Never mind remembering to NOT drive on the right.

:icon_eek:
 

do1you9love?

Happy to be here!
Feb 18, 2012
8,914
66,833
Virginia
We love the west of Ireland. Make sure you see the Burren. Rock of Cashel. Remeber that distances take longer than you think. My husband has a blog called irelandinruins. These are places that are free to see.All of the places on the blog have been visited by one, two or all three of us. The pictures are our own. Most of them have road directions. Let me know how you get on.
Thanks for that! I'm sharing this with my mom, too!
 

Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
59,570
227,740
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Either the CBD oil or something seems to be working.
What?! You actually went out and got some! Good for you - the doctor I saw told me he has seen diabetic foot ulcers cured by the application of the CBD oil.

I know it is not some miracle drug, but if it helps people then I am all for it.

Glad to hear you are feeling better
:encouragement:
 

Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
59,570
227,740
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Winnipeg, Manitoba, where I (and Neesy) live, is up to it's 15th homicide so far this year. That's a bit high for my liking.
Mostly it seems to be people who are p*ssed off at each other rather than some random murder, still I think maybe some gang activity has been happening lately (not sure)

Wow... that is high. That is cool you live in the same city. Do you both get together
No - we are afraid we might get murdered! :waaaht::m_bigwink:

(but seriously I did meet mal's wife Joyce once when she was in hospital. We do live on opposite sides of the city)

...otherwise I would probably be over there asking to borrow a cup of sugar
 

Hill lover35

Well-Known Member
Jan 8, 2017
3,162
16,468
38
Alberta canada
Mostly it seems to be people who are p*ssed off at each other rather than some random murder, still I think maybe some gang activity has been happening lately (not sure)



No - we are afraid we might get murdered! :waaaht::m_bigwink:

(but seriously I did meet mal's wife Joyce once when she was in hospital. We do live on opposite sides of the city)

...otherwise I would probably be over there asking to borrow a cup of sugar

Aww yeh that is a bit far. Most of the time it’s gangs or people who are known to each other
 

doowopgirl

very avid fan
Aug 7, 2009
6,859
24,442
61
dublin ireland
Nice blog.

I have a photograph of St. Kevin's Church in Glendalough hanging in my bedroom. My brother took the picture when he biked across Ireland.

I also have a signed print hanging in my dining room of this graveyard in Ireland my sister-in-law painted. My aunt from Ireland was going to get one but decided against it as having artwork of a graveyard should never be hung in a home... according to her. Glendalough is one of my favorite places to visit and it's not far from here. Beautiful in the summer or winter. In the summer you get an ice cream van. Personally I'd put the atrwork up anyway.

 

doowopgirl

very avid fan
Aug 7, 2009
6,859
24,442
61
dublin ireland
:grinning:
Thank you doowopgirl . That blog's exactly what we need.
Photographs are beautiful! I've had a chance to read
2 or 3 descriptions with directions so precise
We won't even need to use our GPS device.

Doowopguy's included legends, local history;
His blog's sure to help us choose the ruins we must see.
Plan to cruise the Aran Isles and see the Cliffs of Moher...
Thankfully, my sister's driving this entire tour.

She has driven on the left before (though not that much)
But the crucial factor is that she can drive a clutch.
It's been over 30 years since I attempted that.
Wasn't very good back then unless the roads were flat.

Seems to me that Irish cliffs are not the place to try
Brushing up on rusty skills... We're not prepared to die.
Plus, I've heard some country roads, though quaint, are kinda tight
Never mind remembering to NOT drive on the right.

:icon_eek:
You're a poet. Excellent. Hopefully the Irish landscape will inspire you to more!
 
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