John Soanes Museum London

On a rainy afternoon in London, we visited the John Soanes Museum at 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3B. We took the tube to Tottenham Court Road and walked to the museum. I am not exactly an expert on architecture, so I was unsure if I would enjoy it. Surprisingly, I found it interesting and learned he had designed the first Bank of England building. Sadly, most of his original work has been demolished now. The museum consists of three...

Chelsea Flower Show – Bloomin Marvelous!

Anybody who knows me well knows how much I love flowers. In addition to my love of fresh flowers, I have so many items of clothing, bedding, household linens, table linens, etc. adorned with flowers. A trip to the Chelsea Flower Show has been on my bucket list for a very long time. When I lived in London 30 years ago, I could never really afford it. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show was formally known as the Great Spring Show. The RHS (Royal...

Lusty Beg Island – Ireland’s Best Kept Secret

Lusty Beg Island – Ireland’s Best Kept Secret We visited Ireland in 2023, and I wanted to find a place of peace and quiet after a turbulent year in my life. I asked around, and the Island of Lusty Beg in Fermanagh was recommended. After doing some research, I decided to book a three-night stay with my daughter. Lusty Beg is a small island in Kesh, County Fermanagh Northern Island. Lusty Beg is Irish for “little lodge.” Getting There...

Doohoma Ireland – A place I call home

Growing up in Doohoma Nestled on the North West Coast of Ireland is a little village called Doohoma in County Mayo and the place I call home.  This peninsula is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and some of the most incredible natural beauty on the West coast of Ireland.  There are very few spots that do not have breathtaking views of the ocean and the surrounding hills. Cows with the best view around I grew up in this village in the...

Visiting Dublin Ireland

"In Dublin's fair city where the girls are so pretty, I first laid my eyes on sweet Molly Malone. She wheeled her wheelbarrow through streets broad and narrow, singing cockles and mussels, alive a live O." Visiting Dublin Ireland is a must for your travel bucket list. I lived in Dublin for 8 years in my late teens and early twenties.  I had a lot of fun and it is truly a fun city.  I love to go back and visit the old haunts and have very much...

Irish Car Ferry…

A few  years ago when we visited family in Ireland we went to a tiny little Island close to where my Mother lives.  My children has the best experience of their lives as they watched the car ferry load for returning to the main land.  The Island is called Clare Island Clare Island has the distinction of being the home of the pirate Grace O'Malley or Granuaile as she is called in Gaelic.