Monday, June 22

Johannesburg, South Africa

The above photos of the city, past and present. Immediately above is Mandela Square. Posted by Picasa

Ireland & HK

The first 2 photos were taken on the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. The stone fortess dates to 3000 BC. Inside St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. Hong Kong- from 62 floors up.


Beautiful Ireland and the Ring of Kerry.

England- Ireland

Friday, June 19


The warm heart of Africa and beautful lake Malawi. You can se all of the photos on the Malawi blog by clicking here.

As I return to normal I will soon visit other blogs.

Thanks for your interest.
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We have only just arrived home and are catching up on some rest.
I have posted the pictures taken in Malawi which you can view additional to the above images by clicking here since they all posted on the Malawi blog.

We stayed over in Hong Kong on the way back. I hope soon to visit other blogs (which was not practical when away) as I return to normal. Thank you for your comments and interest. Soon I will also include the photos taken whilst in South Africa, Ireland, Wales and HK.

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Saturday, June 6


Hi everyone

Since my last e-mail when we were in Bath in England we have toured the south of England around picturesque Cornwall and then Wales; caught the ferry across to Ireland. The weather has been unseasonllay warm and very pleasant – up to 28 c which prompted me to enjoy a swim in the ocean at Penzance and again in Ireland whilst in the beautiful seaside village of Kilkee.

We have stayed mainly in Bed & Breakfast accommodation including 3 farms( dairy farm income only 50% for farmers compared to last year) and enjoyed the hospitality of other guests from varying backgrounds; to locals, Holland Germany Kentucky, and even a couple who lived nearby in Melbourne. The pub scene in England and Ireland is heavily conducive to a convivial atmosphere but the food is very expensive. The scenery had been spectacular, especially the Ring of Kerry with it’s mountains valleys with waterways running through a patchwork quilt of colours. We have enjoyed our Ireland tour despite my back still playing up. At present we are in Galway’s for 4 day before Dublin and then HK / home. We are off to view the Volvo yacht race, which will soon resume its Atlantic leg from Galway’s harbour. (Indeed the moon does rise over the Claddagh and the sun does go down over Galway Bay.)