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Helen Connor
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Interested in people - who they are and where they come from
Interested in people - who they are and where they come from

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Custody of the locket
When I collected my mother's things from the coast last week I also gained custody of "the locket". Let me explain about the locket. My 2nd great grandfather Joseph Antoney gave his wife, Elizabeth Hannah Young, the locket on their wedding day in Bowen on t...

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From Guernsey to home
Well I intended to blog while I was away and that started well but, as always I got caught up and decided that Facebook was easier while on the move. So, to give a taste of the six weeks away I will summarise:  Jersey was interesting, beautiful in its way b...

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Friday thru Sunday - Guernsey & Jersey
Friday morning in Guernsey The tour group were going to Sark for the day and as it is walking only and horse-drawn conveyances I made the sensible decision to stay in St Peter's Post. After a delicious sleep in, I had a pot of tea and set out to explore nea...

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Sunday thru Wednesday - Ireland, England & Guernsey
Sunday morning and up at 5 am as I hadn't packed the night before - tired after a Guinness or two! Drive to Shannon Airport took only 25 minutes, but the return of the hire car took another 29 minutes. Very helpful shuttle driver helped with the luggage, an...

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Friday & Saturday in County Clare
Friday morning in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland and a free morning before the conference - Diaspora of the Wild Atlantic Way - commences at 1:00 pm. Yesterday on my way to Kilfenora I heard a song on Clare radio - I left my heart in Miltown Malbay - so I tho...

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Thursday in County Clare Ireland
Thursday morning at Ennis, Co Clare and the weather is fine and sunny with a little cloud and a cool wind. After breakfast - and no I didn't have the full Irish - I decided to go to the Burren Centre in Kilfenora, about 27 km away. The trusty inbuilt GPS wa...

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Ireland - first two days
Arrived safely at Dublin airport at midday. After negotiating with the car hire company who tried to give me a manual car I was given a BMW. You may think that was wonderful but as the controls were European - on the opposite side to AUS it took some workin...

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Off to Dubai and Dublin
Well it's finally here - six weeks in the Uk, Ireland, Scotland, Channel Islands and Northern France - I am currently in the Emirates Lounge enjoying a champagne - flight leaves at 9 pm - feeling tired and excited so hope I sleep in the lovely flat bed. AM ...
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