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Happy 4th!
Ahh, July, what a month. Time for picnics and Pimm's and lawn tennis in the UK, barbeques and beaches and fireworks in the US. Terribly different but equally fabulous. On the eve of Independence Da...
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It's hotting up around here and I'm cooling down with a good old-fashioned Old Fashioned. While I'm at it, I've been looking through some photos of old-fashioned things I've happened across on my t...
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A stone that looks like a cat, bang smack in the middle of #Ireland featuring druids, buried goddesses and gateways to mystical provinces. Just another day on the Hill of Uisneach.
While I was attending the Bealtaine Fire Festival at the Hill of Uisneach last month, I took the opportunity to explore several of the ancient monuments and earthworks dotted around the 2 square ki...
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There's nothing like a good old Fire Festival to welcome summer.
A couple of weeks ago I ventured right into the heartland of Ireland. In the county of Westmeath, between the villages of Loughnavally and Ballymore, lies a hill which has been a significant place ...
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Are you ready to tangle? 
The wind has been fierce around this way and it's been hard on everyone. Trees creak ominously and garden birds hurtle across the skies at alarming rates as they try unsuccessfully to defy the gust...
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I was up before sunrise this morning, and as the sun slipped over the horizon and chased away the grey blue of night, there was a wonderful moment when the countryside was bathed in the softest of ...
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The hedgerows around Ireland are currently filled with tiny fledgling birds just learning to fly. It can be quite startling when they drop out of the sky and plummet towards your windshield as you ...
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After my adventure to the ever so ancient and ever so slightly off-centre centre of Ireland, I had a look through my photos for more off-centre shots. This first photo, taken at Alki Beach, was one...
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There seems to be a growing demand for handmade (and even homemade) items in the circles I have been moving in recently. Perhaps it is a backlash against the anonymity of mass production. The deman...
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I attended a recreation of an ancient fire festival recently which I will be writing about shortly, but one of the things I loved about it was that, dotted around the ancient ceremonial site stood ...
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Happy Straw Hat Day!
I've never considered myself a slave to fashion; to be honest I delight in being quirkily unfashionable; shabby chic and more often than not, just shabby. As I was writing that last sentence I took...
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I've twirled around a Maypole or two to celebrate May Day in years gone by, but this year, I went looking for a different tradition associated with the beginning of May and the Irish festival of Be...
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Photographer, Writer, Adventurer, Globetrotter, Explorer; I love nature, animals and Life with a capital L.

Hi there! I'm Ailsa. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my icecream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. 

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Anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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