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25th April 2018

Tivat is gate to miracles
Tivat is gate to Montenegro - nice town, but Kotor I like more.
6th February 2018

I WONDER IF YOU WERE ABLE TO TRACE MICHEAL MAHONEY I HAD GRAND UNCLE MICHEAL MAHONY DOB19DEC 1851 I BELIEVE
WENT TO NEW ZEALAND HE WAS CLOSE RELATIVE OF THE MAHONY SHANNABALLY AND TUREEN GLANAHEYHE WAS FROM UMERABOY KNOCKNAGREE PARISH BOHERBOY IN HIS CASE HE HAD BROS CORNEILUS,JOHN WHO MAY HAVE JOINED HIM
6th February 2018

The Mahoneys of Knocknagree
My G G Grandfather was baptised on 31st January 1856 at Rathmore with Nohaval and Kilcummin,Kerry just acrross the provincial border from Cork.His father was Michael and his mother Catherine Brosnahan.I don't believe Con came to New Zealand and I have seen a record of him living with his sister Catherine or Kate who married Michael O'Keefe and lived in Shanbally on the Knocknagree Townland.
3rd April 2017

Samuel Grimes of Kingswood
Interesting to read your story of your trip to Kingswood looking into the family of Samuel Grimes. I did the same trip last year although I didn't see as much as you did. Samuel was my 2nd cousin. I have a fairly extensive tree of the Grimes family back to about 1620. My 2nd Great Grandfather George Grimes was from Wotton under Edge, born 1820. Just a short note to say I enjoyed reading the story. Chris
4th April 2017

The Grimes Family
Interesting to hear of your family connection.I would be interested to hear more.
25th December 2016

You cannot buy real guns
Hi the information you could buy a real AK 47 is wrong. All this guns arr no real guns. They are softair, blanket , deco or airguns. To buy in San Marina a real gun you need an italian license or a license fron San Marino. No one in the shops will sell you a real gun without hold a license. So they have similar gun laws like the other parts of Europe .
25th September 2016

A great way to finish...
Have missed our early morning reads but delighted to see this posting at last of your last day in the U.K. Sounds like a worthwhile visit!
23rd August 2016

Talgarth - open or closed
We went to Talgarth last year. It was a gray gloomy day. We arrived with high expectations and found it closed. Hope you had better luck, perhaps not.
24th August 2016

It was mostly open except for the Information Centre which we really needed so we could get one of their hiking maps.Why it was closed on a Thursday we don't know.Cafe was open and had a nice break there.Decided not to pay the 4 quid each to get into look at the waterwheel making flour though.
11th August 2016

Lollipop trees
Just being reminded of the peculiar nature of trees in the UK compared to NZ - it was reflected in many presumably UK written childhood stories that had " lollipop trees". When we saw some countryside last year in the UK I immediately said " Oh so lollipop trees do really exist!" Tim and I thought the Abbey photos reminded us of similar scenes of buildings at Port Arthur in Tasmania. Guess there are a few ghosts at the Abbey as well.
31st July 2016

Graveyard cleaner required
Amazing to see that you found this especially after our visit yesterday to the final resting place of our parents in Hastings....the flowers Erin placed last visit are still looking good but had to give the plaques a bit if a polish due to tarnish from the elements.
31st July 2016

Well done for keeping the plaques looking spruce.It is a shame that cemetery's fall into such a state as at Lower Nohoval.Goodness what it will look like in another 100 years.Some good old Wet and Forget would get things underway.We reckon the guy that owns the product in NZ would make an absolute fortune if it was marketed in the UK.
26th July 2016

Passport
I'll bet it was such a relief to have that passport in your hands!! I've never lost a passport, and can only imaging the stress waiting for the replacement.
24th July 2016

I didn't have to wait long for your follow up blog...
to read how your misadventure was going. At least you have some money and your passport in "in the mail." Good luck making that connection. I was wondering what they did about a picture for your passport? With your mention of Freddie Mercury, I thought you would have picked a Queen song!
24th July 2016

Sorry to hear about your money belt being pickpocketed...
I look forward to your next blog when you have everything sorted out
24th July 2016

Join 10000 other Kiwis
Just read in the paper that at least 10000 Kiwis either lose or have passports stolen every year....they did comment that the majority were " lost" within NZ borders! Enjoying the unfolding story especially knowing there is a happy ending.....
24th July 2016

Pickpockets
You are the first person, nor the last person, to be affected by Pickpockets. I hope you get your passport back or a new one soon
23rd July 2016

Copenhagen
I will be in Copenhagen too in a few days, coming from Sweden. As I have already seen the city in 2008 maybe I will make an excursion to Helsingor this time. After that I want to go to Arhus, Ribe and back to Germany.
22nd July 2016

Brings back memories for us!
We had a wonderful day in Copenhagen last year and your photos bring back lots of memories for us...amazing how similar our photos are too! We particularly enjoyed the proximity of the Royal palace and watching the changing of the guard. Did you spot the royal yacht? The wee mermaid is quite small isn't she?
16th July 2016

Traitors and Quislings
On reading today's entry Tim introduced a new word to my vocabulary- Quisling-when I read out about Norwegian traitors of which Quisling was one in Norway during WW2- he was shit by a firing squad at the end of the war and the Quisling became synonymous with traitor
17th July 2016

Thanks for remindingme.I had meant to include the word in that Trindheim blog but it slipped my mind before I published it.Funny how you come across words that originated where you are.Doesn't happen that often probably because the English language is used so vastly around the world.

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