The People’s Republic of Vintage

The People’s Republic of Vintage

When I was younger there were 3 things about Co. Cork that I knew for sure: 1. Everybody went around asking each other ‘are ya laughing?’ as illustrated by that Mary lady from The Works 2. Cork was really, unattainably, far away. Days in car to get there. 3. Corkonian children were way happier than the […]

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Taking It All In…

Taking It All In…

My friend, Miss Perfect Coffee, takes a great interest in all things Vintage on my behalf and is always sure to let me know of anything fabulously old she comes across. She has often spoken to me about her Granny, Eithne Ryan’s contributions to Woman’s Way weekly in the 60s as wedding advisor, and last […]

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Sisters, Tea & Treasures

Sisters, Tea & Treasures

In our family, First Born Sister is the glue that binds. This isn’t just because she is the only of the siblings to give our parents grandchildren (and therefore the most revered of the offspring) but it is simply her nature. She’s incredibly supportive and encouraging … to the extent of becoming self-appointed agent to […]

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Ye Olde Fashion Country

Ye Olde Fashion Country

One of the things that I’m forever promising myself is to take more little breaks in this fair isle. It’s something I think about often, put the wheels in motion regularly but then thoughts of friends living abroad that I’ve been wanting to visit enter my head along with timely emails from those (oh so […]

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A Moment in Time … gone by

A Moment in Time … gone by

Following a splendid post-Christmas visit with my special gentleman’s family we left Tyrone for Dublin, initially, in our usual rush. Unusually enough, we didn’t have some pressing matter for which we needed to urgently return and so we decided to try a new route ho]]><![CDATA[me … perhaps it would be quicker than our customary one. […]

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Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

Following a recent birthday, my special gentleman came over all romance and chivalry on me and whisked me off to Italy for my first holiday in 3 years … and our first together! Although both of us have been lucky enough to see lots of the world over the last few years, neither of us […]

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