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    Wedding in the Algarve
    2018 Grateful 52

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    I’ve been to a fair few Irish weddings in my time and there’s a sameness to the proceedings that seems to be favoured. A pattern.

    2016 Grateful 52

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    Back in 2001, when I had a feeling that my time in the USA might be coming to a close, I took a road trip

    Portugal

    I found my book mecca in Mafra

    I’m married to my kindle. I never leave home without it. I know, I know. For years I banged on about never, ever going electronic

    Living in a wifi world

    Over coffee the other day, I was asked how many holidays I’d taken so far this year. I had to stop and think. Not to

    Size does matter

    Whoever said that size doesn’t matter has never been a victim of the one-size-fits-all dress design. They’ve never been driven to the brink of distraction

    Portugal

    Wedding presents

    Back when people moved into their first home when they got married, wedding presents weren’t an issue. A toaster. A half-dozen wine glasses. A casserole

    Spread the love

    Prior to Euro 2016, I wasn’t a great lover of international football. And I’m still not.  I can’t get my head around the number of

    2016 Grateful 25

    I can’t explain my faith. I have no particular need to. I know it works for me and that’s what matters. I’m not much for

    Portugal

    Another sort of convent

    I was educated in a convent. I spent my formative years with the Presentation nuns. I don’t think it did me any harm. I might have

    The journey

    Toll roads are expensive in Portugal – after just 35 minutes heading north we came off the motorway and were charged €10.75. We decided then that what with

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