My first trip to Northern Ireland – July 1994
The recent sad passing of the great peacemaker, John Hume, brought me back to my very first trip to Northern Ireland. It was July 1994 and I was on my very first holiday ever with my Mam, Peggy. The “Troubles” were still ongoing at the time; indeed the Loughinisland massacre had taken place just the previous month. To be honest, up to then our impressions of Northern Ireland
Books to Read No. 17-24
So for my Bucket List, my aim is to read at least 80 books. As explained in my blogs previously, my bookshelves groan under the weight of an eclectic mix of book types. These are some of the books I still hold onto including fiction (romance, thriller, crime) and non-fiction (biographies, history, poetry). Because we have such great writers, I have a bias towards Irish story-tellers and in my opinion they are world-class. So I’ve listed them in alphabetical order and the aim is to produce 10 lists of 8 books I’ve read…..this being the 3rd. (See Blog 16 and Blog 22 for the other book-related blogs).
My name is Mary and this is my bucket list blog ...having survived a near-death experience. I hope it encourages you to "live your best life". See how I'm completing my own bucket list items. And let me know how you're getting on with yours!