It might seem strange to the Facebook and Instagram generation, but I have only a handful of photos of me with my family from my early childhood in the 60s and 70s. Those I have are in black and white and often blurry. I treasure them all the more as the memories associated with them are not blurry at all.
“Try a little tenderness” is the feature song of one of my favourite films – “The Commitments”. I remember the first time I saw it with my Mam Peggy and my friend Fiona. Fiona was my flatmate in Rathmines. When I came to Dublin in January 1990, I stayed in a hostel for the first few weeks scouring the “Accommodation For Rent” ads in the Evening Herald every lunch time. Eventually, after viewing umpteen damp, dark and dingy bedsits which were looking for exorbitant rents, I struck gold when I found a lovely, newly renovated place on my own in Grove Park, Rathmines. From there I could take the 15B bus to work or walk it even - if the weather played ball.
Our Florida & Bahamas Cruise 2016
So this is the second part of the cruise blog from our trip in 2016 on the Anthem of the Seas (first part here). This covers Days 5 to 8 in the Bahamas and onboard, our return to New York for Easter 2016 and our flight home to Dublin. Enjoy!
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!