Seventeen Things I never knew about Ireland

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Fuchsia grows wild in hedgerows

Fuchsia grows wild in hedgerows

I’d been wanting to go to Ireland for most of my life, it seemed and I finally got to spend a fortnight there this summer. What a wonderful place: full of history, charm, friendly people, good accommodation and wholesome food. Here are some of the things I found out:

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When in Rome do as the Romans do

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So there I was in Rome. The eternal city; the city of echoes; the city of illusions; the city of yearning; the city overwhelmed by its own greatness. Hm, a lot of people have said a lot of stuff about Rome.
But what should I be doing while I was there? Ah, of course: “When in Rome do as the Romans do.”
I simply had to find out what the Romans do, then copy it. Clearly there was a need for some close observation of the Romans. During my three-day stay I reached some obvious conclusions about what Romans do, then gave careful consideration as to whether I would be able to do this do too – or, indeed, whether I would want to.
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Discover London: Camden Lock

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I’d never been to Camden until just recently when some friends and I decided to head there on a day out. As someone who has lived close to London for most of my life, I always surprise myself with how badly I know it. As we made our way past the bustling and crowded market, I mourned the fact that I’m far too old for it now. I wanted to be one of those sixteen year-olds with £50 in my purse that would buy me a whole new right on trend wardrobe! Continue reading