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Christmas Around The World

Welcome to part two of Christmas Around The World series. If you missed part one, check it out here. It's been another fun week learning about the different traditions and customs from around the world associated with this time of year. England - Julianna from The Discoveries Of Follow Julianna on Facebook | Twitter |… Continue reading Christmas Around The World

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Christmas Around The World

Tis the season to be jolly falalalalalalalala...I love Christmas, it's my favourite time of year. I find the origins of this holiday fascinating, and I love learning about each country's traditions and customs and how Christmas has developed. I thought it would be fun to do a series on Christmas around the world and share… Continue reading Christmas Around The World

Canada

Canada | The Butchart Gardens Photo Essay

The Butchart Gardens began life as a quarry. In 1904 Robert Pim Butchart developed a quarry and built a cement plant near Tod Inlet. Robert and his wife Jennie established their home near the quarry. As Robert exhausted the limestone deposits, Jennie thought something beautiful could be made from the pit and so the pit… Continue reading Canada | The Butchart Gardens Photo Essay

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Canada | Craigdarroch Castle

Craigdarroch Castle is a Designated National Historic Site and coined 'Canada's Castle'. Being from Ireland and with all the castles that we have in the country, I just knew I had to visit this place. Craigdarroch Castle was built for Robert Dunsmuir, a Scottish immigrant coal baron. The castle was finally completed in 1890. Robert and… Continue reading Canada | Craigdarroch Castle

Canada

Canada | Victoria Photo Essay

Victoria is a beautiful Canadian city situated on Vancouver Island. As the capital of British Columbia, it boasts marine wildlife, Victorian architecture, First Nations culture, and so much more. Victoria holds a special place in my heart and I think you'll understand why from these pictures. Have you visited Victoria? What did you think of… Continue reading Canada | Victoria Photo Essay

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Canada | Victoria Gallery Walk

While I'm not an expert, I love art in all its forms and mediums. I admire the time and work an artist puts into their pieces, and how open and curious they are of the world around them. I love how it sparks something in me, not necessarily to paint or to draw or to… Continue reading Canada | Victoria Gallery Walk

Ireland, Natural Environment

Ireland | A Day On Clare Island

Clare Island is 6 km off the west coast of Co. Mayo. Once the home of Gráinne Mhaol, the island boasts a rich cultural heritage that the islanders are extremely proud of. Whether you're the adventurous type or want to switch off from it all, Clare Island has something for everyone. My Day On Clare… Continue reading Ireland | A Day On Clare Island

Ireland, Natural Environment

Ireland | Cliffs Of Moher Photo Essay

The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher on the west coast of Ireland are unique landscapes that everyone should experience at least once.  You can drive there yourself or take one of the many bus tours taking a day trip to this wonderful region.  The changeable weather shouldn't stop you, just come prepared.   Have… Continue reading Ireland | Cliffs Of Moher Photo Essay

Built Environment, Ireland, Natural Environment

Ireland | Connemara Photo Essay

The wild and rugged landscape of the region of Connemara in the west of Ireland is like nothing I've seen before. It is where the famous Connemara Marble is mined. The mountains reflect the different shades of green that can be found in the marble. It's truly a sight to behold. It's also where the… Continue reading Ireland | Connemara Photo Essay