Kilcar in Donegal is renown for their wool blends and gorgeous colours. Each season a new range of wool colours are developed – inspired from the countryside. Whether it be the blues and greys of the rocks, rusts and greens from the flora, purples and pinks from the heathers. Sand, beiges and blues from the stunning beaches. This old age way of dying and blending is well … Continue reading Kilcar, Donegal Ireland – Wool Studio and Donegal Tweed – Earthy – Charming
Exploring the tiny port of Ti Linn – gateway to take a boat trip with Slabh Liag Boat Tours and view the magnificent raw cliffs of Slieve League – Irelands Atlantic Wild Way. © Lexa Harpell **Please note – all images are subject to copyright – Lexa Harpell. Not to be used for commercial or personal purposes without my permission. If you wish to use them in … Continue reading Ireland Ti Linn – Donegal – Marine – Seaweed – Gateway
I walked past this pub in Ti Linn, Donegal on a bad weather day from walking the cliffs of Slieve League – not a soul in sight. The next afternoon was a Sunday, the sun was out and the pub was packed – grass roots traditional Irish music wafted through the rooms – the locals were singing. In most places singers/musicians play to entertain you – yet I’ve found in the small … Continue reading Ireland – The Rusty Mackeral – Music – Soulful – Respect
Ireland – The Rusty Mackeral – Music – Soulful – Respect I walked past this pub in Ti Linn, Donegal on a bad weather day from walking the cliffs of Slieve League – not a soul in sight. The next afternoon was a Sunday, the sun was out and the pub was packed – grass roots traditional Irish music wafted through the rooms – the locals were singing. In most places singers/musicians … Continue reading Ireland – The Rusty Mackeral, Ti Linn, Donegal – Music – Soulful – Respect
Galway, Ireland – Colourful – Eclectic – Music Like myself, most people around the world have heard of Galway. So I was expecting a reasonable size city to fit its reputation. Surprisingly, the ‘city’ has no building over two stories high and you can walk around its centre in half an hour – yet takes many more to explore its vibrancy. Continue reading Galway, Ireland – Colourful – Eclectic – Music
Monaghan Harvest Times Blues Music Festival – Ireland You have to love those last minute invites. Not knowing where you will stay or what you will see or experience. This was one of those moments……. It was the 20th annual Blues Festival in Monaghan. A small enough town not to be overrun with too many people. In fact is was downright cruzy strolling the streets … Continue reading Bondi Girl Meets – Ireland Blues Music – Monaghan
It’s been a wonderful journey so far. I’ve taken thousands of images and written another book. I’ve met incredible people, witnessed amazing sights and experienced the essence of Australia. Some of favourite places has been Tasmania for its colours and containment. The National Parks are world class with plenty of hiking. Lots of free camping in glorious sites too! The Northern Territory epitomises the rawness of what … Continue reading Bugsy has held up over interesting terrain.
Dunalley is only a small town here in Tasmania, yet there were a few sights that made me smile… Sheep enjoying magnificent water views reminded me of the plentiful sheep in Ireland grazing on the coasts – prime real estate. Location -location – location! Nestle’s? In Cadbury country! that high???? Time for fishing! If you can’t catch them, buy them! … Continue reading Dunalley – oh the sights you see
‘My Country’ Ok, Australia is a huge continent. Cut out the map and place it over Europe, it will cover the countries from Ireland to Turkey! AND we have just about weather condition. Arid hot deserts to rugged snow country. Lush tropical rainforests to balmy beaches (we have over 11,000 of them) Surrounded by a few oceans and contains rivers filled with an abundant of fish. … Continue reading ‘I love a sunburnt country…’ – Heading South!
Four countries – 34 towns. Having a Drink with our Ancestors…..Just when we thought our journey was finished. (link to blog) Link to Posts: Our great, great grandmother Jane Litherland took us on an incredible journey into the past to ‘meet‘ our ancestors. We travelled through time to 34 towns throughout Ireland – Scotland – England and Germany. Wow!! This was several journeys and stories rolled into one! Expect … Continue reading Bondi Girl Meets…Our Ancestors 2015