My Hometown


In Dublin airport. Heading back to Middle East. MB likes many things about the Middle East but home will always be home. The Middle East has lots of mayhem at the moment. Crazies trying to impose craziness. Zero tolerance. Sad to see.

One of the characteristics of MB’s homeland that MB most admires is the tolerance. Live & let live is generally the way of things. Al hamd’allah (thank God). In recent days some family members attended a ‘wedding’ service of lesbian friend who has decided to tie the knot with her partner of many years. Great venue, great food, great day according to all. Of course MB does not pretend that everyone agrees with gay marriage in his homeland or that his homeland is perfect. It’s not perfect MB readily agrees. But MB is proud of the fact that he lives in a country where the general political, legal & cultural tolerance allows such occasions to take place. In contrast to many regions in the world, particularly the ME, where such occasions are not permitted and the consequence for anyone of such an orientation is perilous or deadly. So congrats from MB to M & S on their nuptials. Long life & happiness to you both.

MB likes to travel home at this time of year as it’s local festival time in the home village. The local festival centers around the Summer Solstice and the local stone circle, which was subject of recent MB post. Lots of activities and MB was in the thick of it all.

So giving you all brief synopsis of MB’s 10 day break in his hometown. Pics of kids drama, alternative lifestyles, great local scenery, fashion, sports events. Men, women & children, young & old, from near & far, enjoying events and enjoying life.

And tolerance.

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4 Comments on “My Hometown

  1. Beautiful. Ireland and its people charmed me like no other ever. The spirit of your compatriots is infectious. I only wish we could have stayed longer. And to all those who warned me about the damp and drizzle in Ireland, all I can say is pffffftttttt! All we got was sunshine and blue skies 🙂

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    • Thanks Gypsy. It’s one of the greatest places on the planet when the sun is shining. And the locals are an amusing lot at times. Glad you enjoyed. As you can see it was also glorious sunshine up in Limerick. Actually travelled to Dingle last week to collect daughter & friends from their 3 week stay at Irish language college down there. Had been a few years since I was down there but great scenery. Did you get to Slea Head? Maybe we passed on the road! Hope you had some luck with the ancestor hunting for SV. Very much looking forward to your Irish section of the ‘Driving’ posts.

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  2. From the looks of these people, I conclude that happiness is directly proportional to the weather.

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