It’s the weekend


Take a train ride!

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It’s the weekend


Get those bicycles out!

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Lens Artist’s Photo Challenge – Filling the frame


Thanks to Patti for this week’s Filling the Frame challenge. 

You may have thought that there is no alcohol production in the Middle East. But if you did, you’re wrong!

MB was in Jordan a few weeks back, primarily to attend the wedding of a work colleague. Whilst the wedding was a ‘dry’ wedding, involving as it did two Muslim families, beer and alcohol generally are freely available in Jordan. On the day after the wedding, MB killed some time with a local friend visiting two great pubs. Both sold a Jordanian brewed craft beer called Carakale, after the local brewery that makes it.

And a damned fine tipple it is.

Sláinte!

To check out the Carkale brewery, click HERE.

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Sofia’s got a sister. Welcome baby Maria!


Sofia’s got a sister! Read More

It’s the weekend


How about a dance?

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Writing For Change


MB opines that being Cuban is about as close as it gets to being Irish! Read More

Amman – Red Bull Soapbox Race


On the day after the Amman wedding (the subject of MBs previous post), MB met up with a young Jordanian friend who also happened to live in Amman. As good fortune would have it, MB’s young friend and some pals were taking part in a Red Bull-sponsored Soapbox Cart Race on a sloping street in a supurb of the city not too far from MBs hotel. Read More

A Wedding in Jordan


Jordan’s more correct name, since 1946, is ‘The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan’. It is so-called because of the ruling Hashemite family, who have governed the country since 1921. The Hashemites trace their ancestry back to the founding of Islam and are called after Hashim, the great grandfather of the Prophet Mohammed. Read More

It’s the weekend


How about some ghost hunting?

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Lens-Artists Challenge – Silhouettes


Greetings to all from MB.

A little explanation of the weekly photo challenge before MB gives his offering. The weekly photo challenge was conceived by four lady bloggers/photographers over one year back. Each takes their turn consecutively to post a weekly theme and the rest of the sheep, like MB, then follow suit. Read More

It’s The Weekend


Go explore and old ruin!

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Framing the Shot


Thanks to Amy for this week’s framing challenge.

MB has taken this shot at many different times of the year. It’s the tree that grows in the perimeter of the Grange Stone Circle back in MB’s HX Irish homeland. This shot was taken in December 2018.

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It’s the weekend


Do something a little mad!

This kid is oblivious to the adults behind him, who are just about to enter St Pauls Cathedral in Mdina, Malta, for a wedding ceremony. MB snapped the carefree kid during his May 2019 trip.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Dreamy


Thanks to Anne Christine for this week’s Dreamy challenge.

Who could not say that the Blue Danube is not a dreamy piece of music? Nobody!

If you happened to be in the Vrijthof Square in Maastricht last week with MB at the André Rieu concert, you just might have had a dreamy waltz in MB’s arms!

Warning – As ever, MBs vids are a tad ropey! So, on clicking onto MBs Blue Danube vid, click quickly to full screen for best viewing experience.

Dreamy or what?!

 

 

 

MB & Andre Rieu Concert, 11 July 2019.


Where to start?

At the end perhaps.

Maybe it’s a good place to start. Read More