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I was born and raised in Yorkshire, England; where I continued to live until 2007.  In June of that year, my husband, myself and our feline family moved to Ireland, and we’ve been here ever since.

I’m never still, I find the world too compelling to ignore and the only time that I really sit down is when I’m at my computer or in the car.  Photography is a big part of me and if I haven’t got a camera in my hand, I’m either reading or scouring the internet for inspiration and admiring the works of others.  My other interests include cats, scuba diving, reading, and a love of the 1940’s/1950’s.

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I’d like to thank Lorraine for the fabulous pictures she’s taken of me (as shown).  For more examples of her amazing photographs check out Lorraine O’Donovan.

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  1. Thank you for signing up to follow my blog! Nice site you have here!

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  2. Looking forward to reading future blogs. You’ve got a wonderful eye for photography, and an refreshing attitude to life. You’ll keep on being amazing xx

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  3. Claire – I have nominated you for the Mrs. Sparkly’s Ten Commandments Award. Click here to see my post:

    http://salmonfishingqueen.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/mrs-sparklys-ten-commandments-award/

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  4. Thank you for subscribing to my blog. I appreciate this a lot. I like your blog. It looks as if you are no slouch where the camera is concerned. I’ve viewed just a tad and will be back later.

    Regards,
    Yvonne

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    • Thanks Yvonne, I’m looking forward to reading your blog also. I hope you enjoy my posts. I absolutely love photography and I never have a camera out of my hands whether it’s my DSLR or iPhone, although it is a balancing act between taking and editing these days. So much to do and so little time 😉

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  5. HI, I nominated you for Very Inspiring Blogger award here http://praguebykaty.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/praguebykaty100/, beacuse I really love your blog.

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  6. I love that you are the only one who likes my not-so-recent posts, meaning that whenever you visit you always stay and have a look around. It brightens up my day no end. You have some wonderful photography also, which helps.

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    • Can’t believe I missed this post 😦 thank you Shane for the lovely comment. I don’t get chance to visit that often, hence why I try to catch up when I do, just in case I’ve missed something 🙂

      Thankyou also for taking the time to visit my blog, it’s nice to know people are interested in what I have photographed and rambled on about.

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  7. Claire, you have been all over my blog today many thanks, I always appreciate when someone take the time to dig that little deeper – I hope we shall see you post again soon – all the best to you and your family. Scott

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  8. Excellent photography Claire.

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  9. thank you for joining my blog and I will look forward to following yours. You live in Dublin? I will be back there hopefully this summer!!

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    • Thankyou also for joining my blog, I’m looking forward to catching up on your posts. I live on the Meath/Westmeath border, 20 mins from Newgrange which I noticed you had been to 🙂 I work on the outskirts of Dublin so I’m there Monday to Friday.

      You will have to keep us informed if you do get back over here in the Summer 🙂

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  10. Hi there Claire,
    Thank you for taking the time to stop by and check out my little corner of the blogosphere and the follow, your support is greatly appreciated. Looking forward to seeing more from you 🙂

    Have a great weekend,

    Eddie

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  11. Hi Claire, I would love some advice on Ireland!! That would be extremely helpful =)

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  12. I love your photos, the shoes are great!

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  13. Hey there Newbie Spikey!
    (for your info, a Spikey is the term for folk who are part of the clan known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂

    Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.

    Blogging since June 2013, my aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations, opinions and lighter-hearted stuff thrown in for good measure.

    I normally keep to a couple of posts a day, maybe 3-4 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…

    UNCLE SPIKE

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  14. Hi Claire. So pleased to see you are following Jamoroki. Welcome and please tell me what attracted you. James

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    • Hi James, I saw your post on the Displaced Nation, and had a quick look at your site. You have some beautiful photography on your blog and some very interesting stories to tell about travel and life in another part of our wonderful planet. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. Best Wishes Claire 🙂

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  15. Claire – I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! You can check out my post to see what you need to do, should you decide to accept this award. Here is the link: http://salmonfishingqueen.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/ My best to you! Be well… ^..^

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  16. Great pictures …. and those shoes are THE BEST! Love, love, love them!!!

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  17. Hi Claire hope all is ok with you and your better half hope your ready for christmas and have a great time look forward to see more photos from you to

    Sam (Pontefract Camera Club)

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you both

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  18. Hello Claire, I hope you are well, I have nominated you for this Sunshine Blogger Award, I hope you’ll find the time to answer the questions. http://studentinsnowdonia.com/2016/01/22/sunshine/

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