Norm’s Thursday Doors : January 12 2017

Mainz Cathedral

Mainz Cathedral

These are the very impressive doors of the Romanesque Cathedral in Mainz, Germany.    This building is over 1000 years old, and was built around the year 990, in the 10th century.   It’s hard to cast my mind back that far, and hard to believe that this building is still standing and being used as a Cathedral, as originally intended.    The doors are very tall, made of bronze, and date back to the 11th century.

Mainz Cathedral

Here are some views of the outside of the Cathedral, there was some repair work and scaffolding going on when we visited, but it is a very large and interesting building, as you can see.

Mainz Cathedral, Germany

Mainz Cathedral

Mainz Cathedral, Germany

Tuesdays of Texture : 17 May 2016

Danube at Night

The Danube Canal

The photo above was taken at the Danube Canal in Vienna, which is about 17 km long, and meanders around the city of Vienna, before joining the river further along.    There were many pleasure boats and small cruise ships berthed there, waiting to take people on some night time cruises.

Danube Canal, Vienna

Cruising on the Canal

Visit Narami for more Tuesday photos

Wordless Wednesday : My Little Black Hen!

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Color Your World : Indigo

 

Lighthouse window

This old indigo window in a lighthouse looks out on a calm indigo sea at the Old Head, Kinsale.

Linked to Jennifer’s Color Your World

 

Color Your World: Green Yellow

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The sheep doesn’t care if the grass is green, or yellow, it all tastes good!

 

Linked to Color Your World

Waiting till the Cows come Home

 

Cows in Ireland

Cows in Ireland

There are so many different breeds of cows, black, white, brown and a combination of all these colours.   I particularly like the spotted cows below, a special breed found in Zimbabwe and South Africa called the Nguni.

Nguni cattle

Nguni cattle

Linked to Cate’s Six Word Saturday

Vibrant : Weekly Photo Challenge

This is my ‘Vibrant‘ entry, my grand daughter, Caitlin, having fun in the Norwegian snow, all wrapped up in her winter colours, falling down, getting up again, falling down again, and getting covered in snow, and loving it all!

having fun in the snow

having fun in the snow

Meet and Greet Weekend @ DBDO: 1/29/16

Let’s Meet and Greet with Dray from Dream Big, Dream Often

Dream Big, Dream Often

dream-big image credit: the love shop

It’s the Meet and Greet weekend at Dream Big!!  I hope everyone’s January has been productive!  Hard to believe it is almost February!

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!  The more people that see and participate in the MnG, the more potential new followers!  So, share, share share!
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags.
  4. Feel free to leave your link multiple times each day!  It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want.  It is up to you!

  5. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

Now that all the rules…

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Don’t forget to write your Christmas letter…..

Harrods at Heathrow

Harrods at Heathrow

 

To writers and my readers… I’m looking for your help please.

Any advice for Tric on publishing?

My thoughts on a page.

Okay, deep breath.

It’s not easy to write this without a glass of wine in me but I’m going to (and hope I then press publish). Over a year ago a blog buddy of mine, Duncan,from Madhatters, suggested I put some of my posts together and publish a small ebook for Christmas. He said he would buy it, so that’s one sold anyway. At the time I felt it was way out of my depth and I did nothing.

However a year or more has passed and I’m beginning to wonder if I could. My reasons for doing so are: 1. To learn about the process of self publishing, without putting a precious book I may write some day into the future at risk, and 2. The enjoyment of editing old posts and gathering them together under different titles; possibly parenting, humour, inspiration and stories.

My problem is… where do…

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