Author Archives: nor4h

About nor4h

Thoughtful writer and blogger

A Theme Park for Northern Ireland

It was on a visit to Paris some years ago that the inspiration struck me. Parc Asterix was based around the story of Asterix the Gaul, which I had avidly consumed from the comic books as a child. At the … Continue reading

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Family stories or People Watching

Researching my family tree takes me in all sorts of directions. The people I know well and those who are close to them is the easy bit. Most families have members who know a little bit about other people to … Continue reading

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A gradual farewell

After Paul moved to his last care home, I realised he would not remember things I told him. However, he still seemed to enjoy reading in small bursts, so I wrote him a letter that he could read as often … Continue reading

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Letter to my grand-daughter

Hi Immy Happy 8th birthday!!! Are you having snow in London this week? We have had quite a lot this year. One day I could not go out in my car 🚙 as I live up a hill and I … Continue reading

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Loving Ireland

This morning, in the wake of ongoing Brexit talk, I cried for Ireland. The tears came spontaneously after listening to ‘On your farm’ on BBC Radio 4, with Sarah Swadling … visiting Clare Island on the west coast off County … Continue reading

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Fear ends all reasoning. Throughout my life I have self-checked what drives me or holds me back, and the possibilities that occur to me are love, safety, learning, and access to ways to move forward. Love is inbred in us … Continue reading

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Bucket List

Newfoundland Isle of Man Wimbledon return to France: le Chambon-sur-Lignon, Haute Loire Ballina and Pirate Island (Clare Island) Vancouver, BC Canada Completed: Egypt 2007? Alice Springs 2008? Canada 2013 Iceland 2018 Tunisia  

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