Thursday, January 28, 2010

Happy Birthday to Alison

Happy Birthday to nurse Alison. January 29th.

The Things I See When I'm Driving Round Ireland.

The first photo is the old bridge at Flavans. Kiltymacthomas, Co. Waterford where they make the famous porridge. I was collecting porridge. It's a beautiful part of Ireland......

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Hi Deirdre

I just noticed that deirdre has joined the blog. Please let us know how you are, and how your family is. Would love to hear from you

Waddell Family Crest

This is the Waddell famlly crest. I will leave it up here for a while so that anyone who wants it can download it. I have added it to the banner but it is still a work in progress and I will get it right eventually.

Anne's Summer Cottage In Maine.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Eileen's Birthday

Sean and Jess

NYC 12/2009/

Maine Snow

Even with all of this snow, we still have time for a barbecue.

'Memba Her?

Mam And The Girls

I don't think this one was ever posted. It is marked ' Mam and the girls Christmas 90's. It is great photo. We need one of the boys now.

Clerys 1962

Very first job in this industry. I don't even know if this restaurant still exists. It was my introduction to the Hotel and Restaurant business. The bottom photo is the original of course. I think I got it from the supreme archivist Mr. Paul D. Walsh. I think I was about siteen here. More anon.

Eileen Training For A Visit To Oregon.

A great big Happy Birthday to Holly who's a big 7 today

Nanny & Gaga

Dad And His Brother Peter

I don't know if this has been posted before. I just found it. Anyone have any info?

Friday, January 15, 2010

A Few Blasts From The Past

The chaps chair in his house in Seattle in better times.

The chap doing what he loves to do most in the world in better days. This was in the polo grounds in Indio in the Palm Springs area. A quiet late afternoon on a horse called Penelope, a thourougbred who came off the racetrack. Note the long shadows for the time of day. I think the San Bernadino Mountains are in the background. A majestic time.

Cathy during a tour of the Chateaux of the Loire Valley in France. We had a wonderful time those two days. We visited Chenonceaux, Amboise and I think Chambord as well as a wine cellar. Late 70's. Seems like yesterday.

Colin when he came to Seattle to eat me out of house and home and not gain an ounce himself.

Cathy and J in Alexandria Egypt whereby hangs a long and intriguing tale starting at the train station in Cairo. This would have been in the mid 70's.

The chap in freckles and red beard before the hair turned grey and the freckles gathered together to form liver spots.

Photo Of Pele In Brazil '79

Pele came to Salvador Bahia in '79. He was being interviewed and he let me take some photos of him during the interview.

Terry L'Artiste

A young and handsome Terry sketching in the flat on Queen's Drive in London in the sixties. Too bad he doesn't do it anymore, he was very good at it.

Boxer Puppies Going To Sleep.

I don't like to put too many links on this blog but this one is just too cute to pass up. I saw it about a year ago and I go back to watch it from time to time. It always makes me smile.
I will be curious to see the comments.

Graham's Birthday Tomorrow

37 years old. Happy birthday Graham.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Its Anita' s birthday today, 11th January

Have a very happy birthday Anita, lots of love, Mam & Dad xxx

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Donal Donnelly, Actor Who Nurtured Irish Roles, Dies at 78

I didn't know that Donal Donnelly just passed away. Here is the link in the NYT of his obituary. He was in The Godfather III and many other things. A very well known irish actor.


Abbie with mam and snowman
Lucy our snowwoman
Felix our snowman
Its snowing.....

Friday, January 08, 2010

Life InThe Park

Sadly life seems to revolve around walks in the park with Dudley these days. The top picture is of an Irish Wolfhound I came across last summer. I don't think I have ever posted it. I love these huge gentle dogs and hope to have one one day. On top is King Duds resting today between runs for the ball that he never lets out of his sight. The bottom two pictures are of the mist slowly rolling in this late afternoon and early evening.

All of these shots were taken with the Leica and I particularly like the colour saturation in the photo of Dudley.

Happy 11th Birthday Rebecca..Jan 9th.

Happy birthday to Rebecca Lynda's youngest child.

Happy Birthday Elvis...... 75 today.. UH-HUH-HUH.. Yeah-Yeah