46 thoughts on “Where I Once Was

    • 🙂 Thank you MDMark. That made me smile. I will. And it feels good to know I can. The memory of it is gift enough. Knowing I can is gift enough. Knowing I can is gift enough. If I do or do not….it’s there. And that is great comfort.


  1. Colleen, I have always wanted to go to England, Ireland and Scotland. My father’s ancestors are mainly from that area, while I have my Mom’s family roots in Germany and Sweden. I have been to Spain and a short time in Portugal, due to speaking the language and the low cost of European travel in the 70’s. I hope to go see a part of the area of the world you were in once, while I hope you get a second chance to see it once again. It looks lovely and this could have been your Happy St. Patrick’s day post!
    So, Colleen, bonny lass, if I should get busy on Monday and not post a note to you: “Happy St. Patrick’s Day, may you have sun on your shoulder and find more than a ‘wee bit of luck’ the rest of the year! Smiles!


      • I was inspired by your words, your photos and your travels. I wrote a recent post about ‘places I have been,’ so everyone who reads my posts knows I don’t wish to be you. I am content with being me. I have traveled and may travel again. Sometimes I fear by appearing wistful or wishing to travel, that people may not know I have been far and wide, so just know. Colleen, you were part of my inspiration for my post, “No Apologies.” Hugs!


        • I think I am still going backwards. I think I read that before I read this. Or maybe I read this, then that, now I’m reading this where I can reply….. 🙂 I can’t remember! I’m honored to be thought of as any inspiration. I have traveled some myself and LOVE to hear of others travels. So I understand what you mean. No apologies, I fully get that!!! 🙂 Hugs returned!


  2. My mom grew up there. Thank you for leaving notes on her blog I am sure she would have liked that. Thank you for saying nice things about her.


    • You’re welcome Rachel. I can’t ever think of Ireland without thinking of her. I have her image seared in to my brain. The only image I saw of her. And it is fully her Irish speaking to me in that image. Thank you for taking the time to comment, this really means a lot to me. Your mom is someone very wonderful in heart. ❤


  3. I am of Italian and German decent but when I visited friends that live in Ireland, Howth to be exact I felt like I had arrived home. It was such a strange feeling but there it was and I felt so at home there. As we traveled around I felt like I been there before. Beautiful country and beautiful people. :o)


    • I felt that ‘coming home’ feeling each time I returned. And was left feeling home sick when I left. I know it is a common thing people say. But perhaps the commonness of it, is because it is so true.


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