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Game of Thrones filming location at Larrybane

Game of Thrones filming locations – Northern Ireland

For almost ten years, the worldwide cultural phenomenon that is HBO Game of Thrones has called Northern Ireland and its spectacular landscapes its home. The dramatic coastlines, foreboding mountains and ageless forests have formed the perfect backdrop for the fantasy world of the show. Why not become part of the fantasy and follow me in finding the filming locations used in the series?

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Game of Thrones In Northern Ireland

Ever since visiting the city of Dubrovnik in Croatia for the filming locations used in The Game of Thrones. I have always wanted to visit Northern Ireland. You could say I’m a Tyrion Lannister, The Red Priestess and The Hound fan. Read more

Beaghmore Neolithic settlements

Beaghmore, Neolithic settlement in Northern Ireland, is considered one of the largest in the country. The Neolithic village has stone circles, cairns, standing stones, stone rows, and a henge. This site is one of the largest and most crucial stone circle complexes in Northern Ireland. Read more

An Dún Mór (Doonmore)

I stumbled on An Dún Mór (Great Fort) at Fairhead, Northern Ireland quite by chance today, whilst out walking. From a distance, the hillfort of An Dún Mór is quite imposing and must have been quite a well-defended fortress. Using the natural landscape to its advantage, it’s spectacularly situated on a basalt volcanic outcrop, with extensive views across the Ballycastle bay area.

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St Peter and St Paul church, Church Warsop, Nottinghamshire

St Peter and St Paul church at Church Warsop, Nottinghamshire, has been providing spiritual aid for those who have been involved in farming, limestone quarrying, coal mining, and other industries for about 1,000 years. I happen to drive past this church quite by accident and what a lovely building it is. 

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Greek mythology story of Narcissus

This blog was inspired by David McNeil poem about Greek mythology of Narcissus. I wanted to know more about the Greek mythology story and how this is very appropriate to many in today’s society. Read more

Matthew Hedges, university student or spy?

I’ve been following the case of Matthew Hedges, the Durham PhD student who was jailed for life in the United Arab Emirates. With all the newspapers in the world covering the story,  yet I still have my doubts about his innocence.

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Istrain Kažun, Derbyshire

Istrain Kažun

The strange dry stone shelter located on the Tissington trail near Parsley Hay, Peak District of Derbyshire with it’s corbelled roof (also referred to as a hidden or false doom), is a traditional building in the Istrain Penninsula of north west Croatia.

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Plato

Ecology in Ancient Greece

Before beginning my research on ancient environmentalists, I wondered who actually invented the term Ecology? As you know I love to research and found out it was in 1866 when German biologist Ernst von Heckel used the term Ecology and wrote it in the book of Generelle Morphologie der Organismen. He applied the term oekologie to the “relation of the animal both to its organic as well as its inorganic environment.” The word comes from the Greek oikos, meaning “household,” “home,” or “place to live.”, as stated in the encyclopaedia Britannica.

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David Hockney - A Bigger Picture

David Hockney

David Hockney was born in 1937 in Bradford UK, a multi-talented artist who is unclassifiable and regularly changing style, even technique. “I am an artist who does not fall into any category; the art world never knows where to put me.”  Read more

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