19 March 2016

Somewhere

Can you guess where Shirley and I are now holidaying for five days? Somewhere we have never been before. Here are two clues.

1) This is a picture I took when the sun broke through this afternoon:-
2) And this is a curious symbol, commonly associated with this place:-

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  1. I have absolutely no idea....I wish I did...but I don't. I guess it's not unexpected. :)

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    1. Well, thanks to you I've spent the better part of the evening looking at islands & castles. (Fascinating, of course.) Then I got smarter and looked up the symbol. How fitting to visit there during St Patrick's Day week!

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    2. Hahahaha! I did similar, Hiulltophomesteader! :)

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    3. May I call you girls? You girls are very cunning! Like vixens.

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    4. You can call us anytime, Yorkie! ;)

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    5. Well, what else would you call us? Certainly not guys ;-)

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  3. I do!! And I didn't cheat; it's a stopover on the way to Ireland (sort-of) and one of my very favourit places, which I visited in the depths of winter and was nearly blown off my feet several times.
    However I have to say I can't place the exact location of the photograph - not as clever as I might like to think I am!

    Ms Soup

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    1. I am surprised that you didn't see the little islet with the refuge on it Alphie. It's one of the most photogenic svcenes there.

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  4. That's where it all started to go wrong..The site of the first parliament in the UK.

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    1. I never realised it was the first parliament. Trouble is that loose cannon like you need guidance Adrian and government provides that - like a shepherd caring for its flock.
      (Blue touchpaper now fizzing)

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    2. I think Iceland had the first in the world but I may have dreamt that.
      Empires were ruled by Emperors, Kingdoms by Kings. So what is our country ruled by?

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    3. Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall?

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  5. Man oh, man!!!!!!!

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    1. Drat! Adrian gave the game away.

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  6. I think you might see a cat with no tail there........

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    1. I haven't seen one yet but I will keep looking Libby.

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  7. I have friends there so easy for me.

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    1. You are too clever anyway Mrs Weaver with your ability in composing challenging quizzes.

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  8. Enjoy your holiday, and be sure and treat your wife like a queen...it's almost her birthday, after all!

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    1. Like a Queen? I would have to ask Gregg for advice about that!

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  9. No, we've never visited the Isle of Man. Possibly not the first place that springs to mind, if you live south of Sheffield. Hope you are enjoying the change of scene.

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    1. It has been delightful so far and we have been lucky with the weather too. Come on over CG. I will buy you a pint of Manx Bitter.

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  10. Interestingly, in ancient times a similar symbol was used on Sicily. It was to symbolize "Trinacria", a different name for Sicily meaning "Three mountains" (or three mountain ranges), referring to the island's roughly triangular shape.
    I've often seen it on Sicily printed on the cards for a favourite card game typically played there by the (not only elderly) men whiling away the hours at the coffee bars while their wives clean and cook and wash.

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