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02 August 2013 @ 09:14 pm
Vonnie's Ireland  
Yup, I'm still doing Vonnie's Ireland hehehe. This time I will be bringing you to where I live, my park. These are the places I see everday. My house (Obviously lol) and the surrounding area's of it. Out the front and back and just round the corners. I hope you'll enjoy this little trip with me. I had so much fun out today taking all these pics for this post.

We will start the post with my babies, Princess Charlie, Princess Billie and His Royal Highness, Milo lol.

By the way, this post took me most of the day to do,seriously. I really enjoyed doing it. Pop in and have peak at what I posted :)

My Park Twenty photo park26_zps4cb2484b.jpg

Charlie...Shes a bit grumpy today,
I couldn't get her to participate and look up at me,sorry :(

My Park Twenty-Eight photo DSC01739-Copy_zpsd89ee527.jpg

Billie...I couldn't find her when I was
taking pics today so this is one taken
a few weeks ago :)

My Park Twenty-Five photo park25_zpsf660b469.jpg

And here is Milo...He's so like Charlie in alot of ways
it's uncanny lol. Of all our babies, I think he's
the most spoilt.

My Park Twenty-one photo park21_zpsdc7d1e8f.jpg

First of all, we are at the side of my eldest
sister Madge's house. These steps are newly put in
(about five years ago) and it used to have very
narrow steps that were horrible. As a child we
used to play on the bars beside them.

My Park Twenty-Two photo park22_zps3f584694.jpg

Here we have our block of houses
(I live in the second one)
and Madge lives at the first.
Sorry for the black dots, my family
didn't want to be in my post.

My Park Twenty-Three photo park24_zps13f8a6eb.jpg

This is my front garden, it used to be
all grass until the park renovations about
five years ago.

My Park Twenty-Four photo park27_zps79a0492d.jpg

Above is our local shop,I go here
almost everyday to get things I need
(like I told you in my last post,I seldom
go to town)this is just down a small
black foot-path,less than a minute from
my house.

I confess, this photo is from
google images because I didn't
need to go there today ;)

My Park Twenty-Six photo park23_zps4a8c4f21.jpg

Lol, that's my dad sitting on the door step
drinking his tea,he asked not to be shown.
That's my house in case you didn't know lol.
The first house is Madge's.

My Park Eleven photo park18_zps7820741f.jpg

This is the side of Madge's house
from a different angle. I still
can't get over how different the park
looks these days. It really was a dump
when I was growing up here.

My Park Twelve photo park19_zps85e55dc2.jpg

Where you are looking at now
is the centre garden. Years ago
when I was growing up those trees
were just grass. We called it a field
and used to play in it. Really it was
a swamp lol. We always came home dirty.
Those were the days :)

My Park Thirteen photo park17_zps786a06dd.jpg

That white building you see,
is the Macca-Resourse centre run by my dad.
I remember as a child he used to work from
a house up the park with many others
to get money for this building.

It's called a community centre really
but it's name is Macca (Mullaghmore And CastleView
Community Association)
Many things for the communityis done there
and it holds lots of activities
(Including Karate and Circut training) it
also does courses too.

Ps, the grey sky is not an uncommon
sight in my town and country lol

My Park Fourteen photo park16_zps3695930e.jpg

This is to the right as I come
out of my park :)

My Park Twenty-Seven photo park13_zps0fc6221c.jpg

I have never seen a bush or plant
or whatever it's called, like this before.
It's in the front garden of the B&B beside my house
at the bottom of the road.

My Park Fithteen photo park20_zpsc6523ba2.jpg

This photo was taken standing
at the side of Madges house. I promise
in spring it looks so much better than this.
It used to be a big thick road where
people parked their cars.

My Park Sixteen photo park14_zps5def538e.jpg

This was taken outside Kelly's Antiques
(Mullaghmore House/B&B)
The first entry to the right
is the entrance to my park :)

My Park Seventeen photo park11_zps14bf301b.jpg

This is the sign for the B&B
beside my house (Mullaghmore House)
It's got a few names this place. Mullaghmore House,
Kelly's Antiques/Garden center. We just call it
Kelly's Antiques,or I do at least lol.

My Park Eighteen photo park12_zps73d17408.jpg

This is the entrance into Kelly's Antiques,
I love the pillers :)

My Park Nineteen photo park15_zpsd9abba54.jpg

This is the bust stop, across from
the entrance into my park :)

My Park Five photo park7_zps9919a1d7.jpg

This is the black foot path to the shops
(Remember I told you it's about a one minute
walk from my house)

My Park Six photo park8_zpsc199c926.jpg

A different angle to
the entrance into my park. I want to say
that the stone wall you see is the wall
that goes around Kelly's Antiques :)

My Park Seven photo park9_zps606515e1.jpg

I have been looking forward to this bit lol,
This is Kelly's Antiques/Mulaghmore House bla bla
from the front.

This house boy's and girls, is the house that
one Sam Niell was born in. If you don't know
who this actor is you can google him. I only
really like him in The Tudors. But he is
a great actor. His parents lived here briefly.

My Park Eight photo park6_zpsd8502e7f.jpg

Our block of houses,mine is the second house,
you can make my dad out a bit,he's sitting on
the door step. Say hi to Seamus lol.

My Park Nine photo park10_zpsfb079e15.jpg

Oh here we go, this is the sign
Kelly's Antiques has. It was always known as
Kelly's Antiques when I was growing up, don't
blame me if they call themselves something else now lol.

My Park Three photo park5_zpsd0989918.jpg

This is known as the Mullaghmore Murial
(I hope I spelt that correctly) and two
summers ago alot of the youngsters painted
what an artist drew for them (or they helped him paint
it, anyway) It was a great time. You could
really feel how happy it made them all.

It's located at the left handside
of my house :)

My Park Ten photo park1_zps6ba99cc9.jpg

This is the MACCA centre from the back.

My Park One photo park2_zps01b23d1d.jpg

This is the garden center directly
behind the center.

My Park Four photo park3_zpsa9fb2740.jpg

This is inside one of the green houses in the garden
center. Many people round my park buy thier veg from here
that people with disabilities come to the center on
schemes to plant. It's a great place.


Wow, I think we have went almost everywhere around here
lol. It took me almost all day to take pics,upload them onto
photobucket and shrink them, and make this post. Inbetween
doing this I have had dinner, many cups of coffee and went
for my walk lol. I never had so much fun doing a post. I
really enjoyed making this post for you all.

More personal than any post I have ever made I admit,
but my next post which will be tomorrow I hope,will be
around my house (I just have to make sure it's super tidy
first lol) so I'm looking forward to sharing that.

Blessings from Ireland - Yvonne xx
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techgirl_on_ijtechgirl_on_ij on August 2nd, 2013 08:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing this with us! I'm having so much fun following you around.

Love your exhausted Brian mood icon:)
Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on August 2nd, 2013 08:36 pm (UTC)
Hi Tech,

*Hugs you*

I had so much fun doing this post, I really did. I guess the purpose behind these posts is to try and let you all know me more better than you all do.

There are a few more types of things I want to do as well, like tomorrow I hope to give you all a tour inside my home. I also want to post about Cong in Co Mayo, Ireland too. That is where my new story for the summer challenge over on MW is based in. It may not get finished on time at this rate but I'm having so much fun writing it :)

Thank you so much for reading these posts,it means alot to me :)

Irish Blessings - Yvonne xx
shadownycshadownyc on August 2nd, 2013 09:14 pm (UTC)
I love this walk through your life. The pics are great, especially the ones of your babies. :)
Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on August 3rd, 2013 12:59 pm (UTC)
The baby pics are great,aren't they? lol. Charlie would not look up at me at all,she was very stubborn yesterday for some reason.

I really enjoyed making this post alot,it gave me a sense of letting everyoneone on here know me better,I guess.

I'm so happy you came in to see it,Carolyn :)

Huge Hugs - Yvonne xx
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Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on August 3rd, 2013 01:06 pm (UTC)
My neighbourhood used to be one of the worst in im my town, until the last ten years.

We had all sorts here.

But now everyone is just so lovely, and respectful.

Except the youngsters can be cheeky sometimes,but if you contact their family they get them to apologise and things are quiet again.

That hardly ever happens to be honest.

The community center is a blessing, it takes children from the surrounding parks to summer schemes and they have youth clubs weekly.

There is so much for the children round here to do these days than what there was when I was growing up.

That's probably one of the reasons why this park was a big dump back then lol.

Thanks for coming in to see my park photo's hon :)

Huge Hugs - Yvonne xx
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Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on August 3rd, 2013 05:09 pm (UTC)
later2nite: 107 dancelater2nite on August 2nd, 2013 10:29 pm (UTC)
Another great post! Thanks for sharing a peek into your life. ♥
Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on August 3rd, 2013 01:12 pm (UTC)
Hi Linda,

Thanks for coming in to see my park photo's,I had so much fun making this post :)

I love sharing my life with you all on here, we are all friends and I think you should know me on a deeper level really.

This was not always a pretty place, if I get photo's of the park from before the renovations when it was a real dump, I will post those some time.

My dad said the center might have some in the folder of the time the renovations were taking place.

He'll look for me some time.

I really can't get over that gorgeous plant,it's known as ornamentle grass (info from the very beautiful fansee) and I want one for my back garden lol.

Anyway, I'm off to tidy round so I can take pics of my house inside for my next post :)

Pop in and have a look if you like :)

Much Love - Yvonne xxx
FanSeefansee on August 3rd, 2013 04:51 am (UTC)
Your Ireland
What a perfect post! Exactly what I wanted to see: all around where you live.

I thought your house would be quainter - less modern - but to tell the truth there are quainter houses here on my block. Mine is not quaint, having been built at the end of the 70's (1978, 1979 - not sure exactly).
House photo House.jpg

That's my steps, my red door, and my living room window. That is not my carport and not my car; they belong to the people who live behind me.

It's good that you have somewhere convenient to shop. I too go to get groceries almost everyday, and my market is only a little further than yours: maybe three minutes away (but I'm a slow walker).

The plant that you didn't recognize is an ornamental grass. I love them, and now I'm thinking maybe I could plant some in my back yard. Hmmm.

Looking forward to peeking into all the corners of your house next. FanSee
Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on August 3rd, 2013 01:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Your Ireland
If you wanted to see that sooner, all you had to do was ask lol *Hugs you*

I honestly have no idea when my house was built,but we are here at least 30 years (or my folks are but they live in Co Rosscommon now,supposedly when they actually do go home lol)

I think I'll do a Co Rosscommon post too some time.

Your house looks really lovely and I bet Debbie (qaf) would love that door alot!

Thanks for looking at my post hon,hope to have the next one done this evening :)

Huge Hugs - Yvonne xx

guavejuice: 511kissguavejuice on August 3rd, 2013 05:09 am (UTC)
YAY! Thank you for taking the time to do another brilliant update, my darling! It's such a great way to share your life.
I LOVE the area you live in. It reminds me of when I used to travel to certain places in the UK by train staring at those small towns and lovely houses wondering who lives there. I LOVE Sam Neil, btw! that house looks like a certain country house we all know and love (and wish we lived in... ) don't you agree? ;)
I love those stone walls. It's so... Far and Away (that Irish movie *sigh* )
I love Graffiti (painting on walls ). It's really an art form, imo.
awww... little Justin (aka Milo ) is all grown up *squee*
Can't wait for part 3
*hugs you tight*
p.s May I ask what camera were you using? the pics are really great.

Edited at 2013-08-03 05:11 am (UTC)
Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on August 3rd, 2013 02:00 pm (UTC)
*Brings you in and gives you tea and cookies*

Hi darling,

Thanks so much for coming in to see this post,it really means alot to me that you did that :)

I guess I just want to share everything about myself with you all so you can all know everything there is to about me.

It was so much fun taking these pics yesterday, and doing this podt. I have to admit it took most of the day but it really was worth it, I love the end result alot.

Yep,this is where I played as a child too, it was a dump back then though.

It was only in the last five years that the park got renovated. I am cyurrently trying to get old park photo's from the center when me dad has time to look for them,but I might search google images or google maps maybe.

My next post is my house inside,but I am paying a company to have it cleaned first lol.

I hope you'll check that out too :)

The camera is Sony.

Sam Niell is very good in The Tudors, that's all I saw him in. I know he's in something about dinosuars or something,but I haven't watched that.

Milo is very loving and happy so he is, hes only grumpy if you don't rub behind his ears when you are seeing him for the first time each day, not sure who got him into that habbit lol.

Charlie is grumpy most days, we don't actually know why that is. But today she's in great form and very playful. She actually looked up when I took a pic of of her for my next post. It's so cute :)

Have a great weekend darling,I'm gonna try my hardest to get my story completed.

Love and hugs - Yvonne xx
Bigdogz09bigdogz09 on August 3rd, 2013 01:31 pm (UTC)
You're not just showing us a glimpse of your life, you're showing us in a very lovely and moving way. The background stories, the before-after shots, and various references make this more than a blog entry. From Ireland through Vonnie's eyes, we're getting to know Vonnie. And, it's being a piece of art - I love how your "camera eye" sees things. There's style and panache coming through.

You are so brave to open up and share with us as you are doing. Thank you so much, and it's a pleasure getting to know you.

All the best,


Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on August 3rd, 2013 02:08 pm (UTC)
Hi Laura,

I think one of my strong points is I don't do things by half,I never did. I have always been an all or nothing lass :)

I'm so happy you and everyone else are reading these posts. I am thinking about doing a few more. My next one is pics of inside my house (I have already taken quite a few today) and then I want to do my Cong post for my B/J story too.

I also want to do a poat about my parents cottage in Co Rosscommon and the surrounding areas there. And places of interest in Ireland as a whole.

There's so many idea's floating round my head right now lol. I'm having a great time doing all this!!

I know the park looks nice now but before the renovations it really was a dump. I'm searching for before shots of it on google images and google maps (they often have the park in an unruly state on there lol) and me dad is searching the center for pics too.

I really am having alot of fun with this.

Thank you so much for reading and commenting darling *Hugs you tight*

Irish Blessings - Yvonne xx
Lynspike7451 on August 3rd, 2013 01:46 pm (UTC)
I loved this post. You put a lot of work into it. It was fun looking at your neighbourhood Vonnie.

Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on August 3rd, 2013 02:15 pm (UTC)
Hi Lyn,

I hope you are doing well, my friend :)

Yea, I can't believe how much fun all these posts about my private life are. I really love making them and sharing things about me like this. I guess I just want everyone to know me better.

This post was alot of work but I enjoyed taking all the photo's yesterday and having folks look at me in the street like I was growing a second head lol, or making comments. That was fun too lol.

I am getting more photo's today, in fact I have them all done except for my bedroom which needs to be tidied first.

I hope you'll pop in for that post too :)

I'm also planning more posts like this in the next few days. I'm going to Cong, Co Mayo Ireland, and Co Rosscommon, Ireland, then places of interest in Ireland and bringing you all with me lol, I am going to have so much fun with this :)

Much Love - Yvonne xx
Lynspike7451 on August 4th, 2013 11:25 am (UTC)
Looking forward to more photos. :)
Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on August 4th, 2013 03:10 pm (UTC)
*Hugs* More later today :)
mitakaymitakay on August 3rd, 2013 09:31 pm (UTC)
What a great post! Thanks so much for sharing your home & community with us, I really enjoyed all the photos. :) it looks like a lovely place.
Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on August 4th, 2013 03:12 pm (UTC)
Hi Terri,

Thank you so much for stopping in to see my post.

I had so much fun taking these pics and makijng this post. It took me most of the day lol.

It was fun anyway and I'm so happy you liked it,thank you :)

Huge Hugs ~ Yvonne xx