Author Archives: Jean Reinhardt

About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.

Thursday Doors – Road Trip

For this week’s Thursday Doors I have a few drive by shots taken on a recent road trip. Of course, it was the stonework in this first one that caught my eye. The next one was taken as we sped … Continue reading

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The Last Moments of The Lusitania – Jean Reinhardt

Today is the 104th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania. Here is a link to a post I blogged a few years ago about this tragic event.

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Thursday Doors – Spring Fever

Thursday Doors this week has a touch of Spring Fever about it. Sorry if you’re not into nature but I couldn’t resist capturing all the new life that emerges at this time of year. So, as this is supposed to … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – From Afar

All my Thursday Doors this week have been captured from a distance but to make up for that, the scenery is fantastic. The first property is Runkerry House on the Antrim Coast in the north of Ireland. Here’s a zoomed-in … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Cottage Names

Last year I shared a Thursday Doors post that featured a lovely old cottage my daughter and son-in-law were hoping to refurbish as a holiday rental. They are trying to come up with a good name for the cottage. If … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Bon Voyage

This will be the last of Thursday Doors from Derry for a while and as it has a seaport with a long history, I thought it would be nice to give you a brief glimpse into its interesting past. But … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – More From Derry

Some more night photos from Derry City for this week’s Thursday Doors. I’ve featured this building before but in daylight and the door is actually a vibrant fire engine red colour. I love how metallic and coppery it looks in … Continue reading

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Hunger’s Walk – Doolough 1849

Last year I shared a post on Facebook about the Doolough famine walk and one of my readers suggested I write a book about it. I haven’t written the full book yet but did manage a short story (Hunger’s Walk) … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Derry City by Night

I’ve featured Derry City before on Thursday Doors but most of the photographs posted were taken during the daytime. These were taken on an evening stroll along the waterfront. If you look closely at this first one, you’ll see a … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

If you like history, especially social history, then you would love a visit to the County Tyrone village of Sion Mills and if you can’t travel there yourself, I’ll be doing a Thursday Doors post about it at a later … Continue reading

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