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 – Derry Again

I’m still in Derry for this week’s Thursday Doors and this was as high as I could go in the Tower Museum. The view from the rooftop is wonderful, with the River Foyle cutting through the city in the background. … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Secret Cargo

These Thursday Doors lead into the Tower museum in Derry, Northern Ireland. The Laurentic exhibition is on there at the moment and my granddaughter had just been on a school trip to see it. It must have been interesting if … Continue reading

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Photo Challenge – Reflecting

The Erne River in County Cavan, Ireland. In response to WordPress Daily Post photo challenge: Reflecting.

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Thursday Doors – Derry

In March we paid a visit to our family in Derry, Northern Ireland, and this time I made sure I took some photos of the Guildhall. The construction of this beautiful building began in 1887 and it opened in July 1890. It … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors from Virginia

No, I haven’t taken a flight to America for this week’s Thursday Doors, unlike Virginia in the US, this town in county Cavan is a wee bit smaller. It does have nice red doors, though, and some lovely arches. That … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors and Nova Scotia

Why am I posting an image of trees on this week’s Thursday Doors? If you look closely, you’ll see strange decorations on some of those trunks. These are ‘fairy’ doors, placed there by some children, a practice that has been … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

At the bottom of this very nondescript lane you’ll see an old stone arch and as this is a Thursday Doors post, I’ve taken photographs of a couple of doors on my way through the lane. There’s even a few … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Remembering Titanic

  This weekend marks the 105th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and as I live only a short drive from where the ill-fated ship set sail for America (which took place on a Thursday from Cobh, County Cork) it’s only … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

Continuing on from last week’s Thursday Doors in Dublin, I have a question for you. What do vampires and Stephen’s Green have in common? Why should I be reminded of something that scared the life out of me in my … Continue reading

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The Beauty of County Cork

I just had to share this video of the county I live in. It was posted online by Cork County Council and if you’ve been following my blog you might recognize some of the places featured, ‘Stone Mad’ in Kinsale … Continue reading

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