It’s been a while since I’ve been online or in contact. All is well , as you have seen on previous blog from Noel about Sao Paulo , we are back on the road and are travelling adhoc around South and Central America .

Since my last post in Lisbon, we attended Robyn and Nicky’s wedding in Ericea, Portugul . This was one of the best set ups for a wedding I have experienced . Location alone was beautiful and service and party was brilliant . Just look at the photos of the location(photo section) . Beautiful fishing village , and the wedding was held at a winery with its own private chapel .

Post Lunch withMarie & Jenny Candy in Dublin was less stressful on the liver as the week in Portugal.

I then moved on to visit my good friends Maarten and Jennifer in Amsterdam ,with my brother Patrick we stayed at their beautiful house next to the Rijs museum , weather was great , we enjoyed a great weekend.

Maarten laid on a farewell BBQ all preparations arranged by Jennifer &her trusty assistants …. Thank you guys once again for having us at your home , see you in Tainan for the New Year.

Ireland was fantastic , no better place to be when the weather is good , record temperatures this year at home , originally we had planned just over 3 weeks at home but ended up over two months . Goodto catch up with old friends as well as spending time home with family . Great boat trips on the river Shannon with Edward and Patrick , visits to Mary and Alan and Adam and Keela at Greystones , and also attending my brother Michaels retirement party from the Gardai with his family in Dublin.

Bbqs at Chris and Maureen house were special , always a highlight to meet up with my old friends Chris ,Christy , Maureen and Frank who I know since I started work in the hospitality business , in the late eighties ! Time flies.

Lest not forget the turf cutting in Drumlosh ,under carful supervision of a delighted mother !

Next post will be on Buenos Aires .
Below picture some of the Duffy,s Kate , Patrick ,James and Hanna …..on the river Shannon .
The Duffys

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