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The photo is a south facing view of lovely Kinsale harbour which is one of the tourist mecca’s of Ireland, Kinsale  is a historic town nestled on the Atlantic ocean near the city of Cork in the southern end of Ireland.

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However Kinsale has more than one string to its bow and long being established as one of the top food gourmet places to eat in Ireland , it can also boast of many fashion house’s to cater for all tastes.

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Kinsale is one of the best locations in Ireland if your a sailing enthusiast,  as you exit the harbour you will have to sail past historic  Charles Fort and James Fort ,  these are iconic tourist attractions , however if the weather is unkind or your not in the mood for sailing, then, there are many great pubs and restaurants to pass away the time

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The stone building on the left is part of the James fort complex , the main part of the fort is located further in to the left

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This is the main road connecting the town center to the port of Kinsale, visitors to the town are always captivated by its beautiful surroundings ; its lengthy waterfront, yacht-filled harbour, plus the maze of winding streets and brightly painted craft shops and quaint old houses.

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Are You A Mosquito Magnet? Then You Must Read This!

Hand up who loves the summer months, I certainly do! The evenings are longer and with it comes a warmer climate but also some unwanted factor like those pesky mosquitoes.

If you are like me they adore my sweet skin and I mostly end up with red blotches for the bites instead of lovely bronze glow. Anyone else feeling my frustration? I’m forever wondering why I seem to attract them more so than the others in my company.

Well for those of you who are nodding this as you read you’ll be happy to hear there is, in fact, an answer as to why some of us are more prone than other to mozzie bites.

Not surprisingly, there isn’t just one factor that makes a person mosquito food, but rather, multiple factors.

Of course, there are multiple reasons why, some of why we can control and others, well it out of our hands.

Since mosquitoes are miniature bloodsuckers then your blood type is certainly the main factor.

All of you O Blood types will need to pay heed as a study of people in a controlled setting shows they are mostly attracted to your sweet blood.

Type O attracted significantly more of the little buggers than those with Type A as it is a universal donor, so perhaps that explains why mosquitoes are most attracted to it.

Most people secrete a chemical that signals our blood type which your body is throwing up signaling to the mosquitoes where to find you.

Eighty-three percent of those with Type O blood who secrete the chemical became a beacon for mosquitoes.

Unfortunealty there is no way of knowing if you’re a carrier of this chemical, you can probably just assume that you are if you are constantly attacked.

 Carbon dioxide also attracts them so if you breathe too much CO2, then you’re sending the bugs an open invite to come to bite you.

Lactic acid, uric acid, and body temperature are other factors they are attracted to, so if you’re a hot person by nature (we don’t mean by looks) you increase your chances of being bitten.

If you’re the sporty sort you’re elevating your body temperature and raising the amount of lactic acid produced increasing your chances even more.

Fear not, we are about list to factors you do have control over.

I’m sure some of you might agree there is nothing quite as refreshing as a cold beer on a hot sunny day, take note your beer could be making you more desirable to the mosquitoes.

Follwoing a study that was carreid out with a small group of people and it showed that after drinking one 12 ounce (350 ml) beer, people were more susceptible to bites.

It’s difficult to determine why, but if you’re going to knock back a cold beer outdoors you may want to stand close to a citronella candle.

If you tend to wear darker colors, you’re going to get bitten. Jonathan Day a professor of medical entomology at the University of Florida Vero Beach explains that mosquitoes are attracted to certain colors. Black, navy blue, and red are the biggest attractors.

Seemingly mosquitoes are very visual creatures, especially in the late afternoon so be careful of the colors you choose to wear.

Apparently: only female mosquitoes bite people. They are using the blood they collect not as food, but to get a protein they need to develop their eggs, Joseph Conlon explains, a medical entomologist and technical advisor to the American Mosquito Control Association.

Also if you’re pregnant you are also more likely to get bit as both your body temperature  increases and more carbon dioxide release.)

So there you go we’ve pretty much summed it up for you many reasons seem to be out of our control.

We may not be able to alter ourselves but perhaps we can try not to drink a beer while wearing a black tee shirt.

If these tips are helpful then please SHARE them with your friends and family that suffer from mosquito bites too.

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Moments Before He Passed Away, Billy Graham Had One Last Message Everybody Needs To Hear

Billy Graham is one of the most famous prolific and influential preachers that is still spreading the word of the Lord today. He passed away today at 99 years of age but he was still very passionate about speaking the truth as he knew it.

If you go all the way back to the 70’s he faces some terrible criticism and still continued preaching. But now he has outlived all of his haters and had continued to spread the word of the lord around America until today.

Now that his time is up he has compiled a last message for America before it is too late and you need to listen to it.

Right now Christianity is being persecuted.

Unless you are inside a church, speaking about God or Jesus is not really accepted in public places. They are trying to stop us spreading the word of the lord.

 

What about the devil? Fewer people than ever now believe that there is even a devil. But Billy Graham didn’t want to let the devil fool you.

Billy Graham’s message to American before he died was: BEWARE OF THE DEVIL BECAUSE THE DEVIL IS REAL.

In one of his most important ceremonies he said:

“But Satan really does exist – just as surely as God exists. And he isn’t just a vague, impersonal force; he is a real person – that is, he has a real personality. Just as you and I can think and make decisions and act, so Satan can think ad make decisions and act. The difference is that everything he does is evil – without exception – because he is totally opposed to God.”

Also backed up with Biblical statements.

Ephesians 6:12 says: “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm.”

Graham also added:

“The Bible says the most important fact you need to know about Satan, however, is that he is a defeated foe! By His death and resurrection Jesus Christ overcame all the powers of death and evil, and some day His victory will be complete. On whose side are you? Don’t turn your back on what Christ has done for you, but by faith put your life into His hands today.”

Do you believe his final words?

SHARE with your friends and family and spread the word.

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She Had 19 Kids In Her Class During The Florida School Massacre, She Saved Them With Quick Thinking

Melissa Falkowski is being praised as a hero after she hid over 19 students inside a closet while the Florida school shooting was happening.

Many students are now speaking out to thank her for her act of bravery and for keeping them safe during the time of chaos.

Emma Down said about Melissa: She is an amazing educator who deserves praise for what she did. “I had multiple panic attacks while locked in the closet with 19 other people for numerous hours”They spoke about how Melissa kept saying ” I won’t let anything happen to any of you guys “.

She was constantly checking to see if everyone was safe and constantly kept everyone calm.

Some of the kids even began posting on Twitter after the incident.

You can watch a video of Melissa speaking to news stations below
“As a society, you know, as Americans, we’re failing our children. We’re not keeping them safe, and Congress is failing us and the government is failing us and something has to be done.” – Florida teacher Melissa Falkowski

Melissa Falkowski, a teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, hid with 19 students in a closet during the shooting there, and all of them made it out safely.

She tells TODAY she put her own feelings aside to try to keep her students calm: “I just did my job.” She says that not talking about gun control after mass shootings “hasn’t gotten us anywhere” and adds “Congress is failing us, the government is failing us

Well done Melissa. This is a true sign of bravery. I am letting the world know about you.

Other Interesting facts you don’t know about her.

Melissa’s husband is also a teacher

She was awarded Browards 2016 journalism high school advisor of the year award.

Falkowski Is a Dedicated Liberal & Has Fought for Teacher’s Rights in the Past

Well done Melissa. You are a true hero.

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Beware Of This NEW Hotel Scam When You Are Checking Into Your Hotel

New hotel scam that you need to be aware of. Please take this very seriously as its a very simple scam.

This is one of the smartest scams I have heard about. You arrive at your hotel and check in at the front desk. Typically when checking in, you give the front desk your credit card (for any charges to your room) and they don’t retain the card. You go to your room and settle in. All is good. The hotel receives a call and the caller asks for (as an example) room 620 – which happens to be your room.

The phone rings in your room. You answer and the person on the other end says the following: ‘This is the front desk. When checking in, we came across a problem with your charge card information. Please re-read me your credit card numbers and verify the last 3 digits numbers at the reverse side of your charge card.’ Not thinking anything wrong, since the call seems to come from the front desk you oblige. But actually, it is a scam by someone calling from outside the hotel. They have asked for a random room number, then ask you for your credit card and address information.

They sound so professional, that you think you are talking to the front desk. If you ever encounter this scenario on your travels, tell the caller that you will be down to the front desk to clear up any problems. Then, go to the front desk or call directly and ask if there was a problem. If there was none, inform the manager of the hotel that someone tried toscam you of your credit card information, acting like a front desk employee.

This was sent by someone who has been duped…….. and is still cleaning up the mess. P.S. Please, consider spreading the word by forwarding this message. Who knows, you might just help someone avoid a nasty experience. All traveling often should be aware of this one!’

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She hears rumor about a dog who cries in the mountains at nightime – climbs up and makes discovery like no other

Animal lover, Trinity Smith from Colorado, USA was in two minds when she heard a rumour about a dog barking up on a nearby mountain.

Faced with the question, was there a poor despairing animal stuck on the mountain or could it just the sound of a coyote barking at night?

The mountain can be an unforgiving landscapecwhere there are no people or buildings. A domestic dog lost in such a desolate landscape would be at the mercy of nature and its wildlife.

However, weeks prior this a dog was reported missing in her local area. This fact alone gave Trinity the determination to go and see if the barking was in fact that very dog. Even though the chances of the dog surviving out there for that period of time was very slim.

Without further hesitation off up the moutains she set in search of a the dog.

It would was not long after arriving that she heard faint barks and realised that the runours were true, there was a dog lost up there somewhere. As she scaled the mountain the it clearly became evident the barks were coming from a dog. But the problem she now faced was how to establish where exactly the barks were coming from. They were coming from a distance away and it was tedious to pin point the exact location.

Hours passed as Trinity searched and searched for the misfortunate dog, but darkness had began to set in and Trinity knew the mountain was no place to be at night.

Knowing she had narrowed down her search area Trinity took off again the very next day to search. This time she took a companion, her friend Sean Nichols. For hours they searched, shouting at the top of their lungs for the dog but to their dismay received no reply.

Their spirits were beginning to drop and faith in now finding the animal was low. But then out of nowhere they heard a bark, it was near enough that they could direct themselves to its source. As they hurriedly rushed to where they had heard the bark they came upon sickly thin dog heaped next to a rock. The dog was in desperate need of help.

There is no doubt in Trinity and Sean’s mind that the dog would have soon died if they had not found it that fateful day.

When they found the owners of the dog they were shocked to hear it was 14 years old. The dogs name was Chloe and she was in fact the missing dog reported weeks ago. Chloe had got off her leash while out walking with her owners six weeks earlier. They had failed to find her that day and they themselves had searched everyday for several weeks.

Chloe had spent six week alone in the unforgiving landscape of the mountainside. When Sean and Trinity found her she weighed 26 pounds and was nothing but skin and bone. After the long trek back down off the mountain they posted to social media that they had located the dog that was barking at night high up in the mountain.

The owners who had all but lost hope for their beloved pets safe return found out a dog had been found. Without any hesitation they contacted Trinity to see if it was their beloved Chloe.

Chloe and Sean were heading to the pet store some dog food the very moment her owners had rang. They arranged to meet with the in the parking area outside the store. There were emotional scenes when Chloe was finally reunited with her owners.

Dogs as old as Chloe are not built to loose vast amounts of weight at their age. When a dog is that old it becomes harder for the body to recover. Amazingly Chloe showed major signs of improvement only days after being rescued. She really is one heck of a fighter and survivor.

Chloe has been getting regular visit from Trinity and Sean who are now her new besties. It will take a few more weeks before she is back to full health again but we are sure she will have many more happy years ahead of her. For a dog of her age to survive six weeks on a barren mountain alone truely is a remarkable achievement.

It is always great to see animal lovers go above and beyond to help a poor stricken animal. Hats off to Trinity and Sean, you are two remarkable young individuals. Please SHARE Chloe’s remarkable story and lets wish her a speedy recovery!

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Ariana Grande Offers This Amazing Gesture To The Families Of Those Killed In Manchester Attack.

Ariana Grande has reportedly offered to pay for the funerals of all the fans who were tragically killed in the Manchester terrorist attack at her concert on Monday night.

The 23-year-old singer was ‘broken’ after her show ended with the suicide bomber detonated a bomb at Manchester Arena, killing 22 people and leaving another 120 injured.

The arena was filled with fans, mostly under the age of 18, who have been left traumatised by the disgusting and cowardly attack.

Nine of the victims have been named so far, including eight-year-old Saffie Roussos and 15-year-old Olivia Campbell.

Ariana has suspended the rest of her Dangerous Woman world tour.

While the gesture has yet to be confirmed, strong rumours are gathering pace that the offer has been made. Her representatives have been contacted but have yet to comment.

Many fans reached out to the young singer who was obviously very affected by the atrocities of the day.

Our thoughts are with her, and all the family and friend of the victims at this painful time.

SHARE if you think this is an amazing gesture!

Source: UNILAD

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A FARM KID WRITES HOME AFTER JOINING THE MARINES – THIS IS PRICELESS

Here’s a little pick-me-up that will help you get through the day!

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From The Daily Headline:

DEAR MA AND PA:

I AM WELL. HOPE YOU ARE. TELL BROTHER WALT AND BROTHER ELMER THE MARINE CORPS BEATS WORKING FOR OLD MAN MINCH BY A MILE. TELL THEM TO JOIN UP QUICK BEFORE ALL OF THE PLACES ARE FILLED.

I WAS RESTLESS AT FIRST BECAUSE YOU GET TO STAY IN BED TILL NEARLY 6 A.M. BUT I AM GETTING SO I LIKE TO SLEEP LATE. TELL WALT AND ELMER ALL YOU DO BEFORE BREAKFAST IS SMOOTH YOUR COT, AND SHINE SOME THINGS. NO HOGS TO SLOP, FEED TO PITCH, MASH TO MIX, WOOD TO SPLIT, FIRE TO LAY. PRACTICALLY NOTHING.

MEN GOT TO SHAVE BUT IT IS NOT SO BAD, THERE’S WARM WATER. BREAKFAST IS STRONG ON TRIMMINGS LIKE FRUIT JUICE, CEREAL, EGGS, BACON, ETC., BUT KIND OF WEAK ON CHOPS, POTATOES, HAM, STEAK, FRIED EGGPLANT, PIE AND OTHER REGULAR FOOD, BUT TELL WALT AND ELMER YOU CAN ALWAYS SIT BY THE TWO CITY BOYS THAT LIVE ON COFFEE. THEIR FOOD, PLUS YOURS, HOLDS YOU UNTIL NOON WHEN YOU GET FED AGAIN. IT’S NO WONDER THESE CITY BOYS CAN’T WALK MUCH.

WE GO ON “ROUTE MARCHES,” WHICH THE PLATOON SERGEANT SAYS ARE LONG WALKS TO HARDEN US. IF HE THINKS SO, IT’S NOT MY PLACE TO TELL HIM DIFFERENT. A “ROUTE MARCH” IS ABOUT AS FAR AS TO OUR MAILBOX AT HOME. THEN THE CITY GUYS GET SORE FEET AND WE ALL RIDE BACK IN TRUCKS.

THE SERGEANT IS LIKE A SCHOOL TEACHER. HE NAGS A LOT. THE CAPTAIN IS LIKE THE SCHOOL BOARD. MAJORS AND COLONELS JUST RIDE AROUND AND FROWN. THEY DON’T BOTHER YOU NONE.

THIS NEXT WILL KILL WALT AND ELMER WITH LAUGHING. I KEEP GETTING MEDALS FOR SHOOTING. I DON’T KNOW WHY. THE BULLS-EYE IS NEAR AS BIG AS A CHIPMUNK HEAD AND DON’T MOVE, AND IT AIN’T SHOOTING AT YOU LIKE THE HIGGETT BOYS AT HOME. ALL YOU GOT TO DO IS LIE THERE ALL COMFORTABLE AND HIT IT. YOU DON’T EVEN LOAD YOUR OWN CARTRIDGES. THEY COME IN BOXES.

THEN WE HAVE WHAT THEY CALL HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT TRAINING. YOU GET TO WRESTLE WITH THEM CITY BOYS. I HAVE TO BE REAL CAREFUL THOUGH, THEY BREAK REAL EASY. IT AIN’T LIKE FIGHTING WITH THAT OLE BULL AT HOME. I’M ABOUT THE BEST THEY GOT IN THIS EXCEPT FOR THAT TUG JORDAN FROM OVER IN SILVER LAKE . I ONLY BEAT HIM ONCE. HE JOINED UP THE SAME TIME AS ME, BUT I’M ONLY 5’6″ AND 130 POUNDS AND HE’S 6’8″ AND NEAR 300 POUNDS DRY.

BE SURE TO TELL WALT AND ELMER TO HURRY AND JOIN BEFORE OTHER FELLERS GET ONTO THIS SETUP AND COME STAMPEDING IN.

YOUR LOVING DAUGHTER,

ALICE