In olden days I would have been a storyteller, wandering from village to village, sharing my tales of the world. I am intensely curious about almost everything and notice small details. Chatty Kerry is my domain name and it is very accurate. My Irish Nana used to say that I must have kissed the Blarney Stone and I can hear her voice saying to my mother, “The child hasn’t stopped talking all day!” It must have been so bad that she couldn’t even bear to say my name! I have had an interesting life, not always pleasant, but have had the chance to travel extensively both for leisure and work. Even when the destination was not desirable, my curiosity allows me to see something special everywhere. ‘Postcards from Kerry’ is under construction, so please bear with me as I try to design the website with not enough technical knowledge. Enjoy!


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  1. Hi Kerry,
    I wish I had found an email address to message you there – but please feel free to delete this after reading as it’s not intended as ‘spam’!

    Anyways, it’s Jennifer from Young & Twenty.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog. I truly appreciate them.

    I thought I would write to you to let you know I started a Kickstarter campaign I’m devoted to accomplishing, as it will let me do great things with Young & Twenty. If you can help fund or spread word of my campaign, your support would be incredibly appreciated.

    My most sincere thank you,


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  2. Greetings Kerry. I find it interesting how often things feel serendipitous. I just found a lovely message from you this very day on my blog, Quantum Hermit. As I always do, when someone stops by and is kind enough to say hello, I like wandering over to take a look see.

    I found some very interesting commonalities. For instance, while I’m not an official Texan, I lived there for the first 8 years of my marriage. My husband, the Mr. Quantum of Quantum Hermit, was born and raised in Texas. So, if I’m reading your tags right, you’ve a connection to Texas? Then, as I began exploring, I find that you are quite enthralled with Game of Thrones. I’ve not yet seen the series, nor read the books, but it’s been on my radar for quite a few years. We just don’t have television – in the sense of network and cable. But we do have Netflix, and I’ve wanted to begin watching the series. In fact, we recently have finished a rather long series, and we are about to begin splitting the incoming discs – alternating, so to speak. I get to watch something one week, and Q gets the next week. I was hoping to begin with Game of Thrones, so I certainly will learn about the characters from your posts. I find the way you write about the series very interesting, making it personal, and identifying with characteristics within your own life and self.

    All of this is to say, it’s nice meeting you, and I’m glad you stopped by to say hello. 🙂

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    • Hi Fimnora, that’s the nicest greeting I have ever had – thank you! Game of Thrones is addictive and is really quite violent at times but as you can see from all my geeky followers – we love it!!! I was born in San Francisco to a Hispanic Dad and Irish mum, but brought up in Scotland by accident… I now live in Texas, probably permanently, because I married a Scottish geologist who is also now American. I later discovered that my paternal Grandpa worked at Spindletop and some generations were named after Sam Houston – so I have a strong connection to TX! My Spanish side were conquistadors who founded the San Francisco mission but if you met me you would think I was a Scandinavian with a Scottish accent. We are all the same really. Thank you so much for all your lovely compliments. I have written for years but rarely for pleasure and WordPress has been a revelation. Facebook is not for me, nor Twitter, nor Instagram. I look forward to our next visit and hope you enjoy my finale! K x

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      • Greetings Kerry. I did, indeed, enjoy your finale!
        Addictive is my middle name, and I can usually be seen viewing things like Sons of Anarchy, Hell On Wheels, The Walking Dead, any CSI, or like programs. I don’t have a problem at all with violence on the screen, or in a book.

        I’ve just gotten back online after the holiday. It’s rather a big deal in our household.
        Now back to the business of my WordPress life. 🙂

        I look forward to wandering around your world here.

        Peace Out!

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      • Oh, btw, I’ve since watched Game of Thrones, and awaiting the last season, and am watching it again with Mr. Quantum since we relented to watch it, and as I knew he would, he’s completely taken by the thrilling adventures of GoT folk. I’m definitely buying the series, because I know it will be something we’re going to watch at least once a year. We have what we call Wheel Movies, and we can definitely fit it in somewhere given 365 days to do it. 🙂

        I’m catching up on all my blog mail, better late than never, since my laptop was in hospital.


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      • I hope you are better now? They have been repeating the episodes on cable while we await the finale but I wasn’t sure if I could take the excitement right now. I am tapering off medication right now so a bit wobbly mentally. I read that they are making a prequel, 1000 years before, starring Naomi Watts. Hurrah!!!

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  3. I have a theory. A theory of irony. Donald Trump will not be President, because he is the ice cream equivalent of “flavor of the week.” What is fun about Mr. Trump is the seem thing that is fun about William Shatner, HE IS IN ON THE JOKE. He knows it, the people – most people – know it on a subconscious level. The only ones who don’t get it are the TV reporters.

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  5. The line “my curiosity allows me to see something special everywhere” pretty well says it all for me. I can totally relate to it.

    … and I’m going to make a rare confession here. As a child, I was called Yakkie because I was always talking and asking questions. I HATED that name and occasionally my older sister will still let it slip.

    Looking forward to reading your stories 🙂

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  6. Hi Kerry, I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Sorry if this is a drag or you’ve already got it or you don’t like these things. Feel free to ignore. But I figured you deserved it so I’ve done it now. Details on my blog thingy. All best wishes, Nick

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  7. Hi, Kerry ! Somehow I missed clicking follow, but in my defense I was a blogging greenhorn when I found you.. Still a greenhorn but I can click follow now 😁
    But I didn’t just come to type that..
    I know you’re not a fan of awards.. My award page is dedicated to the very best blogs and where I have all the links to them.. Your blog is the latest link.. That’s when I realized that I never hit follow for your blog.. Always using the comment history to connect and read your blog.. Lazy huh ?
    You have the Pan Global Award with a link and description.. You can find it in the menu under Home on the road.. I hope you enjoy my brief review of your blog.. You are an awesome writer !

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  11. Your domain name caught my eye! My mom used to call me “Chatty Cathy” – Like the doll. You’d pull her string and she just kept talking, and talking, and talking…Chatty sisters separated at birth? Hmmmmm……Anyway, we are just beginning to the travel portion of the Encore Voyage and I think I’ll be picking your brain…em..blog…er whatever. Hope I’m not too late to the dance! Nice to meet you!

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  15. Hi Kerry,

    I’ve always enjoyed reading your blog as well as looking at your absolutely fantastic pictures.

    I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Here’s the link: https://comeinsitdown.wordpress.com/2016/10/21/versatile-blogger-award/

    Your participation is totally voluntary, you don’t have to accept the nomination. Should you decide not to take part, I will completely understand that and won’t be offended.

    I however will appreciate it if you chose to accept it; I see the nomination process as a way to promote my fellow bloggers work across the board and to spread the word.

    Thank you and best wishes,

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  17. Hi Kerry. I feel like we’ve been fellow guests at a mutual friend’s place for a while, and never quite got introduced properly. So thanks for being the one to come and say hello on ZimmerBitch. I’ve been reading your hurricane posts with that mixture of sadness and hope that comes from knowing how easily the lives of whole communities can be turned upside down, and how in the midst of the worst tragedy, the best people emerge. Looking forward to getting to know you better. Cheers, Su

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  18. Kerry,
    I just had an email from WordPress, that you requested access to my private blog “Pit’s Fritztown News”. I don’t know what’s going on there, since my blog has been open to the public again for quite a while now. You should be able to access it without any problems. Maybe try again? I hope it will work. Let me know, please, in one way or other, if it doesn’t. My email is w.vins@gmx.de
    Have a wonderful day,

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  19. Hi Kerry – you may remember me as the straight ‘man’ to our canteen double act in the late 80’s/ early 90’s.? I’m wrapped in a duvet with Covid and so far doing OK as also thrice vaccinated. For some reason, maybe my life was flashing before my eyes, I thought of you and yours and saw your writings. The benefit of having known you is I can read them with your voice in my head though I’m sure your travels will have altered your accent. I will follow your lovely blog and it’s been lovely to find you.

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  20. Enjoying your journeys, especially as I can’t go anywhere for now ( see below)
    Nuns and damnation ? Conquistadors too ? Luckily, my two Irish grans had an answer to all that, lots of, mostly unrepeatable, but the one landed with me from birth told me her family had to leave Spain.
    Confirmed, recently, via a surprise DNA test – under the Christmas tree . Irish, of course, Scottish, also freely acknowledged,
    North African and Middle Eastern ? As in had to leave Spain…
    Always believe your Irish gran.

    Internet slower than ever, as the rain buckets down, and the builders, as usual, haven’t turned up, or phoned, or emailed., impossible to leave the house – no signal for miles. and I might miss them. .. ..

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