Margaret's Back Garden

Genealogy

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NewZealand
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Triathlon

Soap Box

Travel
Montserrat
Morocco
Corippo

Cycling
Croagh Patrick

Lourdes

What's New

Welcome to
Margaret's Back Garden

Relax on the deck for a while
and make yourself at home!

New Zealand Photos
There is information here about my
family history. Please feel free to
contact me if you discover a link.

I hope you will enjoy a selection of
photographs I have taken, both in
New Zealand and overseas.

Travel is one of my interests, and a few of my journeys are described here.
The latest pieces added are about Montserrat in Spain, and Morocco.

Pont Valentré
Cahors, France
as seen from a scenic viewpoint along the St James Pilgrimage walk.

Overseas Photos
In 2006 I spent about six months overseas, including two months in France, five weeks in Ireland.....You can read more about it, as it happened, on my travel blog,
Kiwi Nomad's Wanderings.

Some of the families I am researching are:
Paternal: RIORDAN, MALONE, BURKE, QUANE, PHILP, NICHOLSON
Maternal: LALOR, PAYN, SCETTRINI, SCILACCI, MOURANT, HENEBERRY, ROWLAND, ARBUCKLE

You can also see some photos from my trip on my photo blog
Kiwi Nomad's Photos

GENEALOGY
For five weeks in early summer of 2006, I cycled in the Loire region in France. I loved staying in villages, camping in camping grounds, and seeing the countryside.
Dingle, Ireland
Read about my two great uncles who died in World War 1 in France,
and my journey to find their war graves in Northern France.
The mountain of Montserrat near Barcelona in Spain is a natural park and the whole area also has immense religious significance.
One Easter morning in the Catlins in the south of New Zealand, I saw hoiho - yellow eyed-penguin - make their way down to the sea. Read about it here.
Read about my training for the January 2005 Women's Triathlon.
See photos of the Manawatu countryside as I cycle though it to on my training rides!
In August 2006 I climbed Croagh Patrick, the 'holy mountain' in Co Mayo, Ireland. I had some great views at the start, then the weather turned bad, making it a memorable day.