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Welcome to Valerie McCleary’s Website


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“For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, yes.”
Dag Hammarskjold

Glad you made it! Go on – make yourself a cup of your favourite brew and visit for awhile!

So what have we got for you? Well, if you’d like to read my up close and personal travelogues about Ireland’s Northwest, Bavaria (beautiful southern Germany), India … – just check out the Favourite Places page.

If your interests are more of a culinary nature, then the Vegetarian Page is the place for you. We got recipes! We got links! We got holiday menus with a difference! And if you don’t find that elusive recipe you’re searching for, just ask!

Interested in Ayurveda? Pay a visit to the India page for information and links to do with that wonderful, humane healing system and with Atmasantulana Village, an exceptional healing centre in western India where it’s put into everyday practice.

And if you’re curiosity still isn’t satisfied, feel free to Ask Auntie Val all of your practical (and impractical) questions, and I’ll do my best to find an answer for you.

To find out more about me and my life-in-progress, just click About Val and if you have time, please have a listen to one or two songs from my CD “McOne” released in the summer of 2001 and two of my own songs “Rossnowlagh” and “Tanushree’s Lullaby” (My Music).

I hope you’ll enjoy cyber sojourn in my corner of the world. Thanks for visiting and y’all come back now, y’hear!

Valerie, August 2002

“Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy cow … what a ride!’ ”
Vicki Rector
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Sun, Dec 9, 2001

Background: Whitepark Bay, Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland, July 2009