I got a present in the post the other day!
I love getting presents….
Especially unexpected presents.
Well, this wasn’t totally unexpected. The nice people from Ariosto sent me a message on Facebook and asked if I wanted to try their herb and spice mixes.
Of course I said yes – if they would send them to France.
Well, it …
Still rather jet-lagged.
Still wrapping my mind around stuff and getting used to the new reality.
And absolutely enjoying the brilliant sunshine and warm air that greeted me.
Spring arrived while I was away. Hyacinths are blooming, tulips are up, fruit trees are blossoming, puppies are digging…. All signs of spring.
It's always interesting visiting the …
Continue reading..... Seeing the sites in Italy: old story; new recipe….
I grew up on the Mississippi River.
No, not on a raft like Huck Finn, but in one of the many small towns on either side.
The one I grew up in, on the Wisconsin side (the other side being Minnesota), had a population of 287 when I was born.
I was just on holiday for 2 1/2 weeks…..
It went like this:
I spent 3 weeks frantically busy getting ready for it.
I was busy every day and every evening while I was gone.
I've spent the week since I've been home frantically busy catching up.
What's wrong with this picture?
Every summer we watch the French (and other …
It's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegone…..
Okay, so I wasn't in Lake Wobegone – but I was close.
After three wonderful days in Paris, where we spent our time walking where-ever our feet led us and eating wonderful food, I went on to Minnesota and Wisconsin. I spent two weeks visiting family and friends and running around …
In honor of both the end of the Shopping Season and
Mon Mari, I thought I'd reprint this from 3 years ago…
mon mari and I traveled together. Then we moved to Ireland/Andorra/France and it changed.
For the first five years I was
still working in the U.S. and flew back and forth 5 or 6 times a … Continue reading.....
What I know about cars would fit on the head of a pin.
In large letters.
When we bought our car 2 years ago (or was it 3?) I had 4 criteria:
Could the dogs fit into the back?
Could the dogs actually
get into the back?
Did it have a cup holder on the passenger side?
Did it have
Continue reading..... I confess.
I like to shop.
I don’t do it very often, and, fortunately for my wallet, I like window-shopping best.
Still, being on my own in the US for 2 weeks, it was inevitable that I succumbed to that great American past time.
What really clinched it for me was the new (to me) US Post Office’s flat …