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.… Continue reading.....
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 … 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 … Continue reading.....
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 … Continue reading.....
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 … Continue reading.....
In honor of both the end of the Shopping Season and Mon Mari, I thought I'd reprint this from 3 years ago…
For years mon mari and I traveled together. Then we moved to
Ireland/Andorra/France and it changed.
For the first five years I was… 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
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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 … Continue reading.....
One of the things I enjoy most about traveling alone is being alone.
(One of the things I enjoy most about traveling with mon mari is being with mon mari, but that's for another day.)
One of the things I enjoy most about being … Continue reading.....
I miss my kitchen.
Since I have been gone I have eaten some excellent food in restaurants.
And some not so good.
I have eaten lunches consisting of nothing but two apples; and one of nothing but a Double Chocolate Fudge Brownie.
I’ll leave you … Continue reading.....