I really didn’t think this would be on the itinerary – after all my focus was on a cruise that took us from Durban South Africa all along the Mozambique coast, through the Mozambique channel and up to the beautiful islands of the Seychelles. Just looking at the map you could see that this would… Continue reading Visiting the ships’ graveyard
Are you like me? Just hating your own cooking and sick of the same few dishes that you have been serving up endlessly over the last year of this pandemic? For someone who used to eat out quite a lot this has been a real penance. You have probably bumped into me at Safeway wandering… Continue reading Home cooking ain’t so good
So darling readers – yesterday I received news that the Oceania world cruise for 2023 sold out in about five hours. My goodness me – that pent up demand they keep talking about might be on the horizon. All that money we have saved by not eating out, not needing new work suits, shoes or… Continue reading Around the world – a little story
I have to admit – the whole thing of Groundhog day was new to me when I first came to Canada. I had never heard of this and frankly didn’t even know what a groundhog was! Wiki says “The groundhog, also known as a woodchuck, is a rodent of the family Sciuridae, belonging to the… Continue reading Groundhog day
Oh I just can see myself – sitting on the deck with a glass of wine watching the crew winching up the sails. We have chugged away quite successfully from the port and now that there is a bit of a wind the Captain has decided we can go under sail. Actually even if there… Continue reading Sailing away
We have all heard of the Leaning Tower of Pisa – and no doubt have seen many of those so-called clever selfies positioned in such a way as it looks as if the subject is propping up the tower. OK, the first couple of hundred were funny but enough already! But what about the Leaning… Continue reading The leaning tower of … where??
It is something I ask myself during this lock down. Will I become anti-social? Will I lose the ability to engage in “small talk”. What got me thinking about this is that a good friend who lives in Paris was comparing the North American attitude to small talk vs the French. She said that in… Continue reading Will I be anti-social now?
With this period of non-travel and lock down I thought it would be a great idea to organise my photos and maybe scan them and keep digital copies. Well talk about how to lose hours of your day into a black hole. If you are going to scan photos you should put a caption on… Continue reading Too many photos
Really I mean it. Nothing like a good old cry – the sort of cry that leaves you with your eyes swollen and your nosy runny! Apparently it is really good for you. So good in fact that there are even special tours in Japan that teach you rui-katsu which literally means tear-seeking. This is… Continue reading Go on – have a good cry!
When I refer to my check list I am not talking about a list like Santa’s – Naughty or Nice – mind you that might not be a bad thing to have these days. After all these months of COVID and now the lockdown I bet there are some real beauts on this list. People… Continue reading My check list