Ahhhhh Italy

Ahhhhh Italy

We traveled to Italy in October. The food was fabulous and the scenery was spectacular. The Cinque Terre (the five lands) was our favorite destination. Monterosso del Mare has the most beautiful beach of the five towns on the Italian Riviera. We stayed at the Hotel Pasquale, a small family-run hotel in the heart of this … Continue reading

25th Anniversary Hoyt Street Cookie Exchange

25th Anniversary Hoyt Street Cookie Exchange

My invitation to “cookie bomb” the Annual Hoyt Street Cookie Exchange was taped to my front door. Isn’t it precious? This is a special year because it is the 25th Anniversary. I don’t live in the neighborhood but I get an invite from my friend Joy every year. She hosted it this year and did … Continue reading

What I did this summer

What I did this summer

The summer of 2014 is at an end. In Colorado it was a wet one. The garden did well this year. I kept up with the produce but I invited neighbors and friends to stop and “shop” as well. Joy said this was better than the grocery store because she could come in her nightgown. The food … Continue reading

My favorite things Australia

My favorite things Australia

My husband and I returned from Australia about 100 days ago. We jumped back into the stress of work upon our return. Lucky for us, the house was clean and work tasks were addressed so the re-entry shock was minimal. After the lovely sunshine of Australia we returned to a Mother’s Day snowstorm and a rainy … Continue reading

Australian coffee and tea chronicles

Australian coffee and tea chronicles

My husband and I spent two weeks visiting our son who lives in Australia. Our last visit to Australia was 27 years ago when I was about my son’s age. Love the big hair, eh-yea? The food and drink were wonderful, never had a bad meal. Coffee and tea were available everywhere. The Australians love their coffee, … Continue reading