Winter Solstice and Christmas Markets

We do love a good Christmas Market area and Europe does not disappoint.  This year we are doing two, Munich and Edinburgh. Munich was last weekend, I took some photos up until the Grog (basically rum and hot water), then the photos kind of stopped and the giggling and stumbling began.  So, below are the … Continue reading Winter Solstice and Christmas Markets

Black Friday Madness Italian Style

It started in America but has bled to many countries across the world.  The Black Friday phenomenon.  What began as the big holiday sale day of the year, the day after Thanksgiving has grown into a monster that some obnoxious sellers begin earlier in the week and has extended to Cyber Monday - the Monday … Continue reading Black Friday Madness Italian Style

A London Weekend

The husband and I both have been to London but we didn't go together so this weekend was our chance to experience London together.  Our plan was to see a few sites in between eating and drinking.   I was in London in June 2017 and just realized I didn't blog the trip so I am … Continue reading A London Weekend

A Quick Nordic Journey

When we knew we were heading to Europe for three years we started a sort of wish list of places we wanted to go.  Fairly high on the list for me was Norway.   Getting there was a full day of flights because I went above the Arctic Circle to Tromsø. Why Norway?  I have a … Continue reading A Quick Nordic Journey

Mid Year Reflection

The first half of the year yays and nays.   Yays: Good travel!  Paestum(*see below), Scotland, America for a wedding and gathering of family, Poland and Slovakia. Marriage is in good shape, still going strong after 15 years. Health has not noticeably deteriorated. Finances are holding strong. Housekeeping has not suffered but I still need … Continue reading Mid Year Reflection