Month: September 2019

Sunshine’s Macro Monday #11

I’m now taking close-ups at home using my mini iPad. These were captured while enjoying La Dolce Vita in nearby Alassio to celebrate our 42nd wedding anniversary! I’ve had lots of helpful advice from the blogosphere, for which I’m most grateful, though I still find… Continue Reading “Sunshine’s Macro Monday #11”

Blogger Recognition Award III

Not long after I departed for my #adventuredownunder, Steve and Muffin from Steve’s Country most kindly nominated me for this award given in recognition of all the hard work that goes into creating a blog. It is a way for bloggers to support, motivate… Continue Reading “Blogger Recognition Award III”

September’s afternoon tea party with The Little Mermaid

Who doesn’t love afternoon tea? Exactly! Sadly I have to be rather more careful since most afternoon teas are chock full of dairy which is now strictly verboten. However, I have found that many hotels (pictured above) can pull off a vegan afternoon tea… Continue Reading “September’s afternoon tea party with The Little Mermaid”

Friday photos #10

Here’s a random selection of photos from our #adventuredownunder that tickled my fancy! Next week I’ll be reverting to one of the Friday Photo Challenges. Australia has lots of big structures, one of the most colourful is The Big Mango (header above). You may… Continue Reading “Friday photos #10”

Thursday doors #37

Here’s Part II of a large selection of doors and doorways from my July trip to Brussels. Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #37”

Moochin’ around Mooloolaba

After spending two weeks in Brisbane we finally headed up the coast towards Port Douglas but first, on the recommendation of friends, we spent a couple of nights on the Sunshine coast in the wonderfull named Mooloolaba, a mere 97 kilometres (60 miles) north… Continue Reading “Moochin’ around Mooloolaba”

Postcard from Brisbane V

Much as I love my better half, it’s sometimes nice to have time on my own. Friday morning I decided that my poor benighted feet deserved some pampering and booked a luxury pedicure and foot massage. It was sheer bliss – money well spent!… Continue Reading “Postcard from Brisbane V”

Sunshine’s Macro Monday #10

I’m now taking close-ups at home using my mini iPad. These were captured during a Sunday stroll along the Croisette in Cannes. I’ve had lots of helpful advice from the blogosphere, for which I’m most grateful, though I still find it easier to photograph… Continue Reading “Sunshine’s Macro Monday #10”

The Real Neat Blog Award II

Awards are like buses. You don’t get any for a while and then, all of a sudden, it’s raining awards. So I’ve decided to pace myself and ration them out a bit. Back in July, Thinking Moon most kindly bestowed on me the Real… Continue Reading “The Real Neat Blog Award II”

The Musette: sticky, spicy beef ribs

When my friend’s sons come to stay with me I do literally kill the fatted calf and ply them with their favourite foods but then the way to most men’s hearts, whatever their ages, is via their stomachs. Of course, the boys have high expectations because… Continue Reading “The Musette: sticky, spicy beef ribs”