Six On Saturday: The Wee Ones and More!

Good Morning everyone! I am looking forward to the weekend and predicted warm (70’s) weather! I have been reading Elizabeth Lawrence’s book, A Southern Garden. She is so right when she says we do not have four seasons. We have all the seasons in every month. 40 degrees one morning……….70 degrees the next……….one night a…

Thursday Doors at The Çobo Winery, Ura Vajgurore, Albania

On the way back to the port in Durrës we had the opportunity to stop at the Çobo Winery. Today, I would like to stress the DOORS that have been opened since the fall of 45 years of communism in Albania. It has taken another 20 years for Albanians to prosper from their private endeavors!…

The Hotel Mangalem, Berat, Albania

I promised to show you our Hotel in Berat, Albania. This is the Mangalem Hotel in the historic district, on the main street, so to speak. It is across the street from the Infopoint, where you can sign up for tours,  pick up your audioguides and buy your postcards, all in one stop. First, some…

A Feast in Berat, Albania

Albania is rising from the ruins. After shaking their communist yoke of forty years the country is in a state of growth and renewal. That was very evident in historic Berat, “City of a Thousand Windows.” To learn more about the history of Albania and Berat look at my two previous posts, HERE and HERE,…

Thursday Doors in Berat, Albania

If you have not read my post introducing you to Albania it is HERE. That will bring you up to date and make sense of what you will be seeing today.  We are headed from the bottom of the Hill in historic Berat to the fortress at the top. It would be quite a hike…

The Eye Opening Look of Albania

I knew Albania was going to be a special place when we got off the boat. There was a group of school children on the wharf singing! I looked around to see who they were singing to because we had not had this occasion at any other port. Then they reached out their hands and…

Six On Saturday: The Croc Edition

Weather Report: 43 degrees, overcast and more rain on the way! Good Morning SOS friends! This is the same weather we have had for just about a week now! One day of sunshine was snuck in. It was enough time to get tons of mulch put down, so now I am really ready for Spring,…

Thursday Doors in Dubrovnik, Croatia; Part Two

“Those who seek paradise on earth,” George Barnard Shaw once wrote, “should come to Dubrovnik.” I totally agree. For today’s Thursday Doors, I am starting where we left off in my last post, outside the gates of the Old Town. I have some stories to add to this post as well……..are we going to travel…

Dubrovnik; More to The Old Town Edition

I had to write one more edition on Old Town Dubrovnik before we head out to the country to grandma’s house. That will be in the next post! I’m starting in that park just outside the city’s fortress walls, where there are places to park. It is a beautiful spot and very busy with the…

Six On Saturday: The Home Edition

Weather: 48 degrees and rainy………….Good Morning! We are getting a good rain this morning, so it’s a good thing we got a lot done yesterday in the garden. I do not know how there could possibly be a leaf left on the ground, but we sacked another 4 bags yesterday and pruned and raked and…

Six On Saturday: Something to Warm Up To

Good morning SOSer’s! Today, I am doing two posts……….so please bear with me, I just couldn’t help it! The older I get I find myself paying more attention to my surroundings. Especially the flowers tucked in here and there. This week I was writing about Croatia and decided to add these photos in a SOS….

Thursday Doors in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Good morning Door Friends! This morning our ship is in the port at Dubrovnik, Croatia and after a short bus ride we were dropped off in a beautiful garden, complete with a sidewalk florist (oh, that is another post) Our guide is ready to take us through the city gates of Dubrovnik. What doors will…

Making Our Way to Split, Croatia and Then Some

One of the best things about cruising with Regent Seven Seas Cruise Lines is that they offer so many different excursions to meet everyone’s tastes. There are at least ten to twenty excursions at each port to choose from and that does not include the excursions with a private driver to take you wherever you…

Six On Saturday: Now Where Were We?

Good morning SOS friends! It has been a beautiful week in the 70’s here! Yikes, that is very warm for this time of year! So, we have been making hay while the sun shines so to speak……….well mostly raking and pruning and raking and digging and hauling ……. My camellias are all in fine form……this…

Thursday Doors in Trogir, Croatia

We’re in Trogir, Croatia and throughly enjoying our time here. If you missed my first post on this island city and would like to learn more, look HERE! That post includes one of Trogir’s famous  doors! First, a glance around, before we cross the bridge to get to the island! You can see from this…