The Tale of Oranges

To continue with previous postings of my Christmas Foods And Traditions Series we will look today at the Elizabethan period of England. As a queen, Elizabeth had access to some of the most luxurious foods that were on offer now from many parts of the world. Her food reflected the wealth and power of England and was…

Christmas Oranges

For the last few weeks months I have been very busy with a project. More of that coming when it is completed, sometime in January. But, I thought I would share some Christmas posts that I have posted over the years to get us all in the Christmas Spirit! Today, its all about the Christmas…

Peterhof Palace Near St Petersburg, Russia

Well, it’s another beautiful day! My, two in a row, aren’t we lucky we are going to the Peterhof Palace today! Peterhof is a series of palaces and gardens located in Peterhof, Russia, close to St Petersburg. It was built by Peter the Great after visiting the Palace of Versailles in France, in 1717.  It…

The Ballet and More in St Petersburg, Russia

It’s a new day in St Petersburg and the sun is shining! Yeah! Now, from the new to the old and back…….Let’s see some more photos of the landscape, as we make our way from the ship into the city…….. From the Industrial Port, you get a good view of modern St Petersburg…….. and a…

The Fabergé Museum, St Petersburg, Russia

I had never been to Russia, so I really looked forward to going there! I was most interested in learning more about the Russian people. Face to face, one on one. This did not happen. The Russians that escorted us at all times were friendly, but in a guarded kind of way. I just had…

The Ups and Downs of the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia

We’re back in St Petersburg and today we will be a touring the Hermitage, the second largest art museum in the world (the Louvre in Paris, is the largest) ! First, a little about the routine everyday after we left the ship. Security is very tight in Russia. Foreign visitors must have a visa to…

If We Were Having Coffee On a Tuesday, We’d Be At the Mill

I haven’t done a Weekend Coffee Share for a while because my weekends seem to be hectic! But, today I am doing a Tuesday Coffee Share, so pull up a seat at the remains of the Roswell Manufacturing Company and we’ll have a cuppa and enjoy the beautiful weather! To learn more about what we…

Thursday Door: The Antebellum Era

Good Morning TD friends! It’s been so beautiful and warm and the leaves are beginning to change color, so it’s time for a roadtrip!  Today, we are traveling to Roswell, Georgia, just a few miles from Atlanta, to look at the antebellum properties and there are plenty to see. I was hoping to get some…

Six On Saturday: From Russia With Love

Good morning SOS’ers! It’s been a while since I posted here, sometimes life just gets busy! But, this morning we are back touring in St Petersburg, Russia, just one of the stops on our Baltic Cruise! What gardens and flowers will we find here? First, let’s take a look around the Hermitage, a museum of…

Capturing the Spirit in Oakland Cemetery

We’ve just come back from Atlanta, where we had a great time at the Oakland Cemetery! Yes, that’s right, a good time in a cemetery! You see, the Oakland Cemetery is celebrated with several nights of Capturing the Spirit! The adventure is meant to enlighten, not frighten! So join us as we meet a few…

One More Little Neighborhood in Tallinn, Estonia

This will be my last Doorscursion from Tallinn, Estonia. The medieval Old Town has been a treasure trove of doors! So, let’s start in the Old Town Square and make our way into another old neighborhood! Not everyone has sitting doves! And I found one here……… But, walking along the Old Town Tower Walls I…

A Sign of the Times in Tallinn, Estonia

Yesterday, I talked about the Maiasmokk Café, the oldest surviving coffee shop in Tallinn. Did you notice the Featured Photo of the café window in today’s post? It features Maiasmokk’s famous marzipan and coffee. But, why are there all those kittens? It’s all about another folktale from Tallinn! But, as you check out the shop…