Just One Person From Around the World: Oslo, Norway

Welcome to Just One Person From Around the World! I have stopped watching the news….I have dropped all social media, except for my blog, which I try to keep to positive vibes…. there are a lot of folks in the world, who are everyday folks, just trying to provide food and shelter and love……….they are…

Jo’s Monday Walk: Backtrackin’

This is a story of how one thing leads to another………….Today, for Jo’s Walk I am taking you to the village of Kinlet (population roughly 650) in the UK. Why here you ask? I have traced my ManyGreatsGrandmother, Elizabeth Corbin and the Roger Mortimer family (also my relation) back to this village and I wanted…

Life In Color: Very Yellow

There are little yellow paper boats and then Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s little, very yellow, submarine…..   I hope you have enjoyed my YELLOW today! See you next week! Hey Jude says: To add your photos to this challenge, look on at the tab below and post on Sunday’s!  Won’t you join us? Here are the Guidelines!…

Six On Saturday: The Secret Gardens of St Ives

Today, we are visiting some gardens that I came upon by chance when visiting St Ives! It was a Secret Garden Tour, so wasn’t I the lucky one! Many of the gardens were behind garden doors like this! Wouldn’t you want to know what was behind that door? This photo was taken from inside the…

Just Strollin’ in Oslo

OK, I know I said I’d be movin’ on to the burbs of Oslo a few posts ago, but when I look at my photos there is so much to show! So, we’re walkin, walkin……………You can see how close to the sea we always are! Oslo is simply a large park! With many statues…..they are…

Just One Person From Around the World: La Coruña, Spain

Welcome to Just One Person From Around the World! I have stopped watching the news….I have dropped all social media, except for my blog, which I try to keep to positive vibes…. there are a lot of folks in the world, who are everyday folks, just trying to provide food and shelter and love……….they are…

Challenge Your Camera: Sport

Today for Dr B’s Challenge Your Camera…….the Theme is Sports…… In late July, 2006, we were making our way from the south of France  to Neuweiler-Les-Saverne in Alsace, to do research on my GGrandmother, who had left there in 1846 with her mother, father, sisters and brothers to immigrate to America. Well that is a…

Six On Saturday: There’s More to West Hoathly

Good morning SOS’ers! Today, my Featured Photo is a manor house, again in West Hoathly…….the garden was in the back so let’s walk there! Here, is the little garden cottage………..just perfect! I decided the gardener here had a favorite color scheme for this garden, lilac and pink! I like props in the garden…….they can be…

Thursday Doors: A Walk in Oslo

We’re starting out in the park today and going door hunting from there! Oslo is chock full of parks and statues in the historic and theater areas…… This fellow was across the street from our hotel in the Theater District. Per Aabel was a popular Norwegian comedian and actor. After studying ballet in London he…

Challenge Your Camera: A Bridge

I would much prefer walking over the bridge in my Featured Photo! Heights is not one of my favorite things! But, when I was in Bilbao, Spain I signed up for a tour that included a bridge…….I didn’t read the fine print (as usual) and didn’t realize until we walked there that you actually had…

Jo’s Monday Walk: Smallhythe Place

This week for Jo’s Monday Walk we are visiting Smallhythe Place near Tenterden, Kent. Smallhythe Place, the home of Ellen Terry, is located on a rural road. Coming from a narrow, graveled, country lane from the Bullein Barn B&B, Smallhythe Place was at the end of it. Everyday we were amazed at all the cars…

Six On Saturday: West Hoathly, UK

Today SOS’ers, we are exploring together, another garden that was on our NGS trail! We are driving down this little back road to West Hoathly. The house was another one, that to most American’s is the perfect cottage in the perfect setting. And, it was BIG! Just about always in the NGS Garden there is…

Thursday Doors: The Big Picture in Oslo, Norway

We are done  (BOO HOO) with the cruise, but now we are spending some time in Oslo! I thought I would start with the big picture of the City Center of Oslo and then with future posts go with the more detailed doors.  Karl Johans Gate Street is divided with a park in the center…

Jo’s Monday Walk: Southampton, UK

We made our way to Southampton, UK to take our first cruise ever…… Since we had arrived a day early, I had made a list of the things we wanted to see. The SeaCity Museum was our first stop and the threat of rain and the grey skies added to my apprehension about going to…

Six On Saturday: One Elm Cottage

Doesn’t 1 Elm Cottage at Windmill Hill, just seem like the perfect place to live? It does to me! It just rolls off the tongue, ”I live at 1 Elm Cottage at Windmill Hill!” This is our last garden for the day in East Sussex.  What a delight the gardens have been on the Herstmonceux…