Thursday Doors: Amalfi, Italy

We are hot……….it is early morning and it is hot………….but we have looked forward to getting to Amalfi and it should be hot in the middle of the summer right? But, still I am really hot! As I look out from our balcony on the ship I think there should be lots of doors here….

WeekendCoffeeShare: Help Wanted

Good Morning everyone! If we were having coffee this morning you would have to join me in the bedroom……….I had surgery on my spine Friday, and it will be about 4 weeks before I am back to the new me! So, of course the spring bulbs arrived on Thursday.  I need 145 bulbs plus planted….

It’s Still Sunday: Pink

Sunday Stills is a photography challenge with a weekly theme. Terri posts the theme with images of her own interpretation. Any blogger is welcome, who would like to participate and interpret the challenge with their photos. There is also an optional Link-Up using InLinkz. What do I have this week for the PINK Challenge, that…

Six On Saturday on Elba Island, Italy

The ship has reached the port at Portoferraio on Elba Island, Italy. Our featured excursion was to see the country villa of Napoleon Bonaparte, who was exiled here in 1814. I have written another post about Napoleon’s villa HERE. Bonaparte’s villa called the Villa of San Martino is located in the Arcipelago Toscano National Park….

Thursday Doors on Elba Island, Italy

The ship has anchored near Portoferraio on Elba Island, Italy, which is shaped like a fish. We are here to visit one of two residences that Napoleon Bonaparte had on the island between May, 1814 and February, 1815, when he was exiled here after he abdicated the French throne. I will post a more detailed account…

WeekendCoffeeShare: Fall Finally!

If we were having coffee I’d opt for the Pumpkin Spice with a gingersnap on the side……… I’ve been “Doing Up the Porch” this week. Asked hubby to bring round the big tin planter to put the mums in. His reply, “Why can’t we use the same planters we had here all summer?” My look…

Six On Saturday in Portofino, Italy

We are cruizin’ right along so today I have a twofer! Portofino was definitely one of my favorite destinations on this cruise. The village and harbor were small. The colors were amazing. The flowers everywhere. So let’s look at my SOS! We walked up the hill to see Saint George’s Church. Cascading flowers and cacti…

Six On Saturday in Nice, France

We can’t leave Nice without a SOS! What is Six on Saturday you ask? It’s easy, six photos (six only please) of a garden (yours or anybodies else’s. This can be flowers, vegetables, a garden design, whatever, as long as it’s garden related) posted on Saturday!  So, it’s six photos . Of Gardens. On Saturday….

Thursday Doors in Portofino, Italy

The Voyager has docked in the harbor at Portofino and we tendered into the beautiful sea-side village. I loved everything about Portofino at first glance; the tiny harbor set with cafés, the shape and colors of the buildings and the hot, hot, hot weather…….. Now let’s find some doors! There were many doors here with…

Six On Saturday in Eze, France

We’ve made our way along the coast from Monaco and back into France. Eze is perched on top of a steep cliff overlooking the sea. What SOS did I find here?  Let’s see………there were multitudes of  flowering vines ………… and flowers made of porcelain bunched together in beautiful multi-colored vases………. Down the cobblestone path to…

Thursday Doors in Eze, France

Eze was on my bucket list. It is a very small village (population 50) perched on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. And now the fifty people live at the base of the hill while the historic, clustered, stone dwellings have all been converted into shops or hotels. Eze is magical and did not disappoint…

#InThePink: In Eze, France

So for the #InThePink” Challenge today…….. Eze was one of the reasons we booked the Mediterranean cruise. I had seen pictures of Eze. I had to see this mountain-top village by the sea for myself! I was not disappointed! So, just a peek at Eze, but there is more to follow! The one pink bloom…

WeekendCoffeeShare: We Interrupt This Program……..

I am interrupting this program with an important message. Do not come over for our morning coffee share, because we are hunkered down for Hurricane Florence. We have been hunkered down for days now, waiting for the wind and the rain. As of this morning this is the wind damage. My contribution to preparing for…

Six on Saturday in Monte Carlo, Monaco

Here we are! The ship is docked in Monte-Carlo, Monaco! The walkways and gardens are nice…………….. And there are rock gardens as you climb up and up and up,,,,,,,,,,,, Nice fancy pink at the Monte-Carlo Casino………. And a reflection pool across from the famous casino………. I call this a bean tree…………… And there is a…

#InThePink: Fragonard Perfumery, Grasse, France

So for the #InThePink” Challenge today…….. You can’t go to Provence and not buy perfume can you? Well I can’t. Traveling along the French Riviera we moved inland to Grasse. Fragonard Perfumery has been producing perfumes, eaux de toilettes and other perfumed products since 1926, using the traditional methods of French Perfumeries. Follow me on…