Christmas Special Writing Prompts: Days 9, 10, 11

Well, I got a little behind this weekend!  I was shopping and watching football, basketball and Season 2 of The Crown, oh my! Got all my runs in too! But, let’s get on to the writing! Oh gee, I would be embarrassed to write a letter to Santa!  It would have to be a more…

Thursday Doors: Betanzos, Spain

Getting off the ship in La Coruña, we are headed to Betanzos, Spain, in Galicia, twenty miles from the port. We are dropped off in the central square of this small town (less than 15,000) and the first thing that gets my attention is the color of the many painted artifacts…….. dark green. The gazebo…

Christmas Special Writing Prompt: December 5

Yes, my husband and I both send out our own Christmas cards. When we got married my husband was in the military and  had a Christmas list of hundreds! This list was built from a twenty-four year career, so I didn’t know many of these people. So we established lists of yours, mine and ours,…

Christmas Special Writing Prompt: December 4

It begins to feel like Christmas to me as soon as I see a Christmas commercial on TV. That starts right after Halloween! However, as it gets into Thanksgiving and we watch Macy’s Christmas parade and there is football, football and more football and more commercials, it seems I steadily get more Christmasy! Then the…

Jo’s Monday Walk: Bilboa, Spain

Put your most comfortable walking shoes on! We’re walking today in Bilboa, Spain! The ship is nestled right up to the quay and after boarding the awaiting bus we are headed for the hills! Bilboa is surrounded by two mountain ranges, so we got a bird’s eye view of the city first! We were in…

Christmas Special Writing Prompts: One, Two and Three

I just found this in my email and it looked very interesting, so I think I shall participate! Every day of December we will get a Christmas writing prompt so here goes! I will be doing three today to catch up! How did I spend last Christmas? It must have been a quiet day because…

WeekendCoffeeShare: YES.FIT

  Come on! Follow me up the driveway! I have just finished my two-mile-before-breakfast, (walk, jog-a-walk, run) and I need a cup of coffee! What would you like this morning? High sixties is hardly Christmas weather, but I’m not compIaining! What in the world am I doing you ask? I have discovered a fitness app…

IPhriday Photo Challenge: More Food!!!

Since I’ve been baking, cooking, wrapping, and shopping a lot lately I thought I should share some more food photos to keep my energy up! You won’t go hungry on a cruise that’s for sure! There were four specialty restaurants onboard the Regent Explorer and we were served like kings and queens! Take a look…

Thursday Doors: Bilboa, Spain

 If I had to pick a city that I would definitely visit again, it would be Bilboa, Spain. First of all, I loved the port. There was a long quay with many walkers and on shore were huge, well manicured, manor houses! The city sits in a basin surrounded by two mountain ranges and the…

WeekendCoffeeShare: Thanksgiving

Come in, come in, just push aside something at the table and grab a seat and we’ll make time for a coffee chat! Well it’s the countdown ’till Thanksgiving and I have been a busy beaver! How can you not really get into Thanksgiving? There’s something for everyone! Cooking and Baking for me……..it’s the one…

Thursday Doors: Saint-Émilion, France

First one big doorway! We have arrived in Bordeaux traveling from the Bay of Biscay down the Gironde River, where there was sometimes only four feet between the ship’s bottom and the river floor. Yikes! Hold your feet up! The drawbridge was very impressive too! Today a group of us are traveling to the village…

Jo’s Monday Walk: Dinan, France

Our ship has docked in Saint Malo, France and I am off on an excursion to Dinan.  After about a half hour drive we arrived in the village square that still allows cars in it and a parked near a statue of a man on a horse…… so we learned all about him first. The…

WeekendCoffeeShare: The New Post Office

Welcome! Come on in and have a cuppa with me. What is the fragrance you ask? It is the Chocolate Cocoa and Creme candle from Bath & Body! Doesn’t it fill the entire house with a chocolate aura? It’s like I’ve been baking all morning! But, actually I baked yesterday.  I made Pecan and Goat…

IPhriday Photo Challenge: November 10, 2017

The IPhriday Photo Challenge is a weekly feature allowing IPhone lovers (or any cell phone photographer) to come together to admire and share their favorite cellphone photos from around the world.  Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own IPhriday post each week.  Each Month there will be a different Theme! November’s Theme is…

Thursday Doors: Dinan, France

Helloooo everyone! Today the ship is at port in Saint Malo, France and I and 25 other passengers have decided on Dinan as our destination of the day! Something told me it was not going to be as easy taking photos as it is on most of our vacations and I can see right off…