Portraits of those before us, and more, National Gallery, London


Culture is in the eye of the beholder and the artists of old captured the essence of all things great  in the centuries before us....and viewing them is free at the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square in downtown London. A fabulous aspect of the National Gallery is the general entrance is free, which is great … Continue reading Portraits of those before us, and more, National Gallery, London

Hugh Miller Cottage, Cromarty, Scotland


 I was so very blessed to get to spend a whole day touring the childhood and adulthood home (for a while) of Hugh Miller, geologist, reformer, stone mason and Scots. Truly an amazing experience!! I used my National Trust for Scotland pass to tour it, which is awesome.

Wintery wonderland


https://youtu.be/ait3RPQw2vU   Meeting new and fun people is always nice--and what better place than to meet them in my German courses. Tatenda is from Zimbabwe and desired to adventure more here in Germany so we headed off together, enjoying lunch first, and then to the Monastary Ruins in Frauenalb for a wonderful and fun afternoon … Continue reading Wintery wonderland

Adventures in the kitchen—


 

Reggie, The curious kitty


Reggie is a fuzzy furry welcome---a neighbors Mommy kitty bore a cute litter and once weaned, needed new homes and thus, Reggie came into our lives. Reggie arrived about a month ago and what a joy!!! Reggie brings much love and excitement, entertainment and laughter to our house with his antics, playful behaviors, and has … Continue reading Reggie, The curious kitty

Giving a Schwarzwald tour


Woohoo!! My Grandfather came to visit me....and I marked off another item on my dream-list. I gave a family member a tour!!! Yes, it is true and I found it fun and exciting. My Grandfather visited from Sunday through Tuesday evening here in Southwest Germany and willingly adventured with me around the area. We had … Continue reading Giving a Schwarzwald tour

Motodrom


What an absolutely wonderful way to experience a small village then by drinking the local fair. The barkeep here at Motodrom is super friendly and very helpful. She obliging gave me some of the local history here in Kirschbaumwasen, Baden Wurtamburg, Germany. Well worth seeing and spending the day here, great natural scenary with wonderful … Continue reading Motodrom