Old High Church and Kirkyard, Inverness, Scottish Highlands

Making New Friends, Highlands of Scotland

The blessings continue to flow here in Scotland as I have made some wonderful friends along my journey. It isn’t always about what you are seeing, it is about whom comes into your life and leaves a happy mark on your heart that creates the best experiences; may the memories and friendships continue to bloom.

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.


A Small, quaint town in the heart of the Black Forrest, Thomas and I stopped at the Guesthause Hirch for a wonderful german meal, the church bells rang, and the service was nice, the food superb. A town that one can easily relax in and fully enjoy!!! A place to get a breath of fresh air and enjoy the day. It is also easily accessible, not far from Baden Baden

An Impromptu afternoon adventure

A bit of free time between schedules left an open afternoon for me today, so i toured around on a whim, with great joy. I went walking and enjoyed whatever I happened to come across, and naturally enjoyed some sweet treats and coffee while out and about.

#Rheinstetten #Mörsch #Themeetingpoint #VillagesinGermany

Wintery wonderland

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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 in the snow.

#Frauenalb #Germanvillage #historicalruins

Check out the awesome treasures on my eBay


Make an Impression

Make me an offer!!!


$700 or best offer, 20% of sale price benefits Humane Society of Boulder Valley, Colorado Click on image or link to purchase

Making a good impression …with beautiful, original art.

As seen in a January post I wrote,  I dream of selling an art piece of my very own, an adventure in eBay sales for sure!!!

The price is currently at $700–but this is negotiable for sure, so make me an offer!!

Van Gogh inspired, original  impressionistic oil painting of dreams and blooms during a raging storm. Original, signed 16×20 inch framed on stretched canvas, ready to hang. Oil painting, vivid brush strokes.

While this is a dream of mine to sell a piece of my artwork, 20% of the sale price also benefits the Human Society of Boulder Valley (located in beautiful, colorful Colorado)

Super Simple Stir Fry


Super Simple Stir Fry


2 Carrots–shredded with a vegetable peeler

1 Green Bell Pepper, cut into thin spears

1 small purple onion, coarse chopped

Leftover Chicken or Turkey, pulled from the bone

3 gloves Garlic, diced

1 Tsp Dried Red Chili Flakes

Salt, Pepper

2 Tablespoons olive or sunflower oil

2 Cups of dry, white Rice (with 4 cups of water for cooking)

Put 2 cups of dry rice and 4 cups of water into a pot, add a pinch of salt, and cook at medium, boil for 4 minutes, turn off heat and cover, allowing the rice to finish (or you can use a rice cooker)

Place vegetables, spices, and oil in a skillet, stir fry on low heat until half way cooked,

Add Leftover chicken-turkey and stir fry with vegetable mix until vegetables are tender but not soggy

Put a scoop of rice on each plate-bowl and top with a portion of the stir fry mix. Delicous!!


Lightly stir fry vegetables in oil


Start the rice before anything else


Leftover baked chicken, pulled from the bone


Saute-Stir Fry meat and vegetables together