The Way to See Stonehenge

We took our first-ever trip to London in October. The city has long been on my bucket list, but for my history/archaeology loving husband, the thing that intrigued him the most was the proximity to Stonehenge. I was also very intrigued to go there, but not to the degree that he was. When searching that famous third-party site of tours, I found one that was … Continue reading The Way to See Stonehenge

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Our First View of Tuscany

During our recent sojourn, we both agreed that Florence, and the local Tuscany region, was our favorite new destination in Italy. We are not “tour” people, but as this was our first venture into this area, we felt an organized tour made sense. It was a good investment. We learned so much from our interesting tour leader, Eleanora, and we loved our driver Angelo, too. … Continue reading Our First View of Tuscany

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Burano, Italy

While in Venice, we decided to take a short trip to the island of Burano. We had considered both Murano and Burano, but decided only one destination was in the cards for us, and Burano it was. And we’re glad we chose that. It’s a charming little village about an hour (with stops) from the Grand Canal in Venice. As a “sometimes jewelry maker”, I … Continue reading Burano, Italy

Patience, Taught by a Little One

Photographing children is rewarding but also very challenging. I have one adorable grandniece whom I love with all my heart, but trying to get her annual birthday portrait on her third birthday gave me more lessons in patience. She’s shy (I get that, so was I — and still am — and I have total empathy with her). What she has taught me is that … Continue reading Patience, Taught by a Little One

I Have Become Martin Crane

Last time we needed to buy a new chair for the house, the husband and I had a huge debate. He wanted a recliner. I thought recliners were so “old” and unfashionable. But I pick my battles, and caved for him. We came home with a recliner. After we inherited Pedro, our min-pin/mixed-with-eight-breeds dog, I discovered how much I loved having a “velcro dog” — … Continue reading I Have Become Martin Crane