Category Archives: Happiness

More on the Burren

Yesterday, Friday, May 17th, was our second and last full day in County Clare.  We kept with the theme of following local suggestions and recommendations for our outings, which turned out to be a brilliant strategy.  But, first, I have … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Villa AyoKa

We slept well on our last night here at the villa.  At 10:30 a.m., we are being picked up for our transfer to our ship. As the photo, by cousin Claire, illustrates, we began our last morning with a spectacular … Continue reading

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Views from the Pool

Since I haven’t taken any photos of our villa, I decided it was about time.  Since all of our bedrooms, which are lovely, are currently festooned with all sorts of clothing, I decided to take some shots from the pool. … Continue reading

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Movin’ On

Oh, my gosh!!  It is March 21st and I haven’t posted anything since we moved on from Seminyak to Villa AyoKa in the Beraban area.  I have to admit I’m having a difficult time remembering the names of the villages … Continue reading

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Seen Around Nagaur

We arrived at our rather fabulous hotel, the Ranvas, in Nagaur around 12:30 yesterday afternoon.  The Ranvas is built within the incredibly lovely Ahhichatragarh Fort and it is truly beautiful. After a wonderful lunch that included raw vegetable salads and … Continue reading

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A Lot o’ Gelato

This could also be titled, “Gelato, Anyone:  Part Two.” Tuesday was a long driving day.  We went back up to Montepulciano to visit, and patronize, the copper master.  Suffice it to say that we had a very successful trip and … Continue reading

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In the Kitchen in Orvieto

  It’s now Thursday, September 29;  Bob and Connie arrived last Saturday and we have been having such a good time that I haven’t posted a blog since.  Guess I’d better do some catching up. On Sunday, Sept. 25th, the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Ted

At least I think it’s your birthday.  We spent the day celebrating your birth by driving in a new direction from Narni under gloriously blue skies. I had read a little  e-newsletter about a very humble restaurant near Ponzano Romano … Continue reading

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Pasta and Politics

  I have spent the past almost four weeks not thinking about the news back home and, particularly, about election news.  My brief respite from such things came to a screeching stop on Thursday morning when all four of us … Continue reading

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Fase Dieci (Phase 10)

Dave and Claire just set off to Rome to pick up two friends before heading up to Tuscany for the next phase of their travels.  But speaking of phases: During the week that we were together here in Narni, we … Continue reading

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