Monthly Archives: February 2016

Leap Day Update

I feel like I’ve been granted a special secret day…one not on the calendar often and with a little bit of a holiday feel. This morning, my meditation was calmer, my yoga was more flexible, and I successfully finished my … Continue reading

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House Hunters

I have been laughing all day long. Last October, friend K submitted her name to the French version of HH. At the time, she was considering a Bordeaux property purchase and thought it would be a lark. Knowing how much … Continue reading

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The Fitzwilliam

I spent twice as long as I thought at this beautiful museum in Cambridge. Exhibits included impressionist paintings, porcelains, antiquities, and a special temporary showing of caricature cartoons. But my favorite “exhibit” was the building itself, inside and out. I … Continue reading

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Pub Life

My first night in Cambridge included dinner at a nearby pub. The place was modern and lively and I felt the need to “have a pint” without it being beer. The staff suggested a warm winter Pimms which was a … Continue reading

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Film Festivals

I adore film festivals! The films are typically independent and extraordinary; many times there are provocative themes; usually there are classics from the past worth a re-viewing; and it can be that many cultures and languages are featured. In Milwaukee, … Continue reading

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Paris 2024

Paris is bidding on hosting the 2024 Olympics, along with Los Angeles, Rome, and Budapest. The last Olympic Games held in Paris were in 1914. The logo was unveiled recently and I like it very much. It’s modern and colorful, … Continue reading

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AZERTY

I’m a pretty good keyboardist but just to give you an idea of what I am adjusting to…here it is with no edits or spellchecks… Little ?iss ?uffet sqt on her tuffet eqting her curds qnd zhey* Qlong cq,e q … Continue reading

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The Perfect Valentine

Women Who Wine met today for a wine and chocolate pairing at Entre Deux Vins beginning at 11 am. Five of us decided dessert first was a perfect way to celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day and what was estimated as a … Continue reading

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A Favorite

One of my favorite things in Cambridge was sitting in Auntie’s tea room for a couple hours just resting my feet and enjoying a lovely hot cup of tea and Auntie’s special. It arrived on a three tiered tray with … Continue reading

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Château Le Pape

Recently I was a potluck luncheon guest at Château Le Pape, located nearby in Pessac Léognan. I arrived via carpool to the simple, yet elegant, great house and chambres d’hote, which has just opened after a three year renovation from … Continue reading

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