Seattle Space Needle and surrounding attractions: March 2016

If you have been following the Seattle posts you will know that we have done the Chihuly Gardens, and Pikes Place Market.  In the same vicinity as Chihuly Gardens you will find the Space Needle, the Pacific Science Center, Emp Museum, a childrens museum, and a very interesting water feature. We caught a monorail from the city center, not knowing how far it would…

Tell me a Story: March 2016: Pike Place Market

      “Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times. I just shoot at what interests me at that moment” – Elliot Erwitt. For a year a did this very thing.  Then in 2016, I decided not to do a 365.  I stopped carrying my camera every day.  I…

March 2016: Chihuly Gardens – the outside view

If you are just starting here, you may want to walk through the inside of Chihuly Gardens first.  We spent 10 days at the beginning of March in the beautiful city of Seattle, a couple of days at the Orca Islands, and a road trip through Leavensworth and the beautiful snowy mountains. Yesterday I posted my first blog of this travel series, starting off…

30 Minutes in the Life: March 2016

As most of you know my brother and his family live in South Africa, so we do not get to see them too often.  However, for the last few years my brother has come to the US for a conference.  This year when he said he was going to be in Seattle I was a little unsure whether we would be able to meet…

30 minutes in the Life: January 2016

Hard to believe another year has gone by.  Our last date for posing was December 28, and so on December 31, 2015, I got up really early and headed down to the beach to watch the sun rise on the last day of the year.  I was glad to see the end of it to be honest.  It was a tough year all round,…

Amy at Morikami Japanese Gardens and Museum

I love going out with Amy. As a mom, these are special moments, captured in the click of a button. Especially now that she is living so far away.  I managed to convince her that she needed to take walk through the Morikami Japanese Gardens and Museum.  The grounds are stunning, the walk is about a mile long.  If you are looking for a…

Tell me a Story: October 2015: Oktoberfest, South Florida

If you are visiting South Florida in October, the Oktoberfest in Lantana, is one of the events you really should catch. We have tried to go every year with friends.  Having been to beer halls in Munich, this is small scale but it is still a whole lot of fun.  Bands are imported from Germany for the event.  The crowd gathers, the police monitor, the…

Day 3: At Flagler Beach..

Flagler Beach was the destination for our holiday this year.  After a hectic August and in anticipation of a potentially hectic September, we took a weeks vacation at Flagler Beach.  It was also a week we are able to spend with our daughter before she headed off to Macedonia for 27 months. Gamble Rodgers State Park is the place we were staying.  The campsite is about 30…

Tell me a Story: Day 2 on the beach

August and September came and went in a blur and I am so behind with everything.  However, the time has been sweet, rich and full, but it has also been bittersweet.  In August we had Cameron’s wedding, and I had a lot of hard work up to and including the day of the event.  The event however, was amazing and it was so good…

30 Minutes in the life: Off to the beach we go…..

Summer in South Florida is hot.  I mean really hot.  Sticky, humid, sweaty kind of hot.  Fortunately I grew up with that kind of weather in Durban, South Africa.  We are beach people.  We love the ocean.  We love to be able to do things that involve water.  I love the smell of coconut oil and to be able to rest and read. Every…