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…

Sharetographers: July 2015: Smooth

Sharetographers topic this month is smooth and for most of the group summer has been happening.  We have had guests from out of country and life has been a little hectic.  We have 24 days to my son getting married and about double that before my daughter leaves to join the Peace Corp and will be gone for at least 27 months.  Smooth probably is not…

Tell me a story: July 2015: Vizcaya Miami

As an emigree, there is one thing in the whole process that I have found really hard.  We have no family in the USA.  It’s on those days when the world is in collision and you feel like every time you turn around things are not right, that is when you miss the one’s whom you love so much.  The family you would typically turn…