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Wednesday, December 25th, 2013
Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate. I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season.


Thursday, December 12th, 2013
Happy Anniversary!

My hubby and I were married 15 years ago today. I should probably post a photo from the wedding but I’m doing this one instead. This is from the night the hubby proposed.


We were in Hawaii at Christmas visiting his parents. I landed in Oahu and got the flu. I mean it. I was REALLY sick this entire trip. My (not yet) in-laws had gotten us tickets to see Tony Bennett perform on New Year’s Eve and I was just trying to get healthy enough to go, which I finally did. Then I was feeling better and thought we should go to Border’s (remember when that existed?). The poor hubby wanted us to go to the Royal Hawaiian for drinks, something we did (still do) on our visits to Hawaii but agreed to a quick bookstore run.

Little did I know he had been waiting for me to get well enough to head over to the hotel’s beach bar so he could propose. I was too busy being clueless and looking for a book for the flight home. I swear I didn’t know he planned to propose right then.

Good news is we went to the beach, he proposed, and I said yes. This is an after-proposal photo. Notice how he has the “thank God that’s over” look. My expression is one of a stunned OMG, OMG, OMG!! type.

Happy anniversary, babe. I love you.

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
Time To Fly

While our house/petsitter is taking over duties at home, we’re flying here…London!


Is it too much to hope the BBC’s SHERLOCK is filming and we get to see it? Yeah, probably.

Thursday, November 28th, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving!


Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Monday, December 24th, 2012
Happy Holidays!!

To those who celebrate Christmas – Merry Christmas!!!!

Have a safe and happy holiday season.

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
In Tribute

Like so many I’ve been struggling to make sense of the shooting in Connecticut. It’s devastating and inconceivable, and while nothing can ease the pain this tribute is pretty special, so I’m sharing it:

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

To all my U.S. readers and friends:

Friday, November 16th, 2012
Ode To Vacation

Have I mentioned I was in Hawaii all last week? Not to rub it in, but I had this view for a few days…and miss it now:

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

We just got back from Oregon. It was my first time there. The hubby lived there when he was very young but didn’t remember it at all. Getting back home was a bit touchy thanks to a system-wide comptuer problem at Alaskan Airlines, but we’re back…and both sick. Oh joy! But the trip was pretty awesome and I even managed to take a photo or two, which I usually fail to do.

The view from our balcony at the Surf Sand Resort in Cannon Beach:

Sunset from the balcony:

View overlooking Portland from the Pittock Mansion:

I’m ready to go back.