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Summer in Europe #1

2018-08-17T09:08:40+00:00August 17th, 2018|Art, Culture, Entertainment, Opera, photography, Travel, Uncategorized|

Dear friends, Lucky me to spend 6 weeks in Europe from mid-June to early August, visiting friends in the UK, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. Everywhere the weather was beautiful, the friends welcoming and the weeks passed so quickly in a whirl of delightful meetings, delicious dinners, gorgeous scenery and a few special treats [...]

I’m not much of a cook, but …..

2018-05-17T13:33:01+00:00May 17th, 2018|Creative, Cuisines, Culture, Non classifié(e), photography, Tidbits, Travel, Uncategorized|

Dear friends, There is no doubt that the Thai kitchen is one of the world's most recognized and appreciated cuisines. Over the years living here in Chiang May, I have sent many visitors to cooking classes although have neglected to do one myself. However, this has been rectified as last weekend I had the opportunity [...]

Madagascar #8 – Chama, Chama, chameleon … and more

2018-05-04T10:41:05+00:00May 4th, 2018|Animals, Culture, Design, Non classifié(e), photography, Tidbits, Travel, Uncategorized|

Dear friends, I thought this would be my final blog, but realized that there is just to much to show from our last few wonderful days in Madagascar. After flying back from the south and our visits to Fort Dauphin and Berenty Private Reserve, we had an overnight stay in Antananarivo, and then set off [...]

Madagascar #4 – Landscapes, livelihoods and lemurs

2018-04-22T15:43:24+00:00April 22nd, 2018|Animals, Culture, photography, Travel, Uncategorized|

Dear friends, After the two National Parks in the north, and another overnight stay in Antananarivo, we flew to the far south, landing in Port Dauphin after looking down on some lovely country, mountains, rivers and lagoons and a long coastline, the breakers white against the deep blue of the Indian Ocean. From Port Dauphin [...]