My Best Life

July 2022 makes it almost a year since my last post. What a year of blessings it’s been. After the Covid isolation, we were able to enjoy a visit from my parents who traveled in from Portugal for an extended eight-week visit. My brother’s fiancée also arrived from UK and we gathered everyone together on … More My Best Life

Keeping it simple

Hello dear readers! Just checking in and keeping in touch. Wanted to share how 50 is going after my last post a few months back. Soooo, it’s not bad!! It’s all about embracing and accepting and making the best of things and staying positive and being open. Especially to myself, to what makes me happy, … More Keeping it simple

On Turning 50

Time keeps on ticking, ticking, ticking into the future… Here I am about to plunge into a new decade and this one is causing me some angst. No problems with hitting the previous milestones of 20, 30, 40. But this 50 thing, I’m not embracing. And believe me I know 50 isn’t what it used … More On Turning 50

Well hello there!

Nice to see you fellow WordPresser it’s been a while yet again. Happy to say all is well. Life has become a little fuller lately with new activity. The Community Outreach where I volunteer is taking more of my time as is my new-found crochet hobby. Both have been very satisfying to me in these … More Well hello there!

What Feeds My Soul

Wide open spaces oceans fields mountains rivers lakes storm clouds sunrises sunsets colored skies wildflowers forests gardens gentle breezes palm trees soft sand colorful birds butterflies and fish cute animals tall grasses waterfalls beach dunes cliffs and canyons. I will choose nature and its landscapes and wonders anytime over a show a concert a fancy restaurant a … More What Feeds My Soul

São Miguel Island

A nature-lover’s paradise, mystical, mountainous, volcanic, blessed with wild beaches, ocean cliffs, thermal springs, rolling green pastures and many, many happy cows. This is the Azores, a group of Portuguese islands referred to as Europe’s Hawaii. The islands are in the Atlantic Ocean about 2.5 hours from the European Continent, and about 4.5 hours from … More São Miguel Island

First Time Cruiser

Wasn’t sure what to expect from my first cruise, but had a great time! I was joined last week on the seven night Royal Caribbean cruise aboard Oasis of the Seas by 20+ other members of the family. The cruise was a treat from my father-in-law and step mother-in-law, who invited all of their kids … More First Time Cruiser

Niagara-on-the-Lake

Known as “The prettiest town in Canada”, Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL for short) is about a 20 minute drive from the world-famous Niagara Falls. Its beauty and charm did not disappoint. With its location on the shores of Lake Ontario, and the Historic Old Town lined with trees, an abundance of flowers, and quaint buildings it has … More Niagara-on-the-Lake