Longwood Gardens

I recently visited Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania as part of a five day trip to the Brandywine Valley area and wrote about it here. But as I am fond of taking lots of pictures and the post was already getting kind of lengthy and the Longwood visit was on Day 5 of the 5 day trip, I had to keep … More Longwood Gardens

No More Gnomes

Yesterday I took the dog for a walk along the Delaware River in Frenchtown, NJ. I enjoy the D&R Canal path that offers views of the river and is frequented by joggers, bicyclists and other dog walkers. In the summer you can see canoes, kayaks and rafts floating down the river. There are cute shops … More No More Gnomes

Land of My Heart

Portugal is the land of my earliest memories. As I wrote in Land of My Birth, at age 4 my parents fled Angola (a Portuguese colony at that time) with me and as many possessions as they could ship out to Portugal, my father’s homeland. Having departed so young, I don’t have much in the way … More Land of My Heart

Cape May Christmas

Known as Exit 0 for its exit number off the Garden State Parkway, Cape May, NJ is a fantastic place for getting in the mood for Christmas. Hubby and I took the 3 hour drive and checked into the Congress Hall Hotel for a two night getaway. From the moment we walked in, it was … More Cape May Christmas

Portuguese Pottery

I’ve always loved colorful Mediterranean pottery in general and Portuguese pottery in particular. There are many variations for typical Portuguese pottery, based on time period and region, but I pretty much admire them all. These are the things that make my eyes bug out and my heart skip a beat like a kid in a … More Portuguese Pottery

A Night in NYC

Hubby had a company celebration to attend this past Friday: a three hour scenic cruise on the Hudson River with nonstop food, open bar and gift card giveaways! Sounds like fun, right? Unfortunately, I couldn’t go since non-employees were not invited. No guests, spouses or significant others…bummer. But hubby had one of his sporadic great ideas! … More A Night in NYC