I am the first to admit that I am not a Suzie Homemaker (and especially not a Dynka-Hospodynka!). My cooking attempts flop with heart-sinking regularity and the prospect of entertaining a crowd strikes cold waves into my heart. Give me a pen or a computer any time over a wooden spoon!. But once a year, I … Continue reading It’s Babka Time!
We took a lot of pictures. I mean we took a LOT of pictures. No, you don't understand, WE TOOK A LOT OF PICTURES. It took me a long time to sort through them all and choose some for these blog entries. Along the way, this virgin blogger learned the following: Yes, Virginia, pre-sorting into … Continue reading California 2017 Post #5 – Even More Pictures
March 18: We toured UC Berkeley, where Le Nouveau Son spends many hours each day ingesting and radiating knowledge. Although there were lots of interesting buildings, the highlights for me were a spreading tree which created a leafy canopy (doesn't translate in the picture, I'm afraid) and the individual reading lamps in the library (photos are … Continue reading California 2017 Post #4 – Berkeley, Sausalito, San Fran
March 15: After a 2 hour drive south (and some fumbling around on freeway exits), we picked up Dartsia at the St. Rafael Transit Centre. The drive down (again) surprised us with lovely winding mountain roads at the start. Checking the map later, we found that we had driven over Cow Mountain. Once there were … Continue reading California 2017 Post #3 – Redwoods & Wineries
March 10 - After lunch in Berkeley with La Donia and Le Nouveau Son, we hit the freeway for the drive up north to Lake County. It was the first of three rush hour freeway drives – extremely bad planning on our part. It took us three and a half hours to get to Nice and … Continue reading California 2017 Post #2 – Mostly Vegging . . .
My intention was to write a blog during our trip to California - and share it with my friends and family in real time. Well, the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray, and I am finally jotting down a few notes after landing back in Calgary. I'm still getting the hang … Continue reading California 2017 Post #1 – Bay Area & South
I didn’t post this on New Year’s Day, when I wrote it, so it’s not an official New Year’s blog post. But I’m posting it now – on my birthday, the beginning of a New Year of Life for Me, so I am officially calling it a New Year's blog post. And when it comes … Continue reading This year I promise to . . .