I wanted to shake up my life and go sailing (or learn on the job, so-to-speak) so headed to Florida to crew on a catamaran. This is about how it went or, rather, didn't - and my life since. Hopefully it will lead to a catamaran on the clear aqua blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, watching the sunset, a coconut rum and coke in hand. You must START AT THE BEGINNING of the blog, April 2009, to get the whole story...

Sunday, April 19, 2015


In the ongoing attempt to make my mountain home feel more like a beach cottage, I made a summery wreath to hang on the gate at the entrance to my place.

I have since trimmed the big gerbera daisies down to the size of the other ones and it looks much better. I love the splash of colour it gives to an otherwise fairly monochromatic (green) scene.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


I just returned from a month in the Dominican Republic.  It was a very interesting trip, not what I had anticipated.

I want to blog about it in the upcoming days, but as anyone who blogs knows, it is very time consuming.  I am wondering if it is worth the time as I am not sure that I have enough interest or readership to devote the hours that it will require.

So I am asking you all.... are you interested in how the trip went and the things I learned along the way (I also made a very big purchase that I would be detailing)?

Know that your replies will definitely be what motivates me to continue with this blog because, really, if I don't blog this trip - I won't be blogging future ones either and so this will most likely end here.

Thanks to you all!!!  I look forward to hearing from you.

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Some names have been changed to protect my butt.

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