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*Warning* this is a picture heavy post.
These are pictures from a week we spent in London a few summers ago. I'll let the photos speak for themselves.
This trip we were staying in the heart of London in a lovely Gite. This area is pricey, but so worth it.
Just a short stroll to the parks and cafes.
We were in Hyde Park and Regents Park just messing around, enjoying being outside. But it was threatening rain and then came down in sheets. :o
Once it began to rain we headed to the museums, for culture and dryness.
Inside the Natural History museum. I didn't that many photos as I've been there like 12 times, but its one of my Favorite places.
I forget the name of museums we went to next.
And then we went for supper.
Another day and we are back in the park.
The week just flew by! Before I knew it, it was time to pack up to return to France.
I cannot wait to return to London. As a cabby told me once almost ALL Americans like London.
With the exception of my friends from New Orleans, they do not like London. They avoid it when ever possible and cuss when it is mentioned, lol. When your older dear reader I'll tell you that story.
We missed one of the Farmers Market, but the other one was still open. It was easy to find and they have amble parking.
Click HERE for Website and information.
I didn't take any pictures of the produce, because truthfully if you have seen one cabbage, you have seen them all. I did take pictures of the dog treats because Angelica is attempting to make her own and I thought she could contact these vendors.
It never really rained on us. IDK how, but at least it wasn't so SUPER HOT.
I think we will try another trip next weekend. I want to go to the state park and explore too. There seems to be a lot more going on in Bastrop than I thought???
When I returned home the new Conscious Box was waiting! It was packed full of organic goodies. #Score!
Hope you are enjoying the long holiday weekend.
Take care and talk soon!
Good morning and happy Thursday.
It's almost the weekend, are you ready? :D
When I think of the weekend I think of Pizza. Do you? I guess its ingrained from my school days? Or just the happy memories of a care free time when we could all get together, eat pizza and hang out. You know, laid back weekend fun.
But in trying to eat healthier I really MISS PIZZA the MOST. #ImNotGoingToLie I was very happy when I rec'd the May VeganCuts box complete with all the makings for a #Vegan Pizza included. #Score!
Plus there were a lot of other goodies too, see all the loot?
I followed the directions on making the Pizza dough and to be truthful I didn't expect much. Most Gluten free products taste only a bit better than the paper they are packed in. This mix called for Club Soda to activate. I made a trip to the dollar store in search of club soda (Does anyone still drink that?) and then began with the crust. I added the soda and a dash of olive oil and let set for 3 hours. So it was NO WORK AT ALL.
I made 2 smallish pizzas. Sorry the picture is so crappy, but my family is knocking me over to gobble them up! The report is: BEST CRUST EVER and possibly the best pizza we have had in years. I was so shocked (and HAPPY) I went online and ordered 2 pkgs of crust mix that night! Its"A Tavola Together" if you missed it in the picture, click the link to see their site and other goodies that are offered. AND BUY CRUST.
The VeganCuts Box was really good this month. Can't wait to see whats in store for June.
Take care and talk soon-
Hello and happy Tuesday,
In cleaning out my iPhone I found some random flower pictures (and video) and thought I would share them before I deleted to make room for another useless app. #ImJustSayin
The video is making it very impossible to edit/upload/do anything in weebly so I think I will stop here. More flower spam at a later date.
Catch you later-
Hello and Happy Weekend!
I have really slacked off and relaxed for a change. The weather has been superb so Saturday morning I went over to my mums and experimented with the new Steel Cut Oats from Amazon (click here to read about my order).
They actually turned out quite good. Not the typical "American Oatmeal" whatever that is?! WTF?! I have never really thought too much about oatmeal. I am too busy thinking about things like....
Anyway, enough of that now back to the oatmeal. It was quite good. I cooked this batch for 20 minutes and it was still chewy, which was quite different, but tasted ok. I added vanilla almond milk and ripe bananas and it was much better. I will make it again, esp. on those days I am out running low on fruit for breakfast. I left a pkg with mum (#GoodDaughter) for her to enjoy or give away, whatever.
From there I went home and chilled. I read and relaxed like I hadn't a care in the world! And later in between phone calls and texts I was finally able to finish my book. I finished the night off with a long soak in the hot tub under the stars. #HEAVEN or BEST WEEKEND EVER! Lol
Sunday a.m. was yoga. Even though I stayed up late it was so worth it. I always feel better after morning yoga.
I then met a friend for a picnic.
I brought tacos, lol
And he forgot the blanket....
This only lasted for a second...There are too many deadly things in the grass. #ImBeingTruthful So we opted to set in the bed of the truck to eat and watch the clouds go by.
Hope you had a great weekend too.
Catch you later-
Hey and Happy Weekend! Its Friday and that's close enough, right? Yesterday was probably the most productive day I have had all year or so far. I don't feel like I've been slacking but...I accomplished so much and tore through the To-Do list. #Score! I might even be ABLE to leave for my next trip now! LOL
Most of the day was spent on the computer, on the phone and then running errands. It seems knowing a trip is approaching really does motivate me, lol. I planned on snapping photos all day long; of the stores, sunsets, pretty flowers, FOOD, etc. But I was honestly too busy. #AlwaysA1stTime
So most of the pictures would have looked like this...
DAZED AND CONFUSED and working away.
I priced the steel cut oats at the super market and they were $6.00USD for a small can. This was a much better deal.
The whole order was $51.07USD and Prime is of course free 2 day shipping. So it wasn't bad at all for all this healthy loot.
I will review the oats and my attempt at making Almond milk this weekend, if I have time. I actually am very excited to try the milk making process. Buying the pre made milk adds up $$$$ and you still have to read labels to see what is added. Everyone on line says its supposed to be super easy, so we shall see!
Have a great weekend and talk soon-
This is another #Travel Throw back. This time it was a fun cruise to Mexico and a visit to
This area around Mérida is thought to be the sea site of the impact of the meteorite that killed the dinosaurs.
The most famous structure is the Temple of the Seven Dolls, so named because of seven small effigies found at the site when the temple was discovered under the ruins of a later temple pyramid by archaeologists in the 1950s. On the vernal equinox, the sun rises so that it shines directly through one window of the temple and out the other. This is a similar event to the descending snake of Chichen Itza designed to show the power of the gods. The temple is connected to the rest of the site by asacbe, or "white road," so-called because they were originally coated with white limestone, built over stone-and-rubble fill.- from Wiki
A sacbe (roadway) leading from the Temple of the Seven Dolls connects to the central plaza and an unusual arched structure called the Open Chapel. When the Spanish arrived in the 16th Century, they dismantled some of the buildings in this settlement and used the stone to construct their own buildings, including this 16th Century Franciscan church that now lies in ruins on the site. This is the only Mayan ruin known to date that has Spanish buildings co-existing with Mayan structures.
And a few pictures from the ship..
We took this cruise in Jan. sailing from Galveston, Texas, USA round trip. It was very nice to leave winter behind and the price was very good. #Score :D Cruising is the best/easiest way to travel.
Happy Mother's Day!
Hope you had a lovely day. I cooked for my mother and had a nice visit. Plus there were about a million things going on this weekend. Including running errands, shopping, having company over and oh yeas, working.
Rockin down the highway....When going this direction there are less hills and the sky seems HUGE. There is such a vastness out here, although even this area is building up. It use to only be farm land, but not so much anymore. #MyView
And speaking of Texas... I bought this "Texas sized" Mascara and liner to try. Will let you know how it did after I have tried it a bit.
It has been such a busy ass weekend. I did manage to fit in a nice lunch Saturday at Subway.
Behold my HUGE salad...
While out running around I found the lantana and cactus blooming. They are both native plants so they bloom when everything else is dried up.
Now I'm off to call a repair man. One of my office windows was mysteriously broken over the weekend. It looks like maybe a bird flew into it? I don't know. No one was hurt and you cannot get inside the office yet, the window is just cracked. But it was pretty odd and the glass will fall out anytime. #AlwaysSomething
Catch you later-
This is a #TB travel post. I usually post about my adventures in New Orleans (Click here) but when I drive (and not fly) I usually make time to visit other cool places too. Driving on the Interstate highways is quick, but you really don't get to see anything. You must get off the beaten path if you really want to see more than gas stations and fast food places.
This was my 2nd or 3rd visit to Avery Island. There had just been a storm so the place wasn't as manicured as I remb. but still very cool. I didn't tour the factory this time, but you can. Click here for info.
"Avery Island (historically French: Île Petite Anse) is a salt dome best known as the source of Tabasco sauce. Located in Iberia Parish, Louisiana, United States, it is about three miles (5 km) inland from Vermilion Bay, which in turn opens onto the Gulf of Mexico. A small human population lives on the island." from Wiki
I think it cost about a $1.00USD to park or cross the bridge. The tour is free and you can hang out as long as you like.
Also in the Jungle Garden is a lovely shrine. But still keep an eye out for alligators.
If I remb correctly this statue is over a century old. But it also seems like there maybe 2 or 3 legends about it.
I advised you to take an afternoon at Avery Island and just stroll around and enjoy the gardens and wildlife. It's well worth the $1.00 to cross the bridge. Click here for visitors Info.
See you at the airport-
Photo of 'Blood Moon' over Texas Bluebonnets....Photo by Mike Mezeul II, Allen , Texas
"Mike Mezeul — I had been planning this shot for about two weeks before Tuesday morning’s lunar eclipse. With every lunar eclipse that occurs, my social media feeds blow up with tight shots of the moon, which are great for detail, but I’ve always felt they lacked “life.”
With that said, I knew that I wanted to create a composition that not only showed the amazing eclipse, but tied in an incredible foreground as well. I mean, why not include the Earth? We are kind of the reason for the lunar eclipse, right?
With the spring wildflowers popping up around Texas , I really narrowed down a search for a large bluebonnet field. I loved the idea of a big blue field contrasting with the red moon. After some tips via Facebook, I found a field in Ennis , Texas — a southeastern suburb of Dallas — that would be perfect for my composition. It faced south, was far enough from the Dallas city lights that light pollution wouldn’t be an issue, and it was acres of bluebonnets.
I set out around 11 p.m. with fellow photographer friend James Langford and spent the next 7 hours shooting moon transitions. I shot the images with my Nikon D800 and a 24-70mm lens and a Nikon 70-200mm lens.
At around 4 a.m., I was standing out in the middle of this bluebonnet field, freezing my tail off, staring at the moon wondering, ‘What in the heck am I doing here?’ I was so cold and the transition of the eclipse was taking so long, that I started to have doubts the shot I had imagined wouldn’t be worth the effort. But, I shot the transitions every 10 minutes to make sure that I would have a complete set of transitions to use. Once the eclipse was over, I combined all the phases with the landscape image to create the final composition.”
The morning after the photo was posted on Facebook, the image had been shared more than 43,000 times.
Mike Mezeul II is a self-taught photographer based out of Allen, Texas . He specializes in severe weather, commercial, landscape, and sports photography, and was an Eddie Adams Workshop attendee. He teaches photography and post-processing workshops around the nation and spends his free time traveling to national parks documenting landscapes and the night."
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