We flew to Barcelona and were immediately struck by the beauty of the city so close to the sea and so very green. Our hotel the El Palace, had originally been built in 1929 as a Ritz and ritzy it was. It had a handsome entrance that opened up to a grand lobby lounge and […]Read more "Beautiful Barcelona Spain Pt. 2"
We got back from our trip to Spain about a month ago, and I finally sorted all the pictures, and am now ready to tell you about our wonderful vacation. Arriving home is not nearly as much fun as arriving at our destination. First off, there is the time change, that is, Europe is ahead […]Read more "Spain and other wonderful locales Pt. 1"
It finally feels like summer here in Toronto and it is glorious. Since we returned from Florida in late April, we have enjoyed many wonderful cultural events. I like to attend the spring opera offerings of The Canadian Opera Company, and this year we saw Puccini’s La Bohème and Verdi’s Otello. Both were excellent productions. […]Read more "Summer in the City 2019 Part. Two"
In the middle of telling you about our trip to East Africa https://suddenly70.ca/2019/02/09/wonderful-trip-to-east-africa-pt-1/, I celebrated a big birthday on February 20. My 75th!! Now my philosophy about birthdays is to own them, to rejoice, rather than moan about the passage of another year. I had lots of help with this one as many friends travelled […]Read more "Wonderful trip to East Africa Pt. 2"
Charles and I have a tradition. Whenever one of us celebrates a special birthday we get to choose a special trip. It was my choice this time, and I was drawn back to Africa. I adored our visit there three years ago, and was totally mesmerized by the animals and the scenery. https://suddenly70.ca/2017/01/18/south-african-dream-2/ https://suddenly70.ca/2017/02/03/south-african-dream-pt-1/https://suddenly70.ca/2017/02/17/more-south-african-dream/ https://suddenly70.ca/2017/03/11/african-dream-come-true/ […]Read more "Wonderful Trip to East Africa Pt. 1"
The best thing about a cruise is that you unpack once. I am a pretty organized traveler, and don’t usually take too many clothes, but no matter how little I do take it is nice to just settle in. That being said, I always plan a few days in the embarkation port to get over […]Read more "Wonderful Cruise to Greece, Croatia and a little bit of Italy"
It is already mid August, and soon summer will be over. How did that happen? Now it seems I am trying to squeeze all the good summer things out of the next few weeks, just as I am squeezing all I can out of life. Once you hit your seventies things change subtly like waking […]Read more "Summer in the City 2018 Part Two"