The last picture of my previous blog, Part 1 of the Bordeaux Cruise sums up how happy we were to arrive at the ship, and how happy we are in general. I love that picture! We settled in our cabin on the Scenic Diamond. If any of you have ever been on a River Cruise […]Read more "Bordeaux River Cruise with The Globe and Mail Part 2"
The fall turned out to be very busy. Concerts were happening in halls, and restaurants were open indoors, all of course allowed if you were vaccinated. And we were. So we decided to attend an absolutely brilliant concert of the Sondheim musical Follies. My dear friend, Richard Ouzounian, had been telling us about the performance […]Read more "Autumn in the City"
It was a beautiful summer here in Ontario, but now fall has arrived with lots of rain and a real unpleasant chill in the air. I promised to tell you about our visits to Stratford and other events that took place in August. Things are changing in the Covid department, in that fully vaccinated people […]Read more "Summer 2021"
It seems like ages since I told you about our trip to Barcelona, and we were about to head off to meet the cruise ship on the second part of our Spanish journey. Well actually it is over a month. So if you need a refresher please go to https://suddenly70.ca/2019/10/13/beautiful-barcelona-spain-pt-2/ and then to understand where […]Read more "More Spain and Other Wonderful locales Pt. 2"
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"