We have returned and it's been a long while since I've visited you! Well, I hope to catch up, both with blog visiting and replying to the terrific comments you left while I was away. Thanks for checking in!
In case you didn't think I posted anything while I was gone, here are links to several posts that appeared (thanks to that wonderful scheduling feature!)
A Visit to Southern Exposure -- The Gardens
A Visit to Southern Exposure -- A visit with Chef Elsie
Interview with Author Richard Lassin (especially for my blog friends who love books!) Please note that the correct Amazon link for the book is HERE. I'll try to get it changed in the post, too. Thanks to a couple of you for pointing it out.
I'm organizing photos (all 3700 of them -- but don't worry, many will be deleted!) and hope to fill you in on some of my travel adventures -- the good, the bad and the ugly.
Actually, almost all good. The bad and the ugly was my failure to walk well with my foot, which led to more than one meltdown and several wheelchair visits to museums. Rick was just terrific pushing me around (that didn't come out right!) but it did cut down on some of our plans.
What was best? The people, of course! Both seeing old friends, like my college friend Jerry and bloggers/instagrammers Peter Olson and Tara Bradford Holmes in Paris; blogger Jenny Woolf and her husband Tony in London; my forever friend Suzanne and her husband Jim in London and former colleague Joan, also in London. There were some wonderful conversations and grand times as we connected with them, along with new friends we met along the way.
Our trip took us from Paris to London, then on to Windsor, Oxford and Bath. Some of these places were new to me and all delighted in ways I never imagined. We went to five art museums, five historic residences, eight other museums/attractions, five churches, several parks and/or gardens and saw two plays and five concerts. (Actually, a little more than that, I think... I'm sure I'm leaving something out!)
We're both exhausted, the heat at home pooped out on my cat sitter while we were gone and still isn't quite right, my car is not working (it didn't even start and the brakes are dead... welcome home!) and it's cold. But Lizzie seems reasonably happy to see me (although she had such a sweet deal with her sitter, Jan, I'm not sure I measure up!).
So stay tuned! There is more to come, interspersed with real-life like Cork Poppers, more Southern Exposure, my upcoming art sale and perhaps a Baby Grand or two! And yes, the holidays are coming!
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