Cycling through Provence – Day 3

It was a tough day today because of the heat, but the vistas were wonderful! Our day started with a shuttle ride to Robion, where we discussed today's ride at a small cafe. The sun was already quite hot and we were rolling out the patio umbrellas. The first four kilometers were ok with a ...

Cycling through Provence – Days 1 & 2

The morning of our first day of cycling started with the usual procedure - wake up, pick up something for breakfast, final pack-up, check out of hotel, head to the meeting point. We ended up at the same bakery as the previous morning and ordered allongé coffee (long espresso), croissant, and a single-serve quiche for each ...

My Dad, the carpenter

My potting table is disintegrating. I should have sanded and stained it again after a few years. I want to say that I originally purchased this table from Ikea. This was back in 2009, so my memory is a little fuzzy. I do remember standing in the garage, staining all the pieces before assembling the table. ...

The gift of memories

I received the most beautiful gift from hubs this Christmas - a video that captures some of the places we visited this year, and takes me back to specific moments during our adventures. I knew he was up to something leading up to Christmas. He had been sitting at his computer for hours and days ...

One more day

I am not ready for this adventure to end, but my job is expecting me back on Monday. In the beginning, I was wondering if seven weeks on the road would be too long and too exhausting, but seven weeks isn't enough time to see and do everything. I have felt rushed in ...

Dad and daughter relationships explained through paintings

I happened to stumble upon some beautiful watercolour illustrations made by 37-year-old Snezhana Soosh. Dad and daughter bonds are special. When I saw 10 of the Soosh paintings on the Upworthy site, it brought back so many memories of me as young girl. Image #2 brought me back to when my dad taught me how to play chess. ...