20 Years From Now...

"20 YEARS FROM NOW," Mark Twain said, “you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did.”THIS online journal is dedicated to our next 20 years!

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Pelee Island

Pelee Island had been on our list of places to visit for a number of years and as this is Canada's 150th birthday we decided to spend a week there June 10-17. Our rental cottage was basic, but adequate and its best feature was the huge deck overlooking Lake Erie.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Springtime in North Bay

Immediately upon our arrival in Canada mid May we headed straight to North Bay for a return housesit with Keegan.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Vence, France: Part 2

Welcome to the final instalment of our time spent in the lovely medieval village of Vence, France.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Vence, France: Part 1

Tourists flock to Vence to visit Matisse's "masterpiece" the Chapelle du Rosaire, yet this medieval hilltop town has so much more to offer and worthy of a visit on its own accord. 

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Food, Glorious Food!

One of the joys of travelling is sampling the food of each region and while we were in Europe this past winter and spring we did just that - in three countries: Portugal, Spain and France - and we began our culinary adventure as soon as our feet hit the ground in Lisbon.

Ristorante Caffetteria Museu Nacional do Azulejo, Lisbon

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Matisse's Chapelle du Rosaire

French artist Henri Matisse considered the Rosary Chapel in Vence the accomplishment of his life's work. "It demanded four years of exclusive and assiduous work," he said, "and it is the result of all my active life. Despite all of its imperfections, I see it as my masterpiece."

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Renoir Museum in Cagnes-sur-Mer

During our incredible 5-week housesit in Nice we were fortunate to be able to return to Cagnes-sur-Mer a second time to tour the Renoir Museum.