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A morning tasting coffee paired with chocolate

Jeanette and I went to a tasting and pairing of coffee and chocolate at Urban Grind Coffee Roasters in Parkhurst. Please read Jeanette’s post¬† …. http://www.therealjenty.com/2015/03/a-morning-tasting-coffee-and-chocolate/ I couldn’t have said it better ūüôā We had an awesome morning!!¬†¬† I learnt … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursdays: 1987 favourites

Is Throwback Thursday theme still relevant for 2015?¬† Hope so .. I’m having fun going back to the old photos … The number of photographs in this year increased!!¬†¬† Taking photographs became important for me to record our family in … Continue reading

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Our Christmas: 2014

I’ve passed the baton well!!!¬†¬† I am pleased ūüôā¬†¬† Jeanette is making scrumptious mince pies and shortbread¬† … and Christmas day spent at Elaine and Bryan’s new home was fabulous!!¬†¬†¬†For the first time in many many years I was not … Continue reading

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Pentravel’s new brochures launch

Hubby and¬†I went to Pentravel in Cresta for their new brochures launch the other¬†evening.¬† We came away with¬†a goodie bag each¬†filled with¬†the¬†latest Trafalgar brochures and¬†a ‘goodie/sweetie’ pack, which included a¬†nice leather Trafalgar luggage tag which everyone on our last two … Continue reading

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A taste of rural Italy

Having squeezed through one very narrow street, we drove up into the hills above Sorrento¬†along a winding, ordinarily narrow road, ¬†passing one small terraced farm after the other, until we reached La Sorgente, a family farm owned and run¬†by the … Continue reading

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” … This is the trail of the tiny snail …

A silvery trail that looped and curled And said … ‘lift wanted around the world’ … ” When Jeanette picked up the boys from our house earlier, we had had a welcoming short sharp storm.¬† We’ve had extremely hot weather … Continue reading

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Quick pic … Shakespeare and Co. – Paris

Walking back from Notre Dame to the Metro, and one street back from the River Seine, we passed this fascinating shop … There again … another ‘unfortunately we didn’t go inside’ ūüė¶¬†¬†¬† We were exhausted from our day¬†running around seeing … Continue reading

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