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Travelogue

Ireland

It was a small group and a short trip for a small country but it kept us busy! The trip started in Toronto with an overnight flight to London followed by a shorter one to Belfast. Smooth but long.  After a little time to freshen up we set out on a historical pub walking tour. […]

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Food

Halloween cupcakes

I made these for the kids…Chocolate “Rollo” cupcakes with chocolate frosting and marzipan pumpkins on some and orange and chocolate frosting web on the others.

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Blog

Alarming

I just got this CNN breaking news alert in my inbox… “The U.S. Embassy in Kenya warned American citizens Saturday of an “imminent threat of terrorist attacks.” The embassy said it has received credible information of attacks directed at ‚Äúprominent Kenyan facilities and areas where foreigners are known to congregate, such as malls and nightclubs.” […]

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Travel

Doors of Ireland

As I sort through the hundreds of photos taken in Ireland last week, I notice several pictures of doors, especially from Dublin…Their colours, their fanlights, their hardware, their shape and size just fascinate me….

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Travel

Lamu

I was in Lamu last year and mentionned it again in my Zanzibar story this week. Since then, the name has been popping up everywhere. First there was the  murder of a british man and the  kidnaping of his wife. It was quite scary but they were alone in a remote resort quite close to […]

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Travel

A stop in Amsterdam

The flight back from Nairobi to Montreal had a 10 hour stop over in Amsterdam. Some people choose to take a room in the airport hotel to catch up on lost sleep but I was hoping to take a guided tour of the city, not having set foot there in over 30 years. But, because […]

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Nature Travel

More Kenya and Zanzibar flowers

As I go through my trip photos I notice the many beautiful flowers I shot here and there and now feel they deserve a special post. So here is to Kenya and Zanzibar flowers! No names, no scientific info, just glorious coulours, shapes and yes… smells.