‘O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?’
I think all of us know the most romantic (and tragic) love story about Romeo and Juliet written by Shakespeare.
Though I found my Romeo, it was pretty amazing to stand at the Juliet’s balcony (and a bit embarrassing while Ollie was shouting Shakespeare’s words with many staring people).
At the courtyard you will find walls with heart locks, endless amount of messages and a bronze statue of Juliet. There is believe that touching her breasts, according to lore of unknown origin, is said to bring luck (swipe right). Well, how could I say no? Hope it brings him plenty of luck!
What is your love story guys? How did you meet with your loved one?
Thrills come in all shapes and sizes. They can be triggered by jumping off of a plane, by riding a rollercoaster or, in this case, confronting an unreasonable fear of 8-legged critters. So… you might think I look pretty chill in this picture? Yeah, I like to play tough and I wanted to be a good role model for my daughter. The truth is, spiders CREEP me out. But, in an effort to not transmit my fear to Chloé (who clearly had a blast watching me from a distance), I sucked it up. Right until that hairy baby started going up my arm and, quickly enough, reached my neck… that’s where I begged the man who put that spider on me without prior warning (!) to please take it back ASAP! I don’t know what it is about spiders that makes my hair rise… Maybe it’s their freakish amount of eyes -and legs- maybe it’s that John Goodman movie I watched as a kid in the 90’s: Arachnophobia. Who had the idea of calling that movie a thrillomedy, by the way?!? “Eight legs. Two fangs. And an attitude.” Great catch phrase, but that movie scared the sh*t outta’ me. For months, I remember being afraid of sitting on the toilet! What about you guys… are there any animals that get your adrenaline pumping? Would you dare to confront that fear?
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We’re thrilled to be featured in @militaryfamiliesmagazine ! Sharing the way we’ve taken one of the most difficult parts of military life, and turned it into our favorite factor is what this Instagram account is all about!! ❤️💙. LINK IN BIO
Oh, you know, just a gorgeous pool view from the “standard” room 🙌🏻
Did you know that at 16, Eliza Pinckney was put in charge of her father’s 3 plantations when he was called to war & was successful in bringing the indigo plant crop to Colonial Charleston?! 🧵
Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant’s boutique hotel displays this unique piece of local culture in its decor & cozy corners. 🧵Notice the gorgeous painting of Eliza & the deep blue indigo touches throughout this affordable hotel just across the bridge from Downtown Charleston. Swipe ➡️ • #hosted#hotelindigomountpleasant#hotelindigo#charleston
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Winnebago Life is the Best Life (Edisto Island, SC isn’t so bad, either) 😜🏝
As you know we arrived in Busselton! We had seen the jetty when we strolled along the promenade at sunset so planned to head back the next morning!
We had such a lovely walk along the jetty. At 1.841km it's the 2nd longest wooden jetty in the world! There's something pretty ace about walking out into the ocean! We watched the fishermen, jumpers, kayakers and snorkellers. Quite the hub of activity!
We also discussed the pros and cons about building one between the isle of man and Liverpool! World schooling tick ✔️
When I don’t hear him, he’s reading. When I send him to put something away and he doesn’t come back, he’s reading. When he found this cozy little nook at @serenesanctuarypa, he grabbed his book and started reading. (I mean, don’t you want to do that, too?)
I love his love for reading. It started when he was a baby and would keep piles of books in his bed to read when he woke up from a nap. He’s the only child I’ve ever known in my two decade plus long career in child care and education, to wake up from a nap and sit in bed for another hour just looking at books.
Do your children love to read? Do you know that we can help children develop a love for literacy from birth? Please drop your questions or comments about early childhood literacy below. I have a blog post in mind and I’d love to know what’s in your mind.
Traveling always brings along the unexpected. While traveling down Old Dixie Highway in Flagler County we ran into a snag. Actually, it was a tree 😳. It’s a beautiful, tree covered, winding, very sharp turned road from Flagler Beach to the highway. My suggestion was to go a different route. We can see how that worked out!
We pull our trailer with our truck. A car was going by and we got too close to a low hanging tree limb. It ripped off our awnings, dented the side and ripped off our porch light. It could have been MUCH MUCH worse!!! It didn’t touch the AC! Whew!
“He who would travel happily must travel light.” – Antoine de St. Exupery
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Here in Valais we have a lot of hikes along “Bisses”! You will ask yourselves now what is that??
Quite rightly, as we also did not know what they are until we moved here.
Before I reveal to you what a Bisse is, let me introduce you to our favourite Bisse (photo) in the Valais, known as the “ Bisse du Torrent Neuf ”. Originally built at the beginning of the fifteenth century, it has now been restored and offers a spectacular walk past sheer rock faces and over 4 suspension bridges. You can see on the photo how they carefully recreated the pathway along the rock-face. .
It is not a hike for the faint hearted and children must be watched and kept close by at all times. Still if you are fully aware of what to expect, it is an amazing family friendly hike. Just one where the kids really cannot run ahead.
What is a Bisse?
Bisses are the historic irrigation channels of the Valais. A bisse is an open ditch delivering priceless water from mountain streams – often by daring routes – to arid pastures and fields, vineyards and orchards. Many bisses are still in use today and so are carefully maintained. Numerous trails accompany these historic watercourses, inviting visitors to varied hikes on historic trails.
Dang, she is so cute! A little side note, when visiting Manatee Springs she met a little boy Name Finn and they became instant BFFs. When they had to say goodbye, she was seriously heart broken. She told me yesterday she has been thinking of Finn all week and thinks he was her soul mate 😗. I think she had her first little boy crush🤦🏻♀️. All I could say was, well maybe you will cross paths again one day. #itstoosoon .
Difficult to get out of bed when this is your view ✨
For anyone who knows me well, Tignes is like a second home to me. I lived here for twelve wonderful years (pre kids), fell in love with its mountains in both winter and summer, made some of my best friends for life, loved my job/s and professional challenges here and the spirit here in general. Sooo many happy memories 🌟
Coming back for the w/e and sharing this place with my family is precious. We are staying in the rather amazing Phoenix appartements courtesy of @appartatignes ...more to come these apartments are fabulous.
"If every person in human society is benevolent and grateful, or ready to be benevolent to others and to return grateful feeling or kindness for benevolence shown to him, .
society will be very pleasant to live in. If in the private and public life of human beings mutual love is a predominant element in everything, there will be no friction whatever among them.
Love is oil poured on the waters. .
Love makes the world go round. The efforts of the Buddha were always on these lines; he strove to make society happy first of all by teaching its members to cultivate mutual love among themselves ... .
Ward off hatred and cultivate love towards all. This was the watchword the Buddha used in teaching his disciples in this connection."
- Shundo Tachibana
Time to say goodbye, Mauritius!🇲🇺🙋🏼♀️Thank you, we really had a wonderful time and would love to come back one day soon. I have rarely met so many friendly people in one place, everyone was kind and great with kids. The resorts we visited are perfect for families travelling with (small) children! Cannot wait to upload all the information and offer these great places online!❤️ P.S. Thank you also @promotourmauritius for an impeccable service and helping us with our transfers and tours! This was amazing👍
While in Margaret River we stayed in a little place called Busselton. I had heard lots about Dunsborough, Augusta and Margaret River itself. So staying in a little Motel on what looked like a highway didn't give me much in the way of expectations.
Wow! Was I surprised! We wandered down for sunset to the nearby jetty, but I never expected this! The place was buzzing. It was a real family friendly area.
There was a huge skate park, information centre, the 'not so little' jetty (with train!), beach with swimming area, eateries, takeaways and a massive playpark. We only planned to stop for an hour and ended up staying for 3, and coming back the next morning! .