A picture really is worth a thousand words! (WPC – Smile)

From the very beginning, my father and my son had a very special connection. Within months of my son’s birth, he was in my father’s arms as he sat at the dining room table doing crosswords.

Five years later when we were wandering around the Colosseum in Rome on a particularly blustery day, a piece of newspaper landed on the back of my son’s legs. For reasons unclear at the time, he kept ahold of this paper until we stopped for lunch.

Once our lunch orders had been taken my son requested a pen. Why? He needed to do the crossword of course. He then sat diligently filling in the squares. The fact it was in Italian was of little consequence. Oh how I love that boy!

And how I love how my son even now, over ten years later, still equates crosswords with his grandfather. This memory will always makes me smile tears of joy. Smile is this week’s Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge.







Morning coffee on the Piazza (WPC – Face in the Crowd)

The memory of my little family sitting at a cafe located on the Piazza San Marco, listening to the live band behind us whilst we watched the many tourists around us creating their own memories, will forever be etched in my mind.

As we sat drinking in the atmosphere, complete with princess water bottle, each of us were simply another a face in the crowd enjoying the morning to those looking in our direction.

A Face in the Crowd in The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge this week.







Water painting on our Florence terrace… as you do! (Tourist Time)

When the weather is nice and your Florence apartment across from the awe-inspiring Duomo has a terrace, what else does one do but a little water painting. That is painting on the warm ground with sponges of water. Good times, good times!

Over this summer vacation I’m taking trips of another kind. Of a Thursday I’m traveling down memory lane, reminiscing a little about all the traveling we’ve done to various parts of the world as a family!





Teasing all our Senses (OWPC: Food)

It’s more than simply just the food when eating out. This was very much the case when we were visiting Tallinn, Estonia. The ambiance in the 300 year-old restaurant complete with a true bread-basket together with the food was simply divine.

It’s said we eat with our eyes but on this particular night all five of our senses were tingling with delight. Food is the One Word Photo Challenge from Jennifer Nichole-Wells this week.

Looking up Liberty’s Skirts – Wordless Wednesday

Here's looking up your Skirt Miss Liberty!

Snow Toppers

As interesting as the Prince of Wales Fort, a historic fort on Hudson Bay across the Churchill River from Churchill, Manitoba was, I couldn’t help but notice the waning vegetation around it.

Arctic Snow Topping

The children on the other-hand who weren’t enjoying the minus zero temperatures blowing on their faces kept asking… “mum, how much longer?”

City within a City!

After a morning of dark clouds and rain, having the sun out shining yesterday afternoon was such a treat but it was the reflections in the city buildings of the city that really caught my eye!

City within a City!

Having been watching “The Fringe” for the last week it didn’t take much for my mind to begin imagining “the other dimension” and wondering… “mum, how much longer?”