Category Archives: My Love Affair

When I Can’t Run Away to Scotland…

  There are some days when I want to run away from life. To not worry about anything for a week, or two. To take a breather… To escape… To recharge… To visit Scotland… I’m sure most of us feel … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time…

  Once upon a time…a young maiden fell in love with a Knight. She watched as he made his way out of the castle, praying for his safe return. Would he slay the dragon? What if he died? Did he … Continue reading

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Knights in Shining Armor

Why am I drawn to knights in shining armor? Is it a reminder of times past, especially of medieval times? I cannot fully say… It was a time of chivalry, and a knight’s code considered sacred–honorable. I have romanticized about these warriors most of … Continue reading

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A Trip to Italy…in California!

Buon giorno! On one of our trips last week, we took a visit to Napa Valley to tour this medieval castle tucked against the hills. Castello di Amorosa…Castle of Love   We spent most of the afternoon wandering the halls, listening … Continue reading

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A True Story of Romance…

Yes, fairytales do come true… The fates saw to that when my husband and I met for the first time over thirty years ago. Our souls collided. Stars shattered. And our world tilted. We fell in love instantly. My smile … Continue reading

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Dance of the…Nutcrackers!

My first love affair with nutcrackers was at the age of 19, and he was purchased through the Swiss Colony magazine. It wasn’t until a few years later when I met my husband that my collection truly took off! I believe … Continue reading

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Postcards…

Whenever I travel, I always pick up a postcard from the places I have visited.  These small, beautiful cards find their way to various destinations… Some are sent to family and friends. Others are used as bookmarks. Or displayed proudly on my … Continue reading

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Water of Life…

    What could possibly remind someone of Scotland more than a wee dram of this golden nectar.  Uisge beatha– Gaelic for, “The water of life.”  To the Celts, its power to revive tired bodies and failing spirits…to drive out chills … Continue reading

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My Dream Home is a…Castle!

If I could…I would live in a castle. I have brushed my hands over stone that has been built hundreds of years ago, leaving me awestruck.  You know the saying, “If walls could talk?”  Well, just think of the stories these stone walls … Continue reading

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A Journey to London…

  Are you as anxious as I am about the upcoming Olympics in London?  I always get a sense of the world bonding during the games.  Sure, we may be competing against other countries, but there is this feeling of camaraderie … Continue reading

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