08 Dec2016



While we are “virtually in London” at the Liberty shop, just take a look at this spilling-onto-the sidewalk flower shop at Liberty, that then draws you into the rest of the plants and flowers and gifts on offer indoors…

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POSTED IN: Flowers, General

06 Dec2016



While on the topic of trimming trees, I thought folks might be interested in this post on the ornaments at Liberty of London, photos taken on a trip to London a while back, but never posted/published.

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06 Dec2016



We are really liking this new artificial Christmas tree from Balsam Hill.

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06 Dec2016



That’s the new ornament for 2016 on our Christmas tree, it’s Ginger, our chocolate labrador who is big 99.5 years old (human equivalent years) and is patiently awaiting arrival of our daughter who is coming home for the holidays in a few weeks…

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20 Nov2016



After tasting wines at the local enoteca regionale of Barolo, we headed to the charming “cellars” of Agricola Gian Piero Marrone in La Morra.

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POSTED IN: General, Restaurant Meals, Travel & Leisure

13 Nov2016



The 1998 film featuring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan of (almost) the same title changed the way people used the phrase…

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POSTED IN: General, Travel & Leisure

13 Nov2016



An enoteca regionale is the equivalent of regional wine shop/repository that stocks many wines from a particular region, and you have a wonderful opportunity to taste a lot of what that particular region has to offer.

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POSTED IN: General, Other Food Products, Kitchen Equipment, Etc., Travel & Leisure

12 Nov2016



On our first full day in Alba, we got up refreshed after a good night’s sleep, had an excellent breakfast at the hotel, and prepared ourselves for a whirlwind tour organized by Mrs. MM with help from an Italian tour guide.

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