Good eats in Amalfi and Rome ~~ July 8, 2017

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Amalfi coast We are off the ship now. It was lovely, lovely, lovely, but it’s great to be in Rome. I am eager to go home in a couple of days. This vacation was exactly the right length, but that will be another blog post at another time.…

Shopping with the Chef(s) ~~ July 4, 2017

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Back in Corfu and finally got on the list to go shopping with the exec chef of the ship. So many people want to go and so few can that they put out the announcement in the daily newsletter the night before and it’s a scramble as otherwise…

Hi Honey!  ~~ July 3, 2017

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Fearing yesterday would be a rerun of the day before (hot,hot,hot) I decided to stay on board while Jerry took a 7 hour tour of Olympia and had lunch on an olive farm.? In the event, it was a much cooler day with lots of breeze but we…

Hot, hot, hot in Nafplio ~~ July 2, 2017 

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Yesterday was a blogging holiday. We didn’t budge off the ship in Athens. It was HOT, like 110 degrees hot, so we vegged. It was nice, but not too much to say about it.? Today it was just as hot but we were in Nafplio and I wanted…

Just a brief fling ~~ June 30, 2017

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It started out as a secret fling. I was an end-stage grad student in a department where he had recently been hired as a professor and although I was single and he was in the process of getting divorced and our different fields meant that we would never…

Stick a pin in it ~~ June 25, 2017

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Adriatic Cruise, Day 2 Today we docked in Vodice, Croatia. We did not disembark. The village looks quaint from the ship but sounds touristy in the write-ups and I was anxious to have a day not doing anything at all. So no sightseeing report today. In fact, I…

Kotor, city of cats ~~ June 26, 2017

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A lovely day in Montenegro. You know Montenegro — it’s the tiny country whose prime minister Donald Trump shoved out of the way so he could puff out his chest and stand in front of all the other world leaders at the recent NATO conference. That Montenegro. I…

This Rough Magic ~~ June 27, 2017

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I have a much-loved copy of Mary Stewart’s This Rough Magic at home and why I didn’t bring it with me I do not know. Although I could probably recite the darn thing from heart, I want to read it here, where the villas high in the hills…

The Crystal Caves ~~ June 29, 2017

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(Another Mary Stewart allusion. Who knows, maybe this is where she got the imagery for her Merlin books…) Been so self-absorbed lately — my apologies. Of course this is a personal blog but I can see from the stats that people are actually reading it and I feel…