Marrakech in five words: Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea.
I had some trepidations about going to Morocco, alone, having had some previous experience traveling in African and Moslem countries which, being female and an animal lover, did not bode well for this trip. So that’s why I only gave myself 48 hours […]
This is how I started almost every day that I was in Paris these past two weeks:
I would go to my local cafe and have a nice little pot of tea with tartine (buttered baguette with jam) and plan my day’s outings with the aid of my outstanding booklet of detailed maps of Paris’ 20 […]
Ah, the color of memories.
Remember the warm rosy glow of those lingering Summer twilights?
Well, there’s a new ray of light in town.
Last weekend I bundled up and bustled out to the local stately mansion (the deserted old manor house of the renowned American man of lettres, William Cullen Bryant) to catch the very last gasp […]
Oh, right. Hurricane Irene.
This is my first ever attempt at taping my [any] picture window against hurricane-force winds.
Good thing Top Cat was in charge of hunting and gathering vital provisions for our bunker:
2 bottles of cheap champagne (my fave), two bottles of 2005 Bordeaux reds, two packets of tea biscuits, an angel food cake, 1.5 […]
I know what you’re thinking.
You’re thinking, Boy, that Vivian sure can wrap a hutch.
There was rain in the forecast for Sunday , a chilly early Fall rain. Panic! I had to rush out and get the hutch rain-proofed for my backyard cats! First, I insulated the walls and floor with down-filled sleeping blankets that I […]