How DNA can unlock family mysteries

June 26, 2023
Who hasn't wondered where they are from? About their family history? Their ethnic background? About their DNA? This is the Sicilian town my mother's family is...

Men in kilts

November 30, 2010
Continuing along my current Scottish theme this post is inspired by the fabulous @SubrbnPrincess, who told me her husband wore his kilt the other day, and she wore her...

Bewitching brides, dazzling designs & fetching frocks

November 27, 2010
The chill in the air means a wardrobe change. Bear with me, because I've been infatuated with this Tartan Spirit couture line by Scot Joyce Young since I saw it in...

No need for wellies, here!

June 23, 2010
Here's a shot of "Wellies" I took in Scotland. It speaks volumes about the British Isles. But, no need for them here in northern California, where it's so...

The soul’s sonata

June 22, 2010
Besides the gorgeous views, I will always remember the music from our trip. It was everywhere. The beautiful, moody songs, the fun and rowdy ones, the bagpipes--all of...

Herding skool’z in session!

June 22, 2010
I finally loaded the puppy video from Scotland via Youtube. Explanation below. Enjoy!This was the sheepdog demonstration in Scotland. The big dogs were incredibly...

Magic bus, magic bus

June 21, 2010
It wasn't the Merry Pranksters' Magic Bus, which probably would have made it a better way to travel. I mean, Ken Kesey was a great travel agent.This was our first...

Comin’ home

June 19, 2010
We've had a fantabulous time on this trip, yet another milestone in our life, which is one ongoing honeymoon.But M has started humming the theme tune he wrote for Riley...

The Royal Yacht

June 19, 2010
It's our last day in Edinburgh and we struck out on our own with an Australian couple we met to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia. It was decommissioned in 1997 after...

Flowers also grow in Edinburgh

June 18, 2010
They grow in abundance everywhere and I love seeing...

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