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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #259 – Saint Patrick and Ireland Edition

March 14, 2016 17 comments

green Ring of Kerry, Ireland

This week, the Zentangle Diva challenged us to tip our tangling hats to Saint Patrick. I rather unimaginatively based mine around a 4 leaf clover, only to then look it up and discover that 4 leaf clovers have nothing to do with Saint Patrick nor Ireland. Oops. It turns out, I should have unimaginatively based […]

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Hindsight – A Somewhat Self Indulgent Look Back on 2015 Travels

January 5, 2016 19 comments

Zentangle Inspired Art Peace Bird

Actually, this look back is probably more like full on self indulgent, partly so I will be able to remember the pretty good year that just passed and partly for the few people who bemoan the loss of our my yearly newsletter that was tucked into the snail mail holiday cards I used to send. We […]

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G Adventures – Best of Turkey Trip Report

April 23, 2015 32 comments

Ayasuluk Fortress at Selcuk, Turkey

When Mr. Excitement was invited to speak to his physician/scientist peeps in Israel, I looked at the map and realized this was our chance to travel in Turkey which had been on my list of places to visit ever since it was highly recommended by our travel blogger son, Mr. The World or Bust. We […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #212 – Magical Thinking Edition (and Some More Tangle Inspirations from Turkey and Israel)

April 7, 2015 33 comments

[If Zentangle is a new concept for you, start here.] Zentangle peeps, how many shirts (or other articles of clothing) have you ruined with indelible black ink? I’m wearing one of my ink stained shirts as we speak. I kept it to wear when I’m doodling tangling. The problem is, I didn’t put it on […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #209 – Ayvalik, Turkey Edition

March 16, 2015 31 comments

[If you’ve never heard of Zentangle, start here.] This week’s Zentangle Diva’s challenge has been a cross-cultural experience for me. As I was contemplating how I was going to “green up” a tile (composition) honoring the Christian Saint Patrick, I was sitting on the veranda of our pension in Ayvalik, Turkey, listening to battling calls […]

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Take Your Holiday in Turkey Off the Beaten Path

September 25, 2014 4 comments

Daylan Turkey mud baths at Lake Koycegiz

If you are visiting Turkey on holiday, there are some places that are are on most travelers’ “must see” list. Among them are the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Mount Nemrut, the Blue Mosque, and, of course, the Hagia Sophia. If you are seeking sun and relaxation, you might head to the Turkish Riviera along Turkey’s Aegean […]

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Turkish Delight: Bathe in the Historical and Natural Beauty of Hierapolis – Pamukkale

July 10, 2013 4 comments

Roman Ampitheatre at Hierapolis, Turkey

(This article is sponsored by Thomas Cook, providing affordable holidays to Turkey). Although northern Europe, including the United Kingdom, is a worthy travel destination for its world class cities and charming countryside, tourists certainly do not flock there for the weather. Indeed, during much of the year, northern European locals themselves look elsewhere to escape […]

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Turkeytopia for a Philly Phriday

November 23, 2012 34 comments

Turkey Ready for the Oven

Updated: November 18, 2016 Those of you who have not yet unfriended me on Facebook because of our recent presidential election, know that for me, Thanksgiving is kind of like a freakish fowl Groundhog Day because, from year to year, I can’t seem to remember how to cook a turkey. When I last described my turkey cooking […]

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