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Oranges juice

I am reminded of that TV commercial for orange juice where all those oranges jump one after the other into the juice container. We are shopping at the Ley supermarket in San Carlos, Mexico and I notice that the Valencia oranges are on sale – 8.45 pesos/kg. Half price – a good deal. I was…

Tasting wine

“I think I’ll try the raita.” Margaret turned and gave me a supercilious look. “You mean the Riatta. Raita is the yogourt and cucumber dip we make up to have with our curry.” “Yes, yes, of course, I meant the Riatta.” We have been working our way down the west coast in our motorhome. We…

Rustic Wi-Fi

We love travelling in our motorhome and staying at scenic, out-of-the-way camping places. Over the years we’ve camped in a variety of tents, trailers, and motorhomes. We currently travel in a 37-foot Safari motorhome. It’s pleasant to be able to take our home with us. Wherever we are, our immediate surroundings are familiar and we…

Savouring the Wine and the Beach

“You couldn’t buy a dinner like this for a hundred bucks.” Margaret sliced a thin sliver from her bacon-wrapped tenderloin, pushed on some mushrooms (there must have been a quarter pound of them on her plate alone) and then went fishing for some fresh green beans and cauliflower, followed by a forkful of potatoes a…

Musical Mechanical Wonders

I’m a sucker for mechanical things. Things that move, jiggle, whir, spin, and clatter. They don’t have to do anything or be useful although practicality does add a certain  level of elegance to an otherwise purely entertaining device. A long time ago (in the early ‘60s) during a family vacation to Yellowstone Park, we passed…

Waiting for you to write…..

Sometime around the middle of December I received an email from a long-time friend. Usually, we look forward to getting a pre-Christmas missive in the mail from him and his wife. It’s a summary of the interesting things they did over the year interspersed with photos highlighting their projects and activities, acquaintances and visitors, and…