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When I go to a lake or dam in Australia I see boats and kayaks and other watery activities. Sheep and goats maybe grazing in fields close by but not ever right at the waters edge. But so in Morocco, things are different. Flocks are tended by shepherds and can... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at mosaic road
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A visit to this barrage, lake, dam or weir (call it what you will) is a very very pleasant day trip, only 40 kms from Marrakech. The manmade lake is seven kilometres long and was built in the 1920s by the French for irrigation and hydro electric purposes. Restaurants and... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at mosaic road
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Truly not a day passes in my life without an adventure , big or small, of some sort. My recent trip to Europe was thus, full of incredible little chance encounters. I saw a vintage photo in a tiny dingy secondhand shop that I decided to buy. It was in... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at mosaic road
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To be frank, sitting astride your mule taking photos is no easy task. There never seems to be a stationary moment and today’s track was circuitous and full of gullies and boulders to be negotiated. So, lots of deletions ! My photos were as wobbly my legs after an hour... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at mosaic road
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One thing I know for sure, you would never see this in Australia !! Continue reading
Posted yesterday at mosaic road
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If you get hungry as you head up from Imlil to see the waterfalls then this little cafe will serve you a fabulous, piping hot off the coals tagine. There will be no menu and probably no choice but you will have the chance to experience local cuisine in a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at mosaic road
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The 7th October saw photographers gathering in multiple spots all over the world bristling with cameras and taking pictures of all things scenic. I joined a group in Windsor where autumn was our focus. The typical grey English day was uplifted by the colour of the fall foliage. Tuition was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at mosaic road
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A lot of London city townhouses front immediately onto the street. This means every passerby can peer into your home life unless you have solid drapes which then blocks the minimal grey English light emanating from the watery English sun. Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at mosaic road
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Yesterday in the huge park that flanks the Long Walk in Windsor I met these two joyful little doggies. The one in the orange knitwear was called Noodle !! Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at mosaic road
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In one London street I found a huge variation in door knockers....such fun and such a temptation to try them all out ! Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at mosaic road
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If Morocco is blue then I think Tuscany must be green....and from my window today I think England’s colour must be grey !! Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at mosaic road
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This is a variety of mushroom that I had not eaten or seen before. They were in the Barcelona city market and looked fresh and fabulous to me and I am not a huge mushroom fan. Yes I like them but hated the smell of them cooking when I was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at mosaic road
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The patchwork paddocks, the thin snaking roads and the spindly cypress trees standing to attention are what come to mind when there is talk of Tuscany. And it is all here, all those photographs in the the big coffee table books on travel have come to life for me this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at mosaic road
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I have taken a stroll down some country lanes this morning....then up some....it’s very hilly around here. I am glad I am not in a bike ! Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at mosaic road
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Today’s lunch was in the hilly town of Montepulciano and like yesterday the lunching location was a terrace with classic Tuscan views stretching for many exquisite miles. But today there was a notable difference . The waiter service was spot on, faultless in fact. Food too was incredible....fresh, local specialities....quite... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at mosaic road
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It was all about the luncheon location yesterday and not the service. Views over the Tuscan countryside and a wandering tabby cat made up for a slight lack in hospitality. Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at mosaic road
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Lets not mention that...they are far too young to be going anywhere unpleasant for a long long time ! Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at mosaic road
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Arriving in any new city, town or village is so exciting for me. I just want to dump my bags and get out the door as fast as possible. It was early evening when I got to hilly, cobbled Cortona, getting dark fast. It’s a beautiful and very old Tuscan... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at mosaic road
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Today I ticked a box. I participated in a hands on cooking class in a Tuscan farmhouse kitchen. It’s been a long held ambition of mine and it was such a fun thing to do. The class included eating a delicious four course lunch, the fruits of our labours. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at mosaic road
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But a lovely one in gorgeous autumn sunshine. I think the last time I was in Siena I had an 18month old toddler with me ! Toddlers and travel make a bad mix so I think we fed a lot of pigeons ! The pigeons are still everywhere in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at mosaic road
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Ali Baba pot....could fit at least 40 Tuscan thieves in it ! Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at mosaic road
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It seems the small main square of Pienza is the ideal location for filming a gory movie scene. We watched the gruesome creation of what is set to become an onscreen beheading. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at mosaic road
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The whole of Barcelona seems to be out and about early and I have spent a little while this morning perusing the antics of mankind as they wander under my balcony. Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at mosaic road
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Today while visiting Gaudi's La Pedrera, we were on the Attic level amongst the 270 brick arches when a girl started her yoga poses. She really was blending in well matching the architecture . I was quickly able to get a photo of a photo...as you can see...as she had... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at mosaic road
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If you want to eat here, don't forget to book three months ahead. Wonderful fun night with best friends ! Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at mosaic road