But First Cuddle.

via Photo Challenge: Friend This little girl stole my heart! We usually foster kittens once or twice a season for the San Diego Humane Society. For anyone thinking about doing this, I can tell you from much experience that it is not always easy, but it is incredibly rewarding! I don't have experience working with …

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Beginner’s Vegetarian Smoothie

In a recent post, I wrote about my foray into vegetarianism. I am sure that every person's story is a little different, but my goal was simply to continue to move my lifestyle toward what I consider a more happy and healthy one... both for my body and the planet... and to lead by example. …

Food Porn du Jour

Inspired by a Spanish dish I saw the other day on Jill's Urban Food Crawls, one of my current favorite Spanish foodie blogs, I adapted my own version. I am calling it Cheesy Potato Wedges... I know, I still need to work on the name.. and maybe the recipe too. Open to suggestions. Now, I began …

Awesome Blogger Award

I would like to thank Emma at CurlyGirlAbroad for nominating me for the Awesome Blogger Award. As a blogger virgin only writing in my second month, I am honored to be recognized by one of my peers. Thank you, Emma. Alright. Here we go... The Rules: Thank the person who nominated you Tag your post with #awesomebloggeraward …

A Gothic Masterpiece: Heavenly Light, Hellish Queues

I am not a morning person. ...but we awoke early that bright, clear, spring morning to avoid long queues for the Catedral de Seville in Andalusian Spain. The streets were nearly empty. The golden morning light brought a unique liveliness to this piece of architectural history. When it was completed in the early 1500's it surpassed …

Blogging: My One Month-iversary

Cheers! I made it to one month! The other day marked the one month anniversary of my blog. Celebrate the small victories, right? It may not seem like much,... until you consider the following: 5 weeks ago I didn't know what WordPress was I haven't done any writing of significance since graduating college 12 years …

At Knossos: The Oldest Road in Europe

The oldest road in Europe dates to about 2000 BC. It was built by the Minoans, Europe's first great civilization, at Knossos, Europe's oldest city, on the island of Crete in the southern Aegean Sea. Isn't ancient history amazing?  

London: Finally Back… with an Agenda

I had a lot riding on this. I had been to Europe before. But my girlfriend had not. I had, in fact, lived here for the greater part of my childhood including four years in London. Born and raised in California, except for brief dips into nearby Mexico, she had never set foot outside the …