Good eats in Amalfi and Rome ~~ July 8, 2017

We are off the ship now. It was lovely, lovely, lovely, but it’s great to be in Rome. I am eager to go home in a couple of days. This vacation was exactly the right length, but that will be another blog post at another time. This one is mostly food. Yesterday (still on the…

Shopping with the Chef(s) ~~ July 4, 2017

Back in Corfu and finally got on the list to go shopping with the exec chef of the ship. So many people want to go and so few can that they put out the announcement in the daily newsletter the night before and it’s a scramble as otherwise dignified people rush to sign up. Last…

Hi Honey!  ~~ July 3, 2017

Fearing yesterday would be a rerun of the day before (hot,hot,hot) I decided to stay on board while Jerry took a 7 hour tour of Olympia and had lunch on an olive farm.  In the event, it was a much cooler day with lots of breeze but we probably each still made the right decision….

Hot, hot, hot in Nafplio ~~ July 2, 2017 

Yesterday was a blogging holiday. We didn’t budge off the ship in Athens. It was HOT, like 110 degrees hot, so we vegged. It was nice, but not too much to say about it. Today it was just as hot but we were in Nafplio and I wanted to see it. It’s a port town…

Just a brief fling ~~ June 30, 2017

It started out as a secret fling. I was an end-stage grad student in a department where he had recently been hired as a professor and although I was single and he was in the process of getting divorced and our different fields meant that we would never work together, we thought we should keep…

The Crystal Caves ~~ June 29, 2017

(Another Mary Stewart allusion. Who knows, maybe this is where she got the imagery for her Merlin books…?) Been so self-absorbed lately — my apologies. Of course this is a personal blog but I can see from the stats that people are actually reading it and I feel some obligation not to bore you with…

I don’t want this cruise to ever end ~~ June 28, 2017

I don’t want this cruise to end! Sometimes, if you are lucky enough to get it, a total vacation from real life is exactly what you need. Sort of a much more pleasant and luxurious version of being put into a coma to let your body heal.  Day after day of being surrounded by the…