Doors Are Everywhere

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” – Joseph Campbell Here is a collection of doors that I hope you’d enjoy. It is from some of the places that I have visited and I just want to share it with all of you, through Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge….

The Towers of Ilocos

“Discover how beautiful our country is and how wonderful our people are. Time to fall in love with the Philippines.” – Tony Meloto Ilocos is a province in the northwest portion of the Philippines. It is known for its historic sites, its beaches and the well-preserved Spanish houses in Vigan. Here you will also find…

Through Nice and the French Riviera – Wanderlust @71

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a plane ticket And that’s kind of the same thing.” – unknown You can call it the South of france… or The French Riviera… or the Cote d’Azur but one thing is for sure, this region of France is amazingly beautiful. Nice is the capital of the…

Walking the Streets of Florence (part 2) – Wanderlust @70

“Visiting Florence was like attending a surprise party every day.” – Jennifer Coburn, author Florence, as foreigners and tourists call this city, is known to locals as Firenze. Previously, it was called Florentia in Latin, then Fiorenza in Old Italian. So many things to see in Florence so I had to have a second part to…

Paris Illuminations

” There is but one Paris and however hard living may be here, and if it became worse and harder even – the French air clears up the brain and does good – a world of good.” Vincent Van Gogh When I was in my teenage years, there were only two places I wanted to…

Cheers to Happy Endings and New Beginnings!

“The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.”-Rebecca West I know it is not an original concept because I just based it on Nancy’s post but when I saw her son’s graduation, I can’t help but think of my kids. And think of their…

Pull Up a Seat in Sassafras

“The seat of the soul is where the inner world and the outer world meet.” – Joseph Campbell I have been to Sassafras ‘millions’ of times but I never seem to get tired of it. It is a place in Southeast Melbourne which I have also featured in my past recent post. This time it’s…

Passage Of Time in Budapest

“Can we just skip to the part of our life where we travel the world?” – travel quotes This is for Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, showcases the architectural grandeur of the Hungarian Parliament, the fairy tale like Fisherman’s Bastion, the cosmopolitan streetarts, the grand spas and indoor pools plus…

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Vistas

“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” – Barry Finlay The Scottish Highlands is such a natural canvas of vistas…with its rivers, lochs (lakes) and woodlands… For Frank’s Photo Challenge At the Glencoe Boat Club This panoramic shot was taken with my husband’s iphone. We were on our way to Ben…

FOTD – May 22, 2019 – Camellias in the Garden

“A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too.” – Miranda Kerr Although it is said that the Rose is the queen of the garden, Camellias reign in the garden during autumn and winter. For Cee’s FOTD…

Walking the Streets of Florence (part 1) – Wanderlust @69

“Stand on a bridge over the Arno River several times in a day and the light, mood and view changes every time. Firenze is magnetic, romantic and busy. Its urban fabric has hardly changed since the Renaissance and its narrow streets evoke thousand tales.” – Lonely Planet Florence is the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region….

Circles and Squares in the Mountains

” The more we love the more we lose. The more we lose the more we learn. The more we learn the more we love. It comes full circle. Life is the school, love is the lesson. We cannot lose.” – Kate McGahan Yesterday was a gorgeous day to go for a weekend walk with…

Seats In and Around Restaurants in Melbourne

“Live today Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today.” – Jerry Spinelli I love going to restaurants aside from their good tasting food, I also want them to have a good ambiance. Here are some chairs for Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge and Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – chairs hosted by Snow and Something to…

Behind the Haunted Doors of the Tulloch Castle in Scotland

“Whenever I wander wherever I rove The hills of the Highlands forever I love. – Robert Burns Tulloch Castle is a 12th century castle, located in the town of Dingwall in the Highlands of Scotland. It is now a hotel which has retained its original features, including stone fireplaces and original ceilings. Tulloch Castle is…

It is Night Time in Budapest, Prague and London”

“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.”- Sarah Williams These are three of my favourite places. And this is for Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Night This is Budapest, the capital of Hungary. It is so easy to fall in love with this country as there are so much…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Feathers

“Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come.”- Lois Lowry I have here a compilation of photos of feathers in different forms. I hope you enjoy. This is for CFFC Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Feathers for this week. A single swan in Prague A duck in the pond…

Ponte Vecchio, Florence – Wanderlust @68

“Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found in between the pages of a passport.” Visiting Florence won’t be complete without viewing this beautiful bridge, the Ponte Vecchio. During our few days stay in Florence, we happened to pass by this bridge several times and during these times, I especially noticed…

FOTD – May 14, 2019 – Multicoloured Roses

“Smell the roses. Smell the coffee. Whatever it is that makes you happy.” – Rita Moreno These flowers are so pretty, it makes me feel happy. I just saw them in the market but can’t help myself. “Come and smell it”, the vendor says. “No thanks.” I am happy just admiring it. But at the end…

The Leaning Tower of Pisa and More – Wanderlust @67

“Travel is not a reward for working It’s education for living.” – travel quotes A few hours travel from Rome took us to our next destination … Pisa. From the common tour bus parking, you need to ride a mini train in order to reach the Walking Street. The Walking Street is a nice place…

1 Year Old Birthday on the Farm

“Count your life by smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years.”–birthday quotes I have a group of friends whom I have known for about 28 years or so. We have been there for each other through thick and thin so we are not just good friends… we are family! Our kids grew…

Melbourne Streetart

“Blank walls are a shared canvas and we’re all artists.”- Carla H Krueger Melbourne is internationally renowned for its Streetart…a unique expression of art displayed throughout the city on approved outdoor locations. Locals as well as tourists are attracted to experience the creative ambience of the city. Here are some examples of why I love…

Bittersweet Mother’s Day 2019

“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings.” – Hodding Carter Wish I was there with my kiddos, but I am not! So I just have to content myself with photos and chatting with them via the internet. But still so thankful, just seeing…

Those Alley Ways of Edinburgh

“Always follow your dreams, even if they lead you down a few dark alleys.” – Teresa Mummert If you talk of alleyways, there is no other place that I can think of, other than Edinburgh. The Old Town of Edinburgh in Scotland originally consists of the main street, now known as the Royal Mile, is…

Doors in a Country Church

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. … If you have seen my previous post, I went to a wedding, and this wedding was in a country church. This church is not extravagant, it’s not a classic Church and not modern…

FOTD – May 9, 2019 – Flowering Kale

“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” – Lady Bird Johnson I love this flowering Kale, because during the colder months (like now in Australia), when everything else is dying, this plant shows off its colourful leaves. I have learned this just now: this is a biennial and it forms its head in the first year…

View of the London Eye

“Life is like a wheel. Sooner or later, it always comes around to where you started again.”-Stephen King *The London Eye, also known as the Millennium Wheel, is an observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. This is Europe’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel and also the most popular paid tourist…

Welcome to the Vatican City – Wanderlust @66

“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you’ve travelled.” – travel quotes If you are like me, you will be overwhelmed just by entering the gates of the Vatican City and seeing St Peter’s Square for the very first time. I had goosebumps as I stood there and thinking that this…

Early Mother’s Day for Me

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.”- unknown My daughter left today. She was sent by work to Perth, UK, to NYC and to New Jersey! She is so excited but nervous at the same time because schedule will be very hectic and she will be training a lot…

Benches in Vienna and Benches in Budapest

“I want to see the world with my own eyes.” – travel quotes Vienna is the elegant capital of Austria. This imperial capital has so many posh and beautiful sites. Budapest is a rich mixture of culture, art and architecture which will leave you charmed. Here are photos of benches for Xingfumama’s PULL UP A…

The Colloseum and the Arch of Constantine – Wanderlust @65

”How is it possible to say an unkind or irreverential word of Rome? The city of all time, and of all the world!”- Nathaniel Hawthorne (American novelist. 1804-1864) Going to Rome, I didn’t even have a clue that the these two iconic Roman buildings are just standing right beside each other. The first time I found out…