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 my hubby and…

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 amazing…

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 @67

“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 @66

“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 the…

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…

Play me, I’m Yours

“Without music, life would be a mistake” ― Friedrich Nietzsche Have you heard about the project “Play me, I’m yours”? My husband and I went around Melbourne in search of the different pianos and was in awe of the great talents we have, young and old alike. People just pulled up a seat and played the…

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…

A Yellow-ish Lemon & Pistachio Loaf

“Life is too short to say No to cake” I wanted to be an old fashioned wife today…that when my husband comes home, he will smell the aroma of freshly baked loaf! Haha duh… just trying out this recipe that I found from the local shops. And I have here a step by step procedure…

Welcome to the Vatican City – Wanderlust @65

“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 @64

”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…

Thursday Doors in Venice

“Venice is the most romantic place in the world but it’s even better when there is no one around.”– Woody Allen is an American director, writer and actor For Norm’s Doors Challenge These doorways can be found near the St Mark’s Square in Venice. These doors can be seen from the canal. You can see…

Discover Some of the Churches in Rome – Wanderlust @63

“Yes, I have finally arrived to this Capital of the world! I now see all the dreams of my youth coming to life … Only in Rome is it possible to understand Rome.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Rome has around 900 churches in total, so it is really the best place in the world…

Those Eyes 👀

“The eyes shout what the lips fear to say.” – William Henry Here are some photos of eyes For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge Eyes Different expressions of eyes, though they may just be streetart or a mug or a person …these eyes are saying something. It can show fear, happiness, sadness…

The Streets of Rome – Wanderlust @62

“Italy will never be a normal country. Because Italy is Italy. If we were a normal country, we wouldn’t have Rome. We wouldn’t have Florence. We wouldn’t have the marvel that is Venice.” -Matteo Renzi, Prime Minister of Italy Rome is such a busy place… with its history, ruins, monuments, arches, fountains. Yes, i know…

Monochrome November in Prague

“Prague does not have its name for no reason – in truth,  Prague is a threshold between the life on Earth  and Heaven, a threshold much thinner and narrower then in any other places…”  ― Gustav Meyrink As you can see in my posts, I really, really love Prague. Whether in colour or in monochrome Prague…

10 Places to Visit while in Rome – Wanderlust @61

“Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning.” -Giotto di Bondone, Renaissance painter Rome is the capital of Italy and is a cosmopolitan city, with ancient ruins, a headquarters of the Roman Catholic church, has a display of the arts and architecture. This is one place that you…