Skip to main content

Travel for Two


England is magnificent in a way that seeps into every nook and cranny. Even the stones and the stairs are worth photographing. I liked the country as a whole, but I loved Scotland the most--Edinburgh to be exact.


When Ralexwin graduates from Law School we are planning on taking a foreign trip together (this will be a first) and we're both excited. However, we've decided we'll probably steer clear of Europe and go somewhere truly fascinating. He wants to go to Israel and although I think that would be cool I informed him that I don't want to get shot or blown up. I suggested India. ;) We've still got some time to knock out the specifics (and save up the money) but India would be amazing. Anyone have any suggestions on where to go? I'm not really into the South America thing, there's to many wierd bugs down there, but anywhere else is open for discussion.

Comments

BS5 Blogger said…
Hello! I am glad you like England and that it seeps in!

:)
CJMR said…
India would be very inexpensive and they speak English. I'm partial to all things Bangalore, but that's probably because my uncle is from there so I'm more familiar.
Ivy said…
Ben mentioned to my brother that a co-worker had gone to Indonesia to work at a mine there. He got very excited and said that if it was an option for us we should really look at it. This is my brother that travels the world for his job. He said that his family vacationed in Bali and it was beautiful. Deep blue water, beautiful sand, beautiful place.
Jennifer said…
Well, I'm partial to Australia. :)

My sweetie talks about how much he loved Greece when he was there.
cannwin said…
ooh, all very good suggestions and tips. I hadn't thought about the price. Good point. I met this girl on my tour in England who was from Indonesia and she said the pound was worth 6 times more than her money. Ouch that's expensive for them, cheap for us. But I still want something bordering on non-culture shock... does that make sense? Like you said CJMR they speak English in India which is a plus.

Greece? Hmm, I'll have to think about that one.
Lisa said…
My Mom went to China and Egypt recently and thought it was awesome. She went with a tour both times, so she felt safe and taken care of. She loved it.

Popular posts from this blog

Altered Shoe Art: Ring Holder Shoe Tutorial

This was my week two craft for So You Think You're Crafty. I placed third that week for this one. I thought you might enjoy finding out how I made it.


I tried about a million different decorations before settling on one that didn't drown out my rings. I wanted them to the focal point. This is also why I went with black fabric and not something more vivid.

Don't be intimidated by the lack of 101 I'm giving you. It really is a straight forward sort of project. If you know how to use a glue gun without burning yourself you can do this. Just be sure to dust off your imaginative brain space first. :)

The one important thing you might be wondering is how I got the pink fabric to stick to the shoe. I really just Mod Podged it on.

There are several different ways to make ring tubes that you can find online. One I saw used that colored foam paper stuff that you find in the kids craft section. I thought that might have been easier, but I had scraps of batting lying around so I …

How-To Pretend You Work For Anthropologie

The problem with Anthropologie is that they cost way too much money. WAY TOO MUCH! I mean, come on--these book boxes:

Cost $68-$188!

Do you have that kind of money?

I don't, but you know what I do have? I have a library with a cart full of free books that no one really cares about! So guess what I did... I made my own (and then I gave them away because I really don't have anywhere to put them).

Here's how.
















What do you think?

I Am A Phoenix

This is a drawing I did right after my divorce, when I was trying to discover my life's course and who I was as a person. Divorce is this horrendously nasty thing that leaves a person with little to nothing of who they were before (at least that's how it was for me). My family was gone, at one point I had counted up blood/legal relatives that had stopped talking to me and it was nearly 60. Things were bad, but one of the recurring comments I heard from other divorcee's was 'Get bitter, or get better.' So I aimed for better. I came up with my own personal code of conduct (Quiet Dignity) and my own personal motto.

The motto the drawing is based off of is: 
"I am a Phoenix. I was born for the fire and I will rise from the ashes."
But, that's not all. Each aspect of the drawing has meaning. I researched these... so I hope I got them right. lol
I chose to make my image reminiscent of a mandala with the most significant parts at the very center. The shape i…