Homely

Books stacked on shelves. Cartons  flattened. Tea cups laid out and dusted. The dust has settled, and we are too. Slowly. Surely. The Sunshine House is as we left it, more or less. There’s a tree missing, blew down in a storm, and a few things amiss and a’broken. We’ve rearranged bedrooms, and emptied the house […]

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Travel Bug

The Travel Bug had always dreamed of adventure. But he lived most of his life tucked under a bed in an AirBnB. Until the day a little hand reached under, and extracted him from his safe burrow. Unsure at first, the Travel Bug ventured out. His first taste of fresh air blasted his lungs. But he […]

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Sunshine Gypsies :: Istria, Croatia

A little Venetian-style town, on the Mediterranean coast. Friendly locals, who speak three, four, or five languages fluently. Warm sea, perfect for swimming. Bright skies. Deep sunsets. A swarm of sparrows every night, clustering in trees by the sea, not before swarming into the pink sky in formation. A little mountain medieval village, with two […]

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Sunshine Gypsies :: A Day in Venice

What to do when you find yourself two hours drive from Venice? It’s half way to your next stop, in Croatia. Do you miss it? You’ll have to train in. Or catch a boat. It might be expensive. It’ll certainly be expensive. Forget it? We haven’t splurged a lot on this trip. But Venice felt necessary. […]

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Sunshine Gypsies :: Lake Iseo, Italy

It turns out, September is the perfect time to travel in Italy. The crowds have dwindled, and it’s still warm and delicious. Ten days ago, we left our beloved Granny Annie in Semriach, and headed south to Italy. We spent a night in Udine, then dropped by Verona on our way to Lake Iseo. Verona was […]

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