March 31, 2015

March roundup - Switzerland, ginger and ultimate road trips

Hello April, oh how you are fast becoming one of my favourite months. It is undoubtedly spring around here. The last few weeks everything has started blooming in the Okanagan valley. Driving to work the orchards and wineries look like a patchwork quilt of beautiful colours.

I can't wait to get out and explore this long weekend. What are your Easter plans?

- Amy Lynn Hayes wrote a fantastic  guest post about realizing when your plans are not working for you and why its ok. Excellent read

- Crazy facts about Switzerland

- Preparing for the road trip season? Here are some fantastic suggestions for America

- Want to move but not sure where, take the myers briggs personality test to figure it out

- Lets try to grow a few different things this year, how to grow ginger indoors

- 300 totally amazing free things just for bloggers, enjoy

- An example of incredible strength, vinyasa flow

Here's to a short work week and a long weekend.

March 6, 2015

She belonged to no one

She was free in her wildness. 
She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. 
She belonged to no man and no city.

- Roman Payne

March 5, 2015

A day in Worcester

If you only had one day to spend in Worcester, here is what I would suggest you do.

To get your day started, stop off at one of the local cafe's. My suggestion would be Soho Coffee House. With its inviting atmosphere, perfectly brewed espresso and lots of choices for something to eat its the perfect start to your day.

After a satisfying cup of coffee our next stop is the Worcester cathedral. One of the most impressive cathedrals in England, its right up there with my all time favourite, Canterbury cathedral. Take your time to wander around both inside and out, the architecture is incredible. Can you believe that I was completely mesmerized by the stone glass and overall detail that I completely forgot to take pictures. If you're lucky everything will be open to the public including the crypt.

Continuing on, make your way slowly down to the river. Walking along you will see house boats, chestnut trees and plenty of ducks and swans to feed. Also something interesting would be all the dates etched into the side wall each time the town has flooded. Every year is placed at the height where the water reached. It is crazy how high the water went.

By this time we have reached the main shopping area including high street. If you are in a shopping mood there is plenty to choose from. Art galleries, flower stalls and boutique clothing stores. Another interesting place to check out while you are in the area is the Worcester Guildhall. Its well worth the visit for the internal and external architecture. There was a craft fair going on inside while we were there and I bought some home made soaps and baked goods.

If you have any energy left a few other interesting things worth a look would be The Greyfriars, a very quirky tudor house with tons of history. Elgar birthplace museum, the birthplace of a famous composer. Last but not least Hanbury Hall.

As the day draws to an end I think a much deserved pint is in order. When it comes to pubs there are plenty, my favourite would be The Chestnut. Although I am not much of a beer drinker Jason was absolutely in love with everything he tasted here. I on the other hand enjoyed a nice refreshing jug of pims.

I hope you enjoyed my tour around Worcester, if you have any favourite places I would love to hear about them.

March 4, 2015

Wanderlust Wednesday - Rustem Pasha Mosque

Rustem Pasha Mosque, Turkey

I been reading a few travel blogs recently that have shown the wonders of Turkey. I must admit it has never been high on my list of places to travel to. However after seeing all the beautiful pictures and hearing about the amazing experiences people had, I have to say I am reconsidering.

March 3, 2015

February Roundup - bohemian homes, lavender milkshakes and a delicious read

Hello March, I am very happy to see you. Although are winter has been mild here in Penticton, I am still so ready for Spring to arrive. I looked out our living room window this morning and realized that the bushes underneath the windows had little buds on them. Tulips and snow drops are starting to bloom and everything is greening nicely.

I think I have found the perfect spot in Canada to live.

I first clicked on this link simply because of the title, wanderers. Its a short film about space travel that I found really interesting

  • My lovely sister introduced me to this book and it is a must read for everyone, I promise you will love it

Found any great links lately? Feel free to share in the comments below.
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