It is getting close to countdown time -
in a few days we will collect our tickets and itinerary,
and begin the final packing and preparation for our trip.
My friend D made me another block for my French-themed Friendship quilt -
isn't it beautiful?
and perfectly timed...
En Route to Paris, however, we will visit Hong Kong..
Have you visited either of these cities?
What was your favourite tourist activity or destination?
Of course, we have more ideas for Paris than we could possibly carry out..
but I'd love to know the best place to buy a Hermes scarf without mortgaging the house...
What did you enjoy the most in Venice, Padua, Florence or Rome?
I'd love to know...
You might remember that we had organised to go on our trip back in May, but medical problems intervened, forcing cancellation of flights, trains and hotel reservations.
Well, we have received good news...
The travel insurance company has approved our claim and reimbursed our out-of-pocket costs - which amounted to several thousands of dollars.
Thank goodness we never pay out large sums for holiday bookings, without immediately insuring against unforeseen cancellations - it pays to be cautious!
And we are smiling..
Isn't it sad news about Robin Williams?
He made us laugh until we cried, but, it seems, he was the sad clown beneath that joyful exterior...
May he Rest in Peace