April 30th – International Pay It Forward Day – Small Change, Big Difference   Leave a comment


Pay It Forward

I know from personal experience that we don’t always appreciate a gift the moment we receive it.  Whether tangible or intangible, it sometimes takes the passage of time or a change in circumstances to realize that someone took the time to make a difference in your day, maybe even your life. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted April 30, 2015 by Jaclyn in Uncategorized

Amalfi   Leave a comment

View of Amalfi Cove

View of Amalfi Cove

Having grown up in England, I enjoyed many outings with my Dad while he manoeuvred his way through the narrow, winding country lanes in search of an undiscovered treasure. But those roads pale in comparison with the road to Amalfi. Our driver expertly navigates this never-ending S-bend as easily as if he was driving on the straightest of highways. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted November 19, 2014 by Jaclyn in Family, Holidays, Italy, Travel

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The Stunning Isle of Capri   Leave a comment

Road to Sorrento

A car picked us up in Pompei for the drive to Sorrento and en-route we passed through a series of tunnels, the last of which was about 3km long. We thought we’d never see the sunlight again but there it was. I was snapping photos like crazy as we whizzed around bends so our driver pulled over for a better view of the coastline. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted October 28, 2014 by Jaclyn in Holidays, Italy, Memories, Travel

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Pompeii   Leave a comment

The Appenines

The Appenines

Leaving Rome and the region of Lazio, we’re headed south on the Autostrada del sol (Highway of the Sun). The Apennines meander alongside and are dotted with the odd monastery or white crucifix atop the hills. At one point, there were even some wind turbines. It wasn’t pretty seeing them, they ruin the landscape, but I remember thinking it’s good they are so far away from people. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted October 1, 2014 by Jaclyn in Architecture, Holidays, Italy, Travel

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Waiting For The Man In The Window   Leave a comment

Rome Coliseum

Rome Coliseum

The Coliseum – our journey through Rome continues with yet a third landmark marred by scaffolding. Ho hum! Fortunately, here at the Coliseum, it’s just a little around the side so, thankfully, not enough to spoil our view. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted September 10, 2014 by Jaclyn in Architecture, Holidays, Italy, Travel

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Ciao Roma!   Leave a comment

Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain

What are the main things you want to see when you visit Rome? The Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Vatican, Coliseum to name just a few. Yep, me too, so before we left, I mapped out a walking tour to ensure we saw all of this and more. We left our hotel and walked about 20 mins to the Spanish Steps only to be disappointed because 1) the fountain at the bottom was partially under restoration and 2) we were completely underwhelmed. When you look online, photographers do a fabulous job of making things look bigger than they actually are and I guess the gorgeous flowers that adorn the sides of the steps in most images are only there on specific occasions. Oh well, not much we can do about this except move on….to the beautiful Trevi Fountain, oh yeah! Read the rest of this entry »

Posted September 3, 2014 by Jaclyn in Architecture, Holidays, Italy, Travel

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A Stalker in our Midst   Leave a comment

One day last summer I was trapped in my backyard unable to get back into my house. Nobody was home and I wasn’t sure what to do because someone was desperately trying to get in through the door. Now before you start getting worried that it was some sort of home invasion, it wasn’t. At least not the kind you hear about in the news…phew, I hear you say! Read the rest of this entry »

Posted June 3, 2014 by Jaclyn in Puppy

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