Oh, Ottawa!

Reunited and it feels SO good! It’s been a long 3 months since I’ve put “pen to paper” – and let me say, it sure feels swell to be back! So much has happened recently, and SightShe has taken a slight back seat…but I’m back in action and I have a ton of things to write about […]

Why Belize is the Bee’s Knees

Follow my blog with Bloglovin “Beautiful memories are like old friends. They may not always be on your mind, but they are forever in your heart.” – Susan Gale This week, I had the pleasure of catching up over the phone with a good friend. Maybe I’m just an old soul, but there’s nothing quite like hearing a friend’s […]

Fresh Air for the Holidays

  My very first job was at a rectory. I went to Catholic school, and in my Parish, several students were hired to work occasional odd jobs throughout the week. The tasks were minuscule; answering phone calls, jotting down messages for the priests and deacons, and making sure the holiday gift donations were organized properly. I […]

A Sunday Stroll Amongst the Shrubs

Growing up, I loved peering through my Dad’s binoculars. He had an expensive pair that he kept in a black, cushioned case in the corner of his closet, and I was often inclined to borrow them…whether I had his permission or not. Sometimes at night, I’d snag the binoculars so I could test my espionage […]

Part 3: Smitten in Santorini

Helllloooo, world! I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend. We’ve been a bit busy the past few days, so I’m excited to sit down, snuggle up in my favorite fleece blanket, and finish my Smitten in Santorini segment! One thing I would highly recommend doing in Santorini is the “hike” from Oia to […]

Amoudi Bay

Part 2: Smitten in Santorini

Part 2 of Smitten in Santorini picks up right where we left off…at Katina’s in Amoudi Bay. After our seafood lunch, the air seemed still and oppressively hot, despite being seated near the water. We were exhausted after an afternoon of swimming and sunshine, and even though we are essentially incapable of taking naps, we […]

Part 1: Smitten in Santorini

Exactly one year ago, we started the second leg of our Honeymoon, and arrived in Santorini at sundown. A typical travel day, it was filled with trains, planes (Paris to Athens, Athens to Santorini), and automobiles, and we were looking forward to the “relaxation” chapter of our vacation. As I nibbled the last bits of […]

Partial to Paris

  In 2009, I participated in a French immersion program in Paris. Young, eager, and somewhat naive, I hopped on a flight to the City of Lights, unsure of what to expect. I remember arriving at Charles de Gaulle, jet lagged, draped in a grey, flowing sweater with bangles on my arms. I thought I […]