Wednesday, October 01, 2014


We have been experiencing a warm September and now we are into October. I for one, am so thankful it's warm and there is that good feeling that the only the sun brings. Everything is so much better if the sun shines don't you think?

 Can you believe we are in October?.  My recent holiday is feeling like it was such along time ago. I got back in July .Is it just me but time seems to be flying by. It seems I have got back to the daily grind of  cooking, paying bills and food shopping that the holiday seems like a lifetime ago. I'm trying to be thankful in life So, I thought I'd  take a bit of time to go through some of my pictures from my two week break in Florida. I'm thankful we can have a holiday in these difficult times.
I really enjoyed myself it totally recharged my batteries. I rest and watched  the world whizz by.  I was in tourist mode. Tourist mode is so wonderful isn't it? everything looks , tastes and smells so much better. From the moment I arrive at an airport the Mr you have been with for 27 years is that delightful man who can make you giggle for hours. I laugh so much more on holiday. Note to self; I must smile more !!!!

 For me the power of scent starts the moment you disembark . The delightful scent of floral and fauna. Even the heat seems to have a scent.
We always head for our favourite place 'Joes crab shack' .Its the first meal we always have .The smell of that first mojito thrills me. We order a steam pot, my goodness it tastes so great. Crab, lobster, andouille sausage, red potatoes and a corn on the cob ,all steamed with old bay seasoning , oh my ,my mouth is watering at the memory,

                                                         The first polar bear I have seen

                       I love a Jolly Rancher, the taste of these make me smile and really wish  they sold them here in the Uk I would have a freezer full if they did. Incidently, They have a packet of sweets ,sugar free Jolly ranchers I love these and would pay a lot for these right now.

The Mr loves all things crocs and alligators,  The collective noun is a congregation of alligators

             I love this picture ,just me and this magnificent creature and a few inches of toughened glass

                                                                   I am so thankful.


  1. It seems like an age since I was there too, we would normally be going November but my daughters is getting married so we won't be going until next year. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos.

  2. It is so nice to remember holiday pleasures, isn't it? It doesn't really depend on where you've been. Just the feeling of leisure time and the lack of everyday duties is so great. Your fotos look gorgeous, I would love to go there, as well. Viola

  3. It is so lovely to see your holiday memories and to know that you had such a great time!! xx

  4. I loved your descriptions of the smells of your holiday, they really painted a vivid picture. I too love to be a tourist and am quite shameless about it. It really does sound like a spectacular holiday. x

  5. Hi Helda,
    Thanks for sharing your interesting photos, loved reading about it all!
    Ingrid xx

  6. I only said to my husband yesterday while we were away "if only it could always be like this!"
    But it can't, can it. That is the beauty of a holiday, it is just so special and you have described it perfectly.

  7. It looks like a fantastic trip so glad you relaxed and had fun.

  8. What a fantastic holiday. Thank you for sharing your photos, they are beautiful.
    Marianne x

  9. Beautiful photos! Have a nice october!