Today is Halloween. For me Halloween is all about trick or treating & the candy. We may get 1 or 2 trick or treaters, or we may get none. So this is the candy supply for tonight: My husband is hoping that come 9 PM it is all his.
And before you get upset that you have to buy candy for hundreds let me add that for 6 years we lived in the center of a neighboring village where we might have over 300 little goblins. And yes I do it some ways miss it.
I hunted for a picture taken on a past wedding anniversary. My husband & I don’t usually do more than have a nice meal out, if that. When I finally found a picture in an old scrap-book of an anniversary when we were in England at the British Museum I discovered the CD of those old photos would not open on either of my current computers.
So time for another approach: In 2004 the British people did a lot of 1940s events in celebration of the WWII years. We innocently planned a ride on on Severn Valley Railway and it turned out to be during a special 1940s weekend. It was so much fun seeing people dressed up for the period. In addition to the train ride there was a nice concert of war time music.
The field opposite my dooryard shows both the first snow of the season and the last hints of fall foliage.
Everyone talks about ‘man caves’ these days. My husband does not have a ‘man cave‘, he has the master bedroom suite of our home has his office because the owners before us built a ton of book cases into the master. We use what was meant to be the en-suite guest room as our bedroom.
Our home has a down stairs ‘den’ that I used as my studio’s waiting room during the years that I taught piano in this house. After closing my business that ‘den’ has become my ‘girl cave‘ –TV & computer center. To minimize glare I have the old venetian blinds closed most of the time. That makes it ‘cave-like’ even though it would be a bright ‘non-cave‘ if I opened them.
The drop vertically from an 18th floor hotel room to the roof of the neighboring hotel and to the street is shown in this photo.
There is at least one blog follower who may think it is time that I include my favorite flavor again. So this is for you.
My “grab & go” snack of the moment.
I was not finding any inspiration from my picture library on my computer, or around my house for the word “welcoming“. I don’t have welcome sign on my door or a cute doormat. I don’t even have a pineapple, a symbol of hospitality & welcome, around my home.
But I was looking once again through the photos I took last week in Boston & it dawned on me — the full service restaurant at the MFA had changed its decor some.
This is the new gray based color scheme. The banquets are cozy. It looks & feels upscale.
Flashback to a photo of the same restaurant taken in April. The columns used to be orange. The positioning of tables & chairs was very different. The decor was less plush.
But which would you judge more welcoming? I felt that the orange drew me in at arrival. However the gray plush redo makes me relax & feel welcome to linger over my meal.
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