I love Britain

Those of you who have been reading “KittyHere or There, Anywhere” over the years may remember that There stands for the U.K., mostly England and Scotland. Since the inception of Facebook I have been fiercely anti-Facebook.  After all, if you want to share online you can use a blog!  But I yielded.  I really wanted to take advantage of some quality coaching for the low FODMAP diet (see my other blog about FODMAPs) that used private Facebook groups.  Now that I have joined Facebook I have set up a page called I love Britain – Present, Past, Future.  Would be happy if anyone cares to follow me there. (Yep, I’m unwilling to pay Facebook a cent to promote it.)  And Britain being Britain, I have decided the photo of an adorable little dog would be a more fitting profile picture than a cat, even though I do have photos of cats taken here, there, and anywhere around England.free

New Blog

FODMAP pantryI have been away from the blogging world for some time.  Now I am opening a new site as a journal while I go on a low FODMAP diet on the advice of my doctor.  It will be rather frank, sometimes (think “way too much information”) but it will also document the joys of shopping for different grocery items,  cooking new  things, and (crossing my fingers) getting back to feeling a whole lot better.

I will return to posting on this site once I am again doing more here, there, and anywhere, especially traveling.

 

Pretty but vanilla

from Gourmet Provence in Brandon, Vermont

If your husband goes by himself to pick out a dessert he just might return  with a pretty but vanilla cake.  Can you believe he could have selected chocolate raspberry?  Darn, but perhaps he figured with bland vanilla he will get more of it for himself.

2014 in review

2014 has been a light blogging year for me but there are good friends who have continued to follow me and leave thoughtful comments. Thank you all and best wishes for the coming New Year.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here's an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 20 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Christmas at the Fairmount Copley Boston

It is a damp day here, not a snow flake in sight, and the puddles are deep. Still the hotel is comfy and they did a few little things to make the season special. They left a card, cute decorated sugar cookies — they only looks like gingerbread — with a sweet dreams note. But the most special holiday touch is the hotel’s black lab Carley wearing green and red…

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/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/256/12341173/files/2014/12/img_1156.jpg This is the first time I have attempted posting from my mini iPad so excuse that I have not quite got the formatting and editing down. MERRY CHRISTMAS to all.