Spa weekend in Bad Füssing

Hello everyone! Just got back from our wellness weekend in Bad Füssing, which is famous for its thermal waters. In an area of outstanding natural beauty, it offered us a wide choice of events, wellness facilities, exercise programmes and activities. There was also a summer festival in their park so we really had a great time.

For: ALL SEASONS – JULY IS ALMOST GONE, The TGIM Weekly Challenge, Jo’s Monday walk : Whitburn through the Looking Glass

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Our Malta experience 2

According to Wikipedia: Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. It’s a nation known for historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French and British. It has numerous fortresses, megalithic temples and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, a subterranean complex of halls and burial chambers dating to circa 4000 B.C.

Sharing with you some of the street scenes in Malta.

as well as water scenes.

We had some of the wonderful sunset experience.

We’ve joined a cruise to Gozo, Camino and Blue Lagoon. But as you could see, it was a windy day and we had quite a rough voyage.

Then, we had a three-hour bus tour around Gozo.

Sharing with you some of the food we’ve had on this holiday. I’ve had fish and seafood and Him Indoors has had burgers, steak and chips.

and of course, our drinks.

All in all, we really had a smashing time! Cheers!

For: #MySundayPhoto – Vineyard Sunset, ALL SEASONS – BALBOA PARK, Sonoma Raceway (Sundays In My City), Thank God, It’s Monday! – Week of June 26th 2017: Shall it rain?, Jo’s Monday walk : Rufford Abbey and Country Park, Shades of purple

Share Your World – June 12, 2017

What do you do when you’re not working? If you are retired, what do you that is not part of your regular daytime routine?

I usually do some laundry and ironing, cooking, etc. Otherwise, I cycle and swim with Him Indoors and we love travelling to different places. When I’m with my friends, we meet for coffee or lunch, shopping or walk while we talk.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

I’d travel far and wide, see places we haven’t been and revisit the places we love. Buy HRH the son and his beautiful K a house of their own in a place of their choice. The rest of the money, donate to our favourite charities.

What makes you laugh the most?

Him Indoors, of course! He’s got this witty/dry humour. Also, some TV shows make me laugh, like Big Bang Theory, Two and a half Men, Friends, etc.

What is your biggest pet peeve with modern technology?

I have no patience with our dozen TV/dvd/etc. remote controls. I don’t watch any TV if Him Indoors is not there (I don’t mind, really, got other things to do).

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

We went to the UK last week and we had a great time. We visited HRH the son and his beautiful K in Southampton, went to Portsmouth for the Dockyard and celebrated with Him Indoors’ parents their 60th Diamond Wedding Anniversary in Coventry.

Tomorrow we’re celebrating our 31st Wedding Anniversary. We’ll probably cycle to our favourite Chinese Restaurant. I’ll order duck and Him Indoors will have his beef chillies, with a bottle of Sekt or some chilled Chablis. Bliss!

On Thursday we’re flying to Malta until Tuesday. We’ll celebrate Him Indoors birthday there.

Have a lovely week everyone!

For: Share Your World – June 12, 2017

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HMS Victory

Hello everyone! Hope you’re all fine. Just got back from the UK, where we visited HRH the son and his beautiful K in Southampton. They’re settling down alright in their new flat. We took the train to Portsmouth to see the historic Dockyard. We went to see HMS Victory, which served as Vice Admiral Lord Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar. We spent the morning going in and out of the ship. We had a great time!

For: Jo’s Monday walk : Little Ouseburn Open Gardens, Pretty view in the ladies’ loo , #MySundayPhoto – Summer Lovin’ , ALL SEASONS – A PERFECT DAY – June 11, View From My Back Door (Sundays In My City), Tell Me Something Good #61

Saturday Mix — Lorraine 29.04.17

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The time we went to Bali and saw this
Sun shining, big pond of water lilies
Mountains around us, this is such a bliss
Butterflies and bees hovering with ease
Not too hot, enjoying afternoon’s breeze
Walking along the pond, holding my hands
Looking at each other’s eyes with a tease
And we said this is such a fairyland
Like a prince charming, you gave me a kiss
Bali with water lilies, you are missed*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The Decuain (pronounced deck•won), created by Shelley A. Cephas, is a short poem made up of 10 lines, which can be written on any subject. There are 10 syllables per line and the poem is written in iambic pentameter.

There are 3 set choices of rhyme scheme:

ababbcbcaa, ababbcbcbb, or ababbcbccc

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eating leaves
patrolling garden
our three pets
tortoises
garden as their paradise
outdoor till winter

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: Saturday Mix — Lorraine 29.04.17, penultimate day of NaPoWriMo, April PAD Challenge: Day 29

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The Weekly Smile 69 #weeklysmile

Hello everyone from a very cold Bavaria. The forecast for the next couple of days is more snow rain, oh well, good thing I haven’t put my winter stuff away yet. But we’ve just changed our tyres to summer tyres last week.

Having said that, I’m still smiling. I rang my mother yesterday and she’s fine, she’s been to her doctor’s and her medications have been adjusted to her needs. She also went to a dermatologist for her allergies. The renovation in her terrace is finished, so she’s back doing her day-to-day routines.

Him Indoors and I have booked some of our upcoming holidays. Next month, we’re going to the UK (his parents’ diamond wedding anniversary) and Malta (for his birthday and our anniversary). In July, I gave my friend a “wellness” gift – overnight stay in a thermal bath/spa hotel in Bad Fussing (I’ll be with her, of course!). In August, Him Indoors and I are going to Hamburg and Zell am See. In November, I’m going to Madrid with my cousin from Dormagen and my friend from Dusseldorf. Then in December, Christmas in the UK (to celebrate his mother’s 80th birthday), then New Year’s Day in the Philippines (for my mother’s 80th birthday, too). We’ll be staying in the Philippines for a couple of weeks, then travel to Singapore and Bali. Looking forward to travelling and celebrating.

Have a great week everyone. What made you smile this week?

For: The Weekly Smile 69 #weeklysmile, Three Things Thursday: Cherry Ice, Disc Golf, Mad Cleaning, & Some Pretties