Category: travel
motorcyle in australia
deserts

Once upon a time, in a land far away, in an alternate universe,  I rode a motorcycle across Australia. It was hot, it was dusty and sometimes the distances were unbelievably long and boring. I loved it. The interior of…

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100 happy days  by sailorgirl jewelry 97 - 100
100 happy days, 97 – 100

Every day for 100 days, I take a photo of something that makes me happy. From top left: 97.Damn I love wandering around in a city where all the buildings are just so beautiful. Everything is so impossibly pretty! How…

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bocachita2
life is short, i’m going sailing

We’re sick of sitting around. We’re selling our boat. I think I might have mentioned it (a lot). It hasn’t sold yet. I know it’s only been 4 weeks but I’m not one to sit around and wait patiently. To…

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on the hunt
on the hunt

i’m looking for treasures. treasures to cast into silver and turn into wearables. it’s a cold and windy day (week) here and the beach is feeling wild. there’s few people out and those who venture forth like me are combing the…

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west coast
west coast

outside the Vancouver Convention Centre (where the Circle Craft Christmas market is taking place). Look, there’s mountains!!! After 8 days of rain it’s gorgeous and sunny. However it’s time to go in side to… look, it’s my booth! looks just…

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on the rainy coast
on the rainy coast

oh boy do i love fall! there was a brief break in the rain so we drove up through west vancouver to shannon falls to look at trees. they know how to grow trees out here. and hedges. and lovely…

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Vancouver!
Vancouver!

Greetings from the west/grey coast! Sailorgirl Jewelry is on the road, woohoooo! Here’s the convention centre where I’ll be exhibiting next week. I came out a couple of days early to hang with friends and family and wander around. Vancouver is…

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gargoyles
gargoyles

387 stairs up. 387 stairs down. and they are tiny, worn spirals stairs.  on a grey, misty damp day we trekked the stairs to see the gargoyles of Notre Dame.  grey mist was perfect for setting the scene.  i think…

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je mange… i eat
je mange… i eat

oh how i eat. we had a bit of a celebration on friday, MY BIRTHDAY!!!! yes, I just might have mentioned it  about a thousand times. what the heck. sunset up the Eiffel tower, and yes they serve the wine…

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art
art

je pense… i think, therefore i am. loved the Rodin museum, not only because of the sculpture but because of the setting. the building, the hotel brinon was a small scale, beautiful building where rodin created the work and is…

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let them eat cake
let them eat cake

who knows if Marie Antoinette actually did utter that phrase, it will forever be her catchphrase. I’ve always thought she was fascinating and now having wandered around her “home”/castle, I’m utterly enthralled. The Palace of Versailles was spectacularly over the…

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it’s historic building day!
it’s historic building day!

along with napoleons tomb (which i might add was mighty large for such a supposedly small man), there was a fantastic display of armour on our first stop today. i had no idea it was so detailed. these designs are…

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museum day
museum day

The Louvre. Overwhelming. Just wander and look.  And of course, La Joconde, the Mona Lisa. Seriously people, I’ve had an easier time getting to the stage at arena rock shows. The crowds? The elbows? The amount of cameras was ridiculous…

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to market
to market

zut alors! the market! we went to the marche bastille along rue richard-lenoir. oh mon dieu. the cry of “un euro” still rings in my ears. un euro for a kilo of the best white nectarines i have ever had….

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les bateaux
les bateaux

we took the totally tourist boat trip along the Seine and it was GREAT!!! of course i love all boat trips but a boat ride alongside such gorgeous buildings? the best.  and one day i will have a canal boat…

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gold
gold

there are 12 kilos of gold decorating this roof. 12 kilos!!! every time we turn a corner there is another amazing stunning building. i have given up trying to blend in. i just stand and stare open mouthed at all around…

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tasty day
tasty day

tasting wines. mmmmm….. the sancerre was tres tasty.  if i want to make tasty things, E. Delerrin is the place to go. this is the place where students from the cordon bleu school buy their supplies. so many tiny little…

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look up
look up

Il pleu un peu aujourd’hui. (It rained a bit today). This meant that it was time to stop oogling buildings from the outside and go inside to oogle. And oogle I did. I stared until my eyes bugged out like…

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oh mon dieu
oh mon dieu

seriously, another drop dead unbelievably gorgeous building? is there no end to them? how can there be this many amazing buildings? and i haven’t even gone into many yet!!! i’m still wandering around staring. this is the opera. seriously. wow. …

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walk walk walk
walk walk walk

 walk walk walk walk, oooh, stop for un cafe. ahhhhhh…. walk walk walk walk walk uphill, or should we take le metro? no, walk off those pastries. speaking of pastries, let’s have one! how is it possible that there is…

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my palace
my palace

our house is due for a new roof soon. I have just the thing in mind. Of course I’ll need a bigger house. In fact, I need a palace. I think I was born to live in a palace. With…

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oui, je suis une touriste
oui, je suis une touriste

It is as spectacular as expected. Being Saturday we didn’t go up as it’s way too crowded. I’ll save that for later. There was a lovely picnic in the park to watch the lights come on after sunset. Avec a…

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it’s all in the details
it’s all in the details

even the olives at the market are beautifully displayed. the garnishes, oh the garnishes. everything is just so darn pretty!!! it’s the tiny little details that i am noticing.  and yes, there will be a macaron necklace made as soon…

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fromage
fromage

wow. wow. wow. this was close to a religious experience. we spent the day wandering around staring at windows. all the shops are tiny and perfect. i mean tiny, like 50 – 300 square feet. and every one of them is…

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I’M IN PARIS!!!
I’M IN PARIS!!!

Aren’t the clouds pretty?  I made it!!! Je suis en Paris!!!  We have a fantastic apartment in Montmartre. Third floor, that means the fourth floor and no elevator. That’s fine, every trip up cancels out a glass of wine. Tomorrow…

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the destruction of a town
the destruction of a town

I have a soft spot for Goderich Ontario. I’ve exhibited at the Arts and Crafts show there since I first began making jewelry. From the very first the town has been supportive of me. It was the first place I…

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paris!
paris!

keep your fingers crossed people, there’s a trip in the works! I’m going to Paris this fall! I have never been to Paris, how is this possible? coming up this fall is a big birthday and I think I should…

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getting ready
getting ready

Oh boy! I’m coming to visit a park near you!!! Yes show season starts next weekend, yay!!! I have boxes of packaging all over the floor, who knew packaging could take up so much space. I’ve been digging the booth…

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NEW BIKE!!!!!
NEW BIKE!!!!!

Oh she is SO beautiful!!!!! I love my new steed. My beloved Kona Fire Mountain has retired after 17 years of faithful service. Replacing the Kona was such a hard thing, when you have that many kilometres together you really…

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