Suzi Wilson

This is my personal blog. I am definitely a “girly girl” but I am also a bit of a nerd. I love traveling, baking, exercise & working on my computer.

Travel

I love to travel. Until I was 50 years old I did not fly but after I married my husband, David, that all changed.

Recipes

I’m just starting my recipe selection. Mostly because of my interest in the British Baking Show.

Miscellaneous

I also enjoy visiting museums and other interesting venues. You can see more about those items here.

Montego Bay Jamaica

Montego Bay Jamaica

I am on the Carnival Dream and we will take 2 days at sea to reach Montego Bay, Jamaica. So, I thought it would be a good time to do some research on our destination. Here are some of the interesting things I've found.
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British Baking Show Series 1

British Baking Show Series 1

I have become enamored with the British Baking Show Series. The first series to show on Netflix is actually the 5th series of The Great British Bake-off in the UK that aired in August 2014. This difference has caused a lot of confusion for people following the show in...

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The Royal Wedding

The Royal Wedding

I am certainly excited for the Royal Wedding coming up between Prince Harry (Henry) and Meagan Markle next week. There is a lot of build up. I like to imagine what it might be like to be someone who might be coming into a family so steeped in tradition and history. I...

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Tour de France 2016

Tour de France 2016

Official Teaser - Tour de France 2016 by tourdefrance_en Boy do I love cycling and I am excited to see the Tour de France starting another season. It is the most challenging sport. It consists of 21 days of racing over a 23 day period and covers 2,200 miles (3,500...

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

Official Teaser - Tour de France 2016 by tourdefrance_en Boy do I love cycling and I am excited to see the Tour de France starting another season. It is the most challenging sport. It consists of 21 days of racing over a 23 day period and covers 2,200 miles (3,500...

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New Orleans Museum of Art Masks

New Orleans Museum of Art Masks

Happy Mother's Day Sally My sister Sally is the best mother I know. She started life as a mother with her two step children and then grew her family with four more of her own. You would never know the difference though as she treats them all with the same love and...

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Feel Better About Yourself with a Simple Exercise

Feel Better About Yourself with a Simple Exercise

Last week I visited the New Orleans Museum of Art, otherwise known as NOMA, for the first time. NOMA is located in New Orleans City Park. City Park sits on an Island between Orleans Avenue Canal and Bayou St. John on, what New Orleanians call, "The North Shore". "The...

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Ballet Shoes

Ballet Shoes

Just imagine the world for a moment where everyone felt good. You know, the euphoria we feel around Christmas time, when everyone is being nice to each other and sharing the "Christmas Spirit".
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Winter Cruise of the Caribbean

Winter Cruise of the Caribbean

I love to watch ballet dancers. They make everything look so easy, even though we know it is very, very difficult. Ballet has changed very little over the years and the craft of making ballet shoes is much the same as it was back when they started making them....

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Benefits of Yoga for Scoliosis

Benefits of Yoga for Scoliosis

We decided to treat ourselves to a November cruise of the Caribbean as our birthday gift this year (my husband and I both have birthdays in November). Since New Orleans is so close to our home we left from there aboard the Carnival Elation. New Orleans Port You...

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When you’re Great at Something

A friend shared an article by Kathryn Ashworth in Yoga International about a new study on the benefits of the side plank yoga position on people with Scoliosis which I want to share with you. Scoliosis Most people know someone with scoliosis as it affects 6 million...

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Pope Francis on Families

Pope Francis on Families

I love to watch ballet dancers. They make everything look so easy, even though we know it is very, very difficult. Ballet has changed very little over the years and the craft of making ballet shoes is much the same as it was back when they started making them....

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Today I will Oppose Nothing

Today I will Oppose Nothing

Life can be lived in as many different ways as there are people. At the opposite ends of the spectrum are; People who have difficulty witnessing their life as a dispassionate observer causing them to become consumed with the details of daily existence and people who...

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Palatki Heritage Site Sedona Arizona

Palatki Heritage Site Sedona Arizona

Lately I have been listening to Deepak Choprah's daily affirmations. I have found that they calm me and help make me more thoughtful. Yesterday's affirmation is shown below. I have heard it many times and each time I hear it, it brings more clarity for me. It talks...

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Visiting Sedona Arizona

Visiting Sedona Arizona

Official Teaser - Tour de France 2016 by tourdefrance_en Boy do I love cycling and I am excited to see the Tour de France starting another season. It is the most challenging sport. It consists of 21 days of racing over a 23 day period and covers 2,200 miles (3,500...

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Youth America Grand Prix Ballet Competition

Youth America Grand Prix Ballet Competition

Happy Mother's Day Sally My sister Sally is the best mother I know. She started life as a mother with her two step children and then grew her family with four more of her own. You would never know the difference though as she treats them all with the same love and...

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Estes Park Colorado Travel Big

Estes Park Colorado Travel Big

I have become enamored with the British Baking Show Series. The first series to show on Netflix is actually the 5th series of The Great British Bake-off in the UK that aired in August 2014. This difference has caused a lot of confusion for people following the show in...

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Boulder Colorado

Boulder Colorado

A friend shared an article by Kathryn Ashworth in Yoga International about a new study on the benefits of the side plank yoga position on people with Scoliosis which I want to share with you. Scoliosis Most people know someone with scoliosis as it affects 6 million...

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Beautiful Clouds

Beautiful Clouds

Happy Mother's Day Sally My sister Sally is the best mother I know. She started life as a mother with her two step children and then grew her family with four more of her own. You would never know the difference though as she treats them all with the same love and...

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Healthy Fried Green Tomatoes

Healthy Fried Green Tomatoes

Youth America Grand Prix supports and develops world-class dancers, ages 9-19, of all economic, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds by providing scholarship auditions, performance and education opportunities. They do this by holding auditions in major cities around the...

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Movement can Communicate by Zoë Greten

Movement can Communicate by Zoë Greten

Fried Green Tomatoes Fried Green Tomatoes is one of those dishes you think of when you think of the South. It is a wonderful place to live with the warm sunshine and smell of magnolia's in the air, but the food can be very fattening. So when I found this low calorie...

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Banana-Oat Breakfast Cookies

Banana-Oat Breakfast Cookies

Zoë Greten Zoë Greten, from the Netherlands is a young dancer who wants to tell a story with her dance. It is inspiring to see a young person using her natural talent to bring attention to the things that are important to her. Please enjoy these video's of her...

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Be Happy

Be Happy

Fried Green Tomatoes Fried Green Tomatoes is one of those dishes you think of when you think of the South. It is a wonderful place to live with the warm sunshine and smell of magnolia's in the air, but the food can be very fattening. So when I found this low calorie...

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Should we live in the present?

Should we live in the present?

Zoë Greten Zoë Greten, from the Netherlands is a young dancer who wants to tell a story with her dance. It is inspiring to see a young person using her natural talent to bring attention to the things that are important to her. Please enjoy these video's of her...

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An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

I noticed a distinct difference between the way Europeans & Americans view their environment when I visited Europe. Because Europeans live in an environment of old, seemingly permanent, structures they have developed an ethos of "care taking". Whereas Americans...

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People are just people all over the world

People are just people all over the world

As I've said before, I don't consider myself a reader, but that is about to change. Starting today rather than watching TV as I fall asleep in bed I am going to pick up a book. Today I was watching a video shared on Facebook by a friend about an engineer, Destin, who...

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Vegetarianism:Fad or Freedom

Vegetarianism:Fad or Freedom

I noticed a distinct difference between the way Europeans & Americans view their environment when I visited Europe. Because Europeans live in an environment of old, seemingly permanent, structures they have developed an ethos of "care taking". Whereas Americans...

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Pasta and Pepper Primavera

Pasta and Pepper Primavera

As I've said before, I don't consider myself a reader, but that is about to change. Starting today rather than watching TV as I fall asleep in bed I am going to pick up a book. Today I was watching a video shared on Facebook by a friend about an engineer, Destin, who...

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The Christian Dior Legacy

The Christian Dior Legacy

This recipe was in the Better Homes and Gardens Low Calorie 2015 Edition. I like it for a great vegetarian primavera option because it includes beans/legumes in the ingredients. When you are eating vegetarian you have to watch out for the automatic increase in carbs...

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Amsterdam Holland

Amsterdam Holland

Christian Dior was born in the Normandy coast region of France but later moved to Paris. He served in the Army for France during WWII and...

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Bruges Belgium

Bruges Belgium

This recipe was in the Better Homes and Gardens Low Calorie 2015 Edition. I like it for a great vegetarian primavera option because it includes beans/legumes in the ingredients. When you are eating vegetarian you have to watch out for the automatic increase in carbs...

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The Gardens of France

The Gardens of France

Christian Dior was born in the Normandy coast region of France but later moved to Paris. He served in the Army for France during WWII and...

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Paris France

Jardin Botanique de Vauville This was my favorite garden, or Jardin. It was created in 1947 by a man who loves plants and gardens. He wanted a garden of exotic plants but the climate of Normandy is very windy and plants have a difficult time growing. So, he began...

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Portland UK and Salisbury

Portland UK and Salisbury

Paris in springtime. We experienced rain, sun and wind during our visit here. The Paris of the past must be different than the Paris of current day, or maybe my expectation was different. I had envisioned a quaint little city and small intimate streets with flower...

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Cork Ireland

Cork Ireland

Jardin Botanique de Vauville This was my favorite garden, or Jardin. It was created in 1947 by a man who loves plants and gardens. He wanted a garden of exotic plants but the climate of Normandy is very windy and plants have a difficult time growing. So, he began...

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Cobh Ireland

Cobh Ireland

Paris in springtime. We experienced rain, sun and wind during our visit here. The Paris of the past must be different than the Paris of current day, or maybe my expectation was different. I had envisioned a quaint little city and small intimate streets with flower...

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Haute Couture Fashion

Haute Couture Fashion

Cobh has the only port in Ireland capable of docking a Cruise ship. Cork Ireland was the port the Titanic disembarked from on its final voyage. Titanic White Star Line was determined that no expense would be spared in the construction of Titanic. It took 3 years for...

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Our Mother our Earth

Our Mother our Earth

Haute couture Fashion is constructed by hand from start to finish, made from high quality, expensive, often unusual fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail and finished by the most experienced and capable sewers, often using time-consuming, hand-executed...

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The Power of an Idle Mind

The Power of an Idle Mind

Cobh has the only port in Ireland capable of docking a Cruise ship. Cork Ireland was the port the Titanic disembarked from on its final voyage. Titanic White Star Line was determined that no expense would be spared in the construction of Titanic. It took 3 years for...

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Portrait Painting

Portrait Painting

Haute couture Fashion is constructed by hand from start to finish, made from high quality, expensive, often unusual fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail and finished by the most experienced and capable sewers, often using time-consuming, hand-executed...

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Setting sail on our Transatlantic Crossing

Setting sail on our Transatlantic Crossing

Every cruise ship seems to have a theme for the artwork on the stairwells. This ship is featuring different artists portrait interpretations on the forward staircases. Self Portraits A self-portrait is a representation of an artist, drawn, painted, photographed, or...

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The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 – 2014

The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 – 2014

Paris in springtime. We experienced rain, sun and wind during our visit here. The Paris of the past must be different than the Paris of current day, or maybe my expectation was different. I had envisioned a quaint little city and small intimate streets with flower...

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Rainy Days and Mondays

Rainy Days and Mondays

This recipe was in the Better Homes and Gardens Low Calorie 2015 Edition. I like it for a great vegetarian primavera option because it includes beans/legumes in the ingredients. When you are eating vegetarian you have to watch out for the automatic increase in carbs...

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On Being a Twin

On Being a Twin

Today is a rainy day here in Gulfport Mississippi, for sure. Browsing for a youtube video of songs about rain brought me to this one... Rainy Days and Mondays by Karen Carpenter. What a wonderful singer. I loved Karen Carpenter, she was an inspiration. She stepped out...

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Ari and Sorority Sisters

Ari and Sorority Sisters

My husband and I are taking this epic trip to Europe on Royal Caribbean. The cruise is a repositioning cruise. Royal Caribbean is repositioning the Serenade of The Seas from the Caribbean to Europe. The Serenade of the Seas is in the Radiance Class (for those in the...

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