Friday, May 17, 2013

Teatime on the porch............

......always a favorite thing.

English china and tea. French linen and magazine.  
Sunshine and jasmine perfume.
Wish you could join me here before I fly away.

Early Sunday I leave on another adventure. I'll be a long, 
long way from home. 
I fly first to San Francisco to meet up with Paula, then 
on to Tokyo. Following day we'll board an expedition 
ship and sail through Japan's islands, making our way 
to Russia's remote Far East Kuril islands, then onward to the 
Kamchatka Peninsula - click to see my itinerary 
and more details.

I may not be able to blog whilst away depending on 
Internet availability.............but 
will see you all when I return in June, hopefully 
with photos and stories of amazing places.

Linking to Claudia's Saturday party at 
Mockingbirdhill Cottage - hope you'll 
visit and join in.


  1. Mary! Your trip sounds like a marvelous adventure. Take me, too!!!

    I'm in the middle of house repairs, and I just got back from a quick escape.

    I love your tea set. Is that Royal Crown Derby? It's just gorgeous.

    Hoping you have a wonderful, wonderful time!

    Dropping by from Claudia's party...



  2. Mary, you amaze me with your energy and zest for such adventures. How exciting! All the best to you and Paula for wonderful and safe journeys.
    Look forward to the photos you'll share on your return.
    Lovely tea time on your porch. '-)
    ~ Sarah

  3. Bon voyage mon petit, bon voyage!
    Paul :)

  4. My goodness Mary. Another adventure! How absolutely fantastic. It will be awesome and I can't wait to see what you have to share. Best wishes and blessings, Tmamy

  5. How lovely for you Mary - having a moment in the sun before you depart.
    A very pretty tea set.
    Wishing you Bon Voyage and God's speed!
    Have fun Mary.
    Shane ♥

  6. Have a wonderful, wonderful time.
    I know that you will return with lots of interesting posts and photos to share of the experience. Bon voyage.

  7. Hello Mary, I am your newest follower. You have the most glorious travel blog. I look forward to seeing photos and reading words of your new adventure to the far away countries. Hugs Judy

  8. Wishing you a safe and wonderful trip, and sooooo looking forward to another travelogue when you return!

  9. Have a wonderful and safe trip Mary and Paula! I can't wait to see and hear of your adventures. God bless. Hugs, Pam

  10. Oh, Mary, I will miss you here but I' ll really look forward to your posts when you return.

    I hope you and Paula have a wonderful journey. Be safe!


  11. I've just shared a cuppa with you in my little garden and toasted your good health and safe journey for your next thrilling adventures with Paula.

    Bon voyage!

    Rose H

  12. Oh, I'll never forget Kamtschatka. Of course, I haven't been there, but we had to learn where it is in school almost 40 years ago. It was so far away in a country we though we could never go. And now you are actually seeing it. Amazing. Have a safe trip! Regula

  13. Have a wonderful trip Mary! Looking forward to hearing all about it when you return.

  14. Have a wonderful trip Mary. I wondered where you might choose to go on your next adventure. Look forward to reading all about it, you really are getting to see some amazing places. Have Lots of fun.

  15. I will miss you here and will be waiting for the wonderful photos you will bring back. I know I will never take a trip like that so the sharing of your journey will be so much fun!! Happy Travels!!!! ☺

  16. I love visiting you Mary, you're always off on an adventure to someplace wonderful.

    Wishing you a great trip!

  17. Bon voyage, Mary! I am already looking forward to all the amazing photos you bring home with you.

  18. Hope you have alovely trip, look forward to the photographs when you return. I can no longer travel because of OH's conditions so I enjoy the travelling via your blog.

  19. Goodness! Another trip! I don't know how you do it, Mary, but my hat is off to you. Have a wonderful, wonderful time and I'll see you when you return. Your afternoon tea looks absolutely beautiful.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week.



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