Flamingo’s Fixin’ to Fly!

Flamingo is a chameleon! I first got her in Miami at the “Pink Palm” gift shop. She was a shining beauty, but not cheap. I promised myself I would buy her as a reward after my next real estate sale when I worked for Majestic Properties in South Beach. All the closings […]

Nosara Art Show

We Did it On the Road! 6

        Yep, we took it on the road! The Jocelyn Farquhar Art Show in Atenas was so successful, we decided others should have the opportunity to enjoy this unique artist’s work.     We were fortunate to hold the show at El Sueño de Mariana in […]

Gasp! I Forgot the Turkey! 15

I live in Atenas, Costa Rica, chosen for the convenient location close to the airport, shopping and services. From my door, I can be in PriceSmart (similar to Costco) in twenty minutes. My family lives in Nosara on the Nicoya Peninsula, overlooking a beautiful beach, Playa Guiones on the Pacific […]

Butterball Turkey

Villa Daveena

Bon Appétit in the Jungle 16

  While visiting my family in Nosara, my folks invited me along on an outing that had been planned by a group of expat friends. It was to be a gourmet lunch in Playa Negra, a sleepy beach town on the Guanacaste Peninsula. Ha! I had been to Playa Negra; it […]

Are You a Giver or a Taker? 27

    The joy is in the giving. The true giver beams as she bestows her gift upon the receiver. I witnessed this the other day. My friend, Lynn, bought me a present; a new sundress for our “girls’ ” trip to Nosara. She bought one for every girl in the […]

Lynn and Carole Jean

Can 7 Women Travel in Harmony? 14

“She’s so bossy!” I said to my new friend, Rose, referring to my old friend, Lynn. Rose answered: “Yeah, right! Who in this group isn’t bossy?!” We had been planning this “girls’” outing for weeks, coordinating the trip with the arrival of Sue and Rose, friends of Isa’s from Colorado where she had […]

Plum Pudding – What is it, anyway? 15

“We wish you a Merry Christmas, We wish you a Merry Christmas … for the last 35 years, it has been a family tradition to march into a darkened room singing this song while carrying a flaming platter of plum pudding.  Although we are not British, I adopted it some years […]