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Let's Just Chat / Re: Spain! in the Carnival Season?
« Last post by ILuvLucy on April 21, 2017, 07:02:09 AM »
I guess "cold" is very subjective, huh?  :grin:
We are on the Atlantic as well.  It has to get quite hot on the beach in order for me to venture into the water at all! I usually will take a dip in the bay, where it's a bit warmer than the ocean.
Though it's possible that this summer will be different for me since Hot Flashes have descended upon me like crazy lately!  :rollseyes:   I just might be splashing around in those waves more often. Haha.
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Fashion / Re: Shoes and accessories?
« Last post by ILuvLucy on April 19, 2017, 08:19:43 AM »
I love the outfit, Styyna! And I really like Milla's suggestions.  (I clicked on every link  :grin:). I think the only shoe I would not wear would be the narrower black pair.
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Fashion / Re: Shoes and accessories?
« Last post by Styyna on April 16, 2017, 11:10:04 AM »
I've never tried making jewelry and I'm a bit reluctant to take on another craft. I tend to go all in when I start something new. I think I'll stick to my knitting and the other craft that I have been getting ready to learn - quilting. I have heaps of fabric for quilting and tools of the craft. I recently located a teacher so sometime this year I intend to give it a whirl.
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Let's Just Chat / Re: Spain! in the Carnival Season?
« Last post by Styyna on April 16, 2017, 11:01:21 AM »
I don't find it too cold because I am used to the cold waters of the Atlantic  :wink:

Brrr...I remember traveling alone to visit family in Norway. After about 24 hours of travel by plane, taxi, train, and bus I arrived around noon. That afternoon everyone wanted to go swimming and of course I wanted to join them. My uncle mentioned that the water in the fjord was a bit "brisk" that day after checking the thermometer. After being assured that it was safe to dive off the end of the pier I dove in. Was I ever shocked! It was so cold it knocked the wind right out of me and upon surfacing all I could do was inhale and inhale again. I will say, I was wide awake at that point!

Even without swimming, I think visiting that area in Feb. still sounds like a great trip that I would like to make. The picture just makes it that much more enticing.
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Let's Just Chat / Re: Spain! in the Carnival Season?
« Last post by milla on April 16, 2017, 09:22:32 AM »
Yes ILlucy, people swim there.  The Med is still a bit cold in February but it is very pleasant in the summer. I don't find it too cold because I am used to the cold waters of the Atlantic  :wink:
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Let's Just Chat / Re: Spain! in the Carnival Season?
« Last post by ILuvLucy on April 16, 2017, 08:14:59 AM »
How wonderful! Your view from the balcony is so beautiful, Milla.  Do people swim at that beach? Is the water cold?
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Let's Just Chat / Re: Spain! in the Carnival Season?
« Last post by SusanG on April 14, 2017, 01:44:22 PM »
This is the view from our balcony. No wonder we keep going back. The staff at the hotel are marvellous, so friendly, we always get a great welcome there. Granada and Seville are less than two hours by coach, Ronda is a bit less; wonderful towns, full of interesting monuments and beautiful scenery.

What a gorgeous setting, Milla!
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Home and Garden / Re: Orchids
« Last post by SusieQ on April 12, 2017, 11:11:55 PM »
DH is now a member of the American Orchid Society. I signed him up! He was grateful and sends his thanks to you, SusieQ. Now to find a local group. There are two colleges in town and I wonder if one of them might have a group. If not, and if I can't find one in town, there are large cities just 45 minutes to the north of us and I'm sure I can find something there.
He will love it!  I spend way too much time there before I go to bed.  The magazines they send are worth the price of the membership alone, imho.  :grin:



Now, about your greenhouse...do tell! Is this something new or have I suffered a senior moment and just don't remember you talking about it? You are clearly serious about your orchids and have devoted a lot of time and energy and probably dollars to your passion. Though I seem to recall that at the outset you were able to get orchids at the farmers' market or some such place and the prices were reasonable if I recall correctly. Now, though, it seems that you have a list of new varieties (is that the right word?) that might not be as readily available.
The GH was a birthday/Christmas present from hubby. I got it in early November and set my succulents and cacti in there. When spring came around, I took all the succulent and cacti out and started introducing the orchids.  I just have about 30 in the GH right now but hope to add more as it gets closer to summer. Yes, I started my collection by purchasing some orchids at a farmer's market and found the Sharry Baby Oncidium type of orchid that smell like vanilla chocolate when in bloom.  Then, my taste wanted something different and dragged my hubby and son to as many orchid shows I could find...also orchid nurseries.  Now, I mainly shop online since I found sellers that have great orchids and really know the meaning of customer service.  Growing orchid is addicting because they are so many species and hybrid and colors and fragrant.  It's fun, it keeps me out of trouble, keeps me busy and every one in the house can enjoy the  beauty.  They are not too crazy about my makeup collection.  :lol:
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Home and Garden / Re: Orchids
« Last post by SusieQ on April 12, 2017, 10:59:40 PM »
Here's a link you may find helpful:

https://www.orchidmall.com/society.htm  The orchid society listing.  :)
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Let's Just Chat / Re: Spain! in the Carnival Season?
« Last post by SusieQ on April 12, 2017, 10:56:54 PM »
Not bad weather for February, don't you think?
Beautiful weather!  We still have rain and cold weather in April!!
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