May is usually time for me to return home to Vancouver. Since I have retired, I have spent the early spring months away from home. Summer is a lovely time at home and we are lucky to have an outdoor and an indoor swimming pool at my apartment complex.
|lithography workshop on my street|
|a taco stand on a nearby corner|
|outside Santo Domingo|
|There is always music in Oaxaca.|
|There are lots of activities each week|
|a beautiful gallery on my street|
I have spent 9 weeks in Mexico (8 alone and 1 with my brother). It is definitely easier to convince people to visit me in Paris. It's a long time alone and I have felt lonely sometimes. Skype and FaceTime do provide a connection with home.
If you are a solo woman traveller, I would recommend Oaxaca as a destination. I have felt safe every moment of my visit. There is no need to carry a lot of cash around. I spend less than $30 Canadian a day and I eat in middle class restaurants. If I were more daring with my food, I could get along on half of that.
I don't go out alone at night but I am sure that if I wished to, I could find another woman to share a taxi with.
Mother's Day is on Sunday. I am feeling a bit sad and eager to go home as I heard about the death of an old family friend yesterday. I have known her since I was born and she played a significant role during my girlhood.
I was wondering where I spent last Mother's Day. iPhoto's last 12 month feature supplied me with the info. It seems a long time ago.
I was walking the coastal path in England last May. How far away is that! The flowers were in bloom and there were lambs.
|Last Mother's Day I was a Moorlands in Devon.|