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Ventana - An Enchanting Resort in BIg Sur

Summary: I love Ventana. I highly recommend visiting  and exploring the landscape at Lime Kiln and Andrew Molera State Park which I've blogged about here. Please note this is #notsponsored . Yes, that means we paid our own bill! Lots of details in the following review. including a Post Ranch vs Ventana comparison.  Can you tell there's something exciting beyond this beautiful gate? There's something special about Big Sur, a magic in the light, the presence of the Pacific, the cliffs, beaches, redwood forests and the murmur of the surf. It's one of my favorite places in California. I couldn't think of anywhere else I wanted to be to celebrate turning fifty, because it's a place where there's a sense of nature, space and light and a wide horizon. We've been to Big Sur many times and for a celebration there are two fantastic hotels vying for your attention. The exclusive, modern and very private, cliff top Post Ranch Inn and on the other side of the road the …

Just Back....Week Eleven

Back from a flying visit to Dublin where it was a little damp but warm for November. I forgot my camera so no pictures,  it was all family and no sightseeing anyway. If you're in Dublin I highly recommend lunch at Cavistons which I enjoyed as always.

It's Thanksgiving week and so things are moving slowly, lots of cancellations and delays. The reupholstered furniture has arrived which  I'm excited about, pictures later. The bathroom mirrors are installed  and Felipe has started refinishing the floors. I have to choose a stain but I'm thinking about going darker. Not black but perhaps a dark brown with a semi-gloss finish, more later on this too.

It was lots of work to clear out the rooms for the refinishing, our living space is getting smaller and more crowded by the day! Trying to stay optimistic and hoping everything will come together soon.

Here's the kind of chaos we're living with and the kind of relaxed socializing we used to do....looking forward to having people over once again.