Nnenna and Andreas tied the knot yesterday! Congratulations!
Kabuki and I just got back from Sardinia today. The trip largely consisted of two parts:
- North-East Sardinia. We stayed in the hills of Panteleo. With a quiet and relaxed base we had easy access to the “emerald coast” and the Maddalena islands.
- North-West Sardinia. We stayed in Alghero which is a cool tourist beach town and the site of Lukas and Kristina’s wedding.
And of course we also drove between these two locations – hugging the coast as much as possible – and flexing our tourist muscles whenever possible. Here are some pictures from the trip.
North-East Sardinia and the Trip West:
North-West Sardinia and the Wedding:
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Melody and Todd got married 10 years ago and used that as an excuse to have an amazing party last weekend in Sonoma. Great people, food, wine, and weather meant good times for all. For all the pictures go here:
Unbeknownst to all the weather forecasters on the continent there was actually great weather all weekend, and Southern France – specifically the town of Villefranche-sur-Mer – played an amazing backdrop to Dana Pressman and Jeff Tobak’s wedding. Good food, good wine, good energy, and good company. It was a weekend to remember and both Kabuki and I wish the happily married couple all the luck in the world (which they’ll not really need) and more importantly a quiet day to themselves (which they’ll undoubtedly need soon).
For a look at all the pictures from the wedding (as well as the ability to download the full images if you so desire), please head to:
Kabuki and I are heading to Nice this morning for Dana and Jeff’s wedding. Should be fun, especially because the trip is entirely paid for … or at least I’m assuming that my winnings from Monte Carlo should pay for it. :^)
The Canada trip was instigated and then designed around Vanessa and Dirk’s wedding on 15 September in Saint Andrews, New Brunswick. Here are a few photo’s from the wedding.
If you want to see the whole gallery of photos you can see them on Ofoto/Kodakgallary here:
We’ve been in Saint Andrews for several days now. The days leading up to arriving as well as the next 36 hours were filled with fog and rain. Saint Andrews is a quaint town but when you’re fogged in it takes away from the feel of a cute coastal town (or at least what you can do in it). Since then, however, we’ve had one beautiful day after another and we’re really starting to warm to the town.
This is a town of 1,800 registered tax payers, being September we’re past the rush of summer tourists but there is still good life in the town before October when most shops close and the seasonal folks all head out of town. Being a small town life moves slower here and trust is more easy to come by. Two great examples:
- The moment you step onto the road cars will stop and let you pass. There are no frustrated faces in the car windows, they don’t make desparaging remarks, nor do they speed away once you’ve passed. They’re just not in an hurry and stopping to let you cross is no big deal.
- I forgot to bring cufflinks to the wedding and while I had a backup shirt that didn’t need them I’d have preferred to wear the one that did. So this morning I set out to find some cufflinks in one of the stores knowing full well that it was quite unlikely that I’d find any. The first shop I tried apologized and said that maybe next door at the jewlery store I’d have better luck (although they thought it was unlikely). Indeed the jewlery shop was just more bad news, they only got about one request a year for cufflinks and only had them in a catalog that I could order from. As I was gearing to leave, the owner called me back and asked if I’d be around tomorrow. I said I would but that I needed them today. He then suggested that his father had given him cufflinks and I could borrow his if I’d return them tomorrow. Wow. I offered money and he refused. Very cool. You wouldn’t find that kind of hospitality in London (or any large city for that matter).
Today is the day of the wedding and unfortunately it looks like rain all day only to be replaced by more beautiful weather again tomorrow. It’s bad timing but I think we’ll all have fun anyway and hopefully Dirk and Vanessa don’t feel too bad about their bout with mother nature.
Tomorrow, after dropping off the cufflnks, we’re off to Maine for a day and then back to Montreal and our flight back on Monday. I’ll post pictures of the trip as soon as I can.