While we were on a business trip we took the opportunity to experience High Tea at the St Regis Hotel. This is a very classy hotel with a small room set aside for the High Tea. An elegant setting with a Harpist playing and an intimate ambiance really made the experience worthwhile.
There were a variety of teas on offer and the food was more than enough for two of us. Very well done and something nice and different to treat yourselves to.


On a recent business trip to The Woodlands, Texas, my darling and I had the pleasure of dining at a New Orleans style restaurant. Growing up I loved, and still do, the music of the Carpenters. Stay with me folks, I know their music is squeaky clean pop like, but Karen’s voice was immaculate. Anyway they sang a version of Jambalaya, and I looked what that was one time, and since then have always wanted to try it. Now growing up in Australia we don’t get the opportunity to sample Southern cuisine at all.
So when we were looking for somewhere to dine one night this place stood out. Boy am I glad we went there, the food was sensational, the venue had a great ambience with no pretentiousness and the waiter was fabulous. So if you are ever in The Woodlands I would recommend checking out this place, Schilleci’s New Orleans Kitchen.


The Capital building in Austin Texas is full of interesting geometric shapes. This is a photo I took with my old PowerShot. The perspective path lined by trees leading up to the building really adds to its grandeur.


Here are a couple of Near and Far photo’s, taken with my little Powershot! I like to frame with something in the foreground and lead the eye to the background, hope you like.

Central Paris

Texas Capital Building – Austin

Hollywood Boulevard

Lucerne – Switzerland

No spare land

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Have you ever been to a place you have heard very little about? Austin,Texas was one of those places. Yeah, ok, not overly familiar with cities other than the main ones in the US that we hear about here in oz. Anyway, our first trip to the USA was an eye opener, nothing like what we had been lead to believe. Great food, great people, great place… (more…)