March 30, 2011

Kids Can Now Walk on Water + A Quickie!

Azul Sensatori Hotel, Cancun, Mexico swimming pool balloons.
Oh my goodness, they look like giant transparent balloons and make users look like a hamster running in its wheel.
The concept works by children entering a large air-filled balloon which they have to push in order to move across the surface of the water.
A new great fun addition to the pool environment? xx
Update: I'm busy. Like ridiculously, terribly, tiringly busy but I wanted to say hello. 
I'm in a constant state, of so-little  time-so-much-to-so...but this is really busy. I'm running out of time, I just want to talk to you guys forever! 
I look forward to visiting your lovely blogs and having a proper catch up soon.

I hope you're all having a great week.                                         
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March 24, 2011

Food Art

Have I ever mentioned that I have a big obsession with food photography? 

I eat merely to put food out of my mind.
What is a Recipe: A series of step-by-step instruction for preparing ingredients you forgot to buy, in utensils you don't own, to make a dish the dog wouldn't eat!
~Author Unknown.

Remember, no man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.
~Christopher Morley.

March 21, 2011

Family and Photography

I totally and utterly love Michal Rubin's exquisite Photography! Her photographs are all magnificent and so very nicely composed.

Thank you so much, Michal. We are so lucky to have you out there.

I would love to ask you, my sweet readers. Do you have any children? If yes, what are their names and ages?
If no, do you want to have kids someday? Just curious. I'd love to hear. xx

(Photos by Michal Rubin )                                     

March 18, 2011

Mama, why...?

I came across this e-mail in my archive today and thought this was
too funny not to share. Oh my gosh, my blog is getting random!
I'm sharing this in the hope of putting a little smile on your face today.
Well, one day a baby chimp asked his momma, "Mommy why 
are we so funny-looking?"
The mother smiled and told him. "You ought to thank God that we are the way we are. You should see the person that is reading this e-mail! (or post!).
Seriously, I love the way he curled right up and leaned on his mum.
Plus two Cut and Dry posts, My Next Life here , and some miserable cats here ! :)

Oh my goodness, this BBC video is ridiculously hilarious!
It made me snort water up my nose giggling!

My lovelies, I hope you have a wonderful, fun weekend. xx

P.S. It has been said many times before but worth repeating...laughter is good for our bodies as well as our souls.
Laughter helps build bridges; with other words laughter helps bring people together.

(Top photos courtesy of Google images.)

March 14, 2011

Cancun Photos: The Other Face of Cancun

As many of you may already know I was in Cancun, Mexico last month.
I'd love to share with you a few photos of Bahia Petempich Beach, Cancun, if you'd like to see. We stayed at the amazing Azul Sensatori Resort which I would highly recommend.

More Cancun photos here and Tulum photos here .
Me walking on the beach.

Sit in reverie and watch the changing colours of the waves...
The Azul Sensatori Resort is absolutely fantastic. With an excellent location directly on the beach but the ocean floor had lots of coral and plant-life so it was not very pleasant to swim.
The section of the coast is a Coral conservation area. 
Bahia Petempich Beach, Cancun, Mexico.

Cancun is definitely Mexico's showcase resort where you could keep busy lots of hours a day just participating in many interesting activities and tours available.
In fact, Cancun is a destination of different faces. The face recognized by much of the world is the face of the Cancun Tourist Zone. xx

P.S. Photos slightly touched.

Cancun Photos2

I'd like to share with you a few of  my Cancun photographs, if you'd like to see. 
More Cancun photos here
Bahia Petempich Beach, Cancun, Mexico. 
Cancun beach is one long strip of beach on the Yucatan Peninsula where you can relax to your hearts content along the crystal blue shore of the Caribbean.
Cancun is definitely a place of different faces. xx

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Vacation Photos: Tulum, Mexico

Mayan tree roots and stones.

So, we were in the land of the Maya and also the Caribbean.
Cancun is full of things to do, but just a short distance away there are many interesting side trips.
A beautiful Cancun beach here . What a spectacular view!

We planned on visiting Tulum, one of the most beautiful and interesting Mayan cities, so we took a two hour tour. Our tour guide, Melina Solis, did an excellent job on giving information about the Mayan Ruins and an informative lesson at each sight we visited. It was clear that she was passionate about her hometown Cancun, as well as her job.
Tulum is surrounded by a huge stone wall. Its height is irregular since it follows the contours of the land and it is rectangular shaped with only three sides; that which faces the sea was naturally protected. 
Without a doubt, the wall had a defensive purpose although it also served to establish the limits of the "sacred" area. It has five doorways or entrances:
One facing west, two to the north and two more to the south. Tulum is also the Yucatan Mayan word for fence or wall.  

Tulum is the only ocean front city the Maya ever built; also the only one that is walled, and it contains 60 well preserved buildings. 
The highest and the most outstanding building in Tulum is the Castle, El Castillo, (above) perched on Tulum's highest cliff. This temple-topped pyramid also served as a watchtower and a lighthouse to make navigation easier. 
When the two torches aligned, it showed the way through the reef.
I really, really, really love this Cancun beach! xx

Note: The city of Tulum was at its height during the 13th-15th century and was an important trading post for the Post classic Mayans.
The wall averages seven metres in thickness and is three to five metres high. This fortress has evoked theories that the inhabitants of Tulum were threatened by other people.
One theory is that the wall was put by the ruling class further distance or even protect themselves from the
common people. This theory supports the idea that the
Mayan civilization was brought down by peasant revolution.