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Senior Salon

This will be the very first, and I hope of many to come, Senior Salon link-ups here at The Recipe Hunter

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March 19 – 23, 2018
Linkup will Start: March 19, 2018, 02:00 am and Ends: March 23, 2018, 8:00 pm PDT (Pacific Daylight Time).

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Thanks to Sally, my visit to the fascinating city of Messina in Sicily has been brought out of the archives. If you haven’t read it before, you may find it interesting and if you have, it could be a nice reminder. I enjoy revisiting these places via Sally’s blog.

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Darlene Foster gives us a guided tour of the port of Messina with its stunning architecture and history.

Madonna of the Letter and 236 Steps in Messina by Darlene Foster

Have you ever been to Sicily? That island off Italy at the end of the boot. As a kid in school I was always fascinated by that part of the map. I was fortunate that our recent cruise made a stop at the port of Messina. We were greeted by a golden Madonna perched on top of a very tall column, as we entered the harbour. The words – “Vos et ipsam cictatem benedicimus” at the bottom made me curious. Although it rained heavily, I was not deterred and left the ship to explore. I was excited to be in Sicily.

Madonna of the Letter

My first stop was the Duomo de Capanile, the main cathedral in the city. It seemed like a good…

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You Are My Sunshine. My only sunshine.

You make me happy. When skies are grey.

You’ll never know, dear, How much I love you.

Please don’t take my sunshine away.

~ Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell. Copyright 1940



This was my favourite song when I was a little girl growing up on the Canadian prairies.  My Dad and I used to sing it together.





So imagine how happy I was to recieve the Sunshine Award from my east coast friend Pauline at newfoundlandtraveller Check out her blog, she posts delightful stories about her life and her part of the world.

Of course, the Sunshine Award has some rules:

  • Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog
  • Answer 10 questions about yourself
  • Nominate 10-12 other fabulous bloggers
  • Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated
  • Share the love and link the person who nominated you.


Favorite color:  purple

Favorite animal:  camel

Favorite number:  12

Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Rooibos tea, it always makes me feel good

Prefer Facebook or Twitter?  Twitter, I have over 1400 followers from all over the world

My passion:   Helping others meet their goals

Prefer getting or giving presents:  Giving, I love to shop for that perfect gift for a special person. I usually pick up things on my travels.  Seeing the look on the faces of people when they open the gift is so wonderful.

Favorite pattern:  stars

Favorite day of the week:  Monday because it is a fresh start.  (I know, I am weird)

Favorite flower:  Tulips, they make me so happy.


I hereby pass forward this  Sunshine Award to some wonderful blogging friends I have met over the past year.  If you have won this award before it is because you are so deserving of it.  They are all worth checking out! I look forward to your answers.












Thanks everyone for being my sunshine!!

Who would you like to pass this feel good sunshine award on to?


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