Roving Jay

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Name: Roving Jay
Date registered: January 12, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Steaming back to the 1940s — September 17, 2017
  2. Saved by Annie’s Grapes — September 7, 2017
  3. The end of the Cambodia Daily — September 5, 2017
  4. Herbie and I are not alone — September 4, 2017
  5. Smoking in Public Places – Fire in Gümüşlük — August 20, 2017

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Jan 10

I devoured Jack’s Raw Turkey and it was Bootiful!

How many times have you been with friends, and somebody new has joined the group? Favourite stories are recounted; one’s you’d forgotten about rise to the surface like the cream of the crop; and out of the blue, fresh tales are uncovered.

That’s what it felt like when I was devouring Jack Scott’s latest book “Turkey the Raw Guide”.

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Dec 27

Horse Riding and a House Sit in Palm Springs

During our New Year’s house sit I took the opportunity to go out into the desert on a horse riding expedition. It rained and I got soaked.

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Dec 08

Impressive Cathedral da Se, Scary Location

Religious Focal Point It’s walking distance from Liberdade to the Cathedral da Se.  The great thing about Cathedrals is they make great landmarks.  Sao Paulo is a city full of high rises, and it’s difficult to get your bearings, but a spire is easy to spot – and when there’s two talls ones to head for, …

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Nov 20

Feira da Liberdade, São Paulo

Sunday Sightseeing It’s Sunday, and I keep hearing about the fabulous markets in São Paulo.  I’m tired from my flight, but I’m determined to make the most of my time here.  So after a quick change of clothes, I grab my camera and head out into the great unknown. Little Japan I’ve lost count of the …

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Nov 16

Beating drums on Santa Monica Beach

Walking along Santa Monica Beach, I didn’t expect to see a young boy playing a drum kit, being videotaped by his dad. This post includes my entry for Photo Roulette #50

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Nov 14

Melissa: The Art of Shoes in Brazil

Sao Paulo’s Melissa Galeria merges the retro-futuristic ’60 vibe, with Barbie girl glamour & the convenience of on-line browsing into 1 modern retail experience. If you’re a shoe-girl – this should pique your interest.

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Nov 09

Photo Essay of Istanbul Sights

Istanbul Sights The vivid yellow hue of the zucchini blossoms in my last article, inspired me to create this photo essay.  I was looking through my Istanbul photo collection, and suddenly I started noticing specific colour elements in them. I left those elements in their original colour, and turned everything else to black and white. …

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Oct 28

Stuffed Zucchini/Courgette Blossoms

These bright yellow blossoms may be challenging to prepare but this simple recipe will inspire you to make & serve these at your table

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Oct 22

The Animal Magnetism of Galata Bridge

The Galata Bridge has magical magnetic powers. After spending 5 days in Istanbul, I lost count of the number of times we ended up being drawn towards it.

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Oct 17

São Paulo Phone Booth Street Art

Call parade art installation in Sao Paulo Brazil using Hood Phone Booths as the canvas. My favourite was “Live Connected” by Juarez Fagundes on Avenue Paulista. This has to make you smile!

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Sep 20

My husband has found another

Now – each morning, as the last vestiges of sleep slip from Red’s body he calls to her. He turns his face to mine, and whispers those 3 special little words to me …..

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Sep 18

Exploring our new Turkish Neighbourhood

Exploring the northern coastline of the Bodrum Peninsula to explore our new neighbourhood between Yalikavak and Gumusluk. Blue Skies and Blue Seas.

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Aug 26

Capture your Audiences Attention & Get Read

If you don’t capture your audiences attention, they won’t read your content and will navigate to another site. Learn how to hook them.

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Aug 19

3 Step Approach for focusing your Blog Content

Use a 3 Step Approach for creating blog content. Capture your audiences attention, identify your call to action & convey the benefit.

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Aug 12

Value triangle of Google Alerts

The best way to keep track of new activity on the internet, is to sign up for Google Alerts

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Aug 09

Perceptions of São Paulo Brazil

Before my 1st business trip to Brazil, I decided to research my destination. Although initial perceptions were about carnivals and jungle, the reality of Sao Paulo turned out to be a little more different.

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Aug 07

BBC’s The Good Life: When did I become Margo Leadbetter?

I yearned for the Good Life, but somehow I’ve morphed into Margo Leadbetter. Shiny car, Corporate Castle. What’s needed is a couple of chickens and a sustainable lifestyle.

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Aug 05

26 feet of Marilyn Monroe

A 26 foot statue of Marilyn Monroe has pride of place in downtown Palm Springs, during the year of the 50th anniversary of her death.

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Jul 15

Crash and Burn for the Write on Project

What comes to mind when you think “crash and burn?” At first, I couldn’t summon up any inspiration for my first narrative piece for the Write On Project, but after googling a couple of inspiration quotes — it struck.

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Jul 05

Mind Map Inspiration

Inspiration for Creating your Mind Map Mind Maps are as individual as the person who creates them. But all of them have the following in common: Tips for creating a Mind Map: Put your main idea in the center of the paper Use single strong words or short & meaningful phrases Use colors, shapes or …

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Jun 29

Benefits of Guest Blogging?

Not sure if you should guest blog? Take a look at this infographic about the power of Guest Blogging, and reap the benefits of this activity.

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Jun 21

Suhita the Obsessive Sketcher featured on my Bodrum Guide

Suhita Shirodkar is a self-confessed obsessive sketcher, and she’s graciously allowed me to feature her watercolour over on my Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide site.

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Apr 10

My Entry for Photo Roulette Round #40

I took this photo in Amsterdam, of course! It’s of the Bike Park near the train station – and there was bikes as far as the eye could see.

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Mar 11

My entry for Photo Roulette Round #38

The theme for Round #38 of Photo Roulette is SUNSHINE. Nomadbiba is hosting this week’s Travel Photo Roulette!  The Travel Photo Roulette was started in November 2010 by Jeremy from LivingTheDream as a way for travel bloggers to showcase their best photography. For each round a new theme is chosen, and independent travel bloggers are asked to submit their photos. …

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Feb 25

Pebble Beach Golf Course and the 17 Mile Drive

This famed circuit in the Monterey bay, is made up of sweeping California Coastline, Pine Forests and more than a golf course of two. The pinnacle of the golf course collection is Pebble Beach, and although Red’s knee injury has thwarted his golf game – he still has enough game to swing a putter.

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Jan 21

Benefits of a Lockbox for Home Owners during a Haboob in Palm Springs

A lockbox is a really useful thing for home owners. It allows house sitters to have access to your house and help you out in high winds. We helped out a previous house sitting client during high winds in Palm Springs

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Jan 11

Birthing Season for Elephant Seals at San Simeon California

December to March is a mesmerizing opportunity to observe this rookery of Elephant Seals giving birth to a new generations of pups.

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Jan 08

Stopover at Pismo Beach California

Pismo Beach is one of California’s longest & widest stretches of beach, with a daddy-long-legs pier, & a traditional Surf-Town ambiance

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Jan 07

Living in Harmony, Population 18

Harmony – Elevation 175 Population 18. Just outside Cambria, California, this towns enticed us in with a tour of their glass blowing studio.

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Jan 04

Los Angeles to Cambria Road Trip

A road trip from Los Angeles to Cambria, led me to a conversation with a stranger. We had a 1 degree of separation link with Samson & Delilah

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