This Week's Poll...

I had so much fun with the last poll we did about James Bond that I am going to attempt to be fairly regular with making polls. I hope those of you who participated last time had as much fun as I did.

This week's poll is about travel. It was quite difficult to narrow down to just four cities. I decided to make them bustling cities and on different continents. I hope you will have time to vote for the one you would choose if you could only pick one. Have fun and at the end of the poll I will tell you which one I would choose. The poll is located on the righthand side of this blog. Thanks for playing!

One word answers...

I found this over at shana says, and like her, found the one word answers simple and appealing...

1. Where is your cell phone? desk
2. Your significant other? kitchen
3. Your hair? long
4. Your daughter? sweet
5. Your son? energetic
6. Your favorite thing? today
7. Your dream last night? sexy
8. Your favorite drink? coffee
9. Your goal? travel
10. The room you’re in? office
11. Your fear? heights
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? here
13. Where were you last night? home
14. What you’re not? cruel
15. Muffins? scones
16. One of your wish list items? time
17. Where you grew up? California
18. The last thing you did? lunch
19. What are you wearing? jeans
20. Your TV? TCM
21. Your pets? died
22. Your computer? HP
23. Your life? full
24. Your mood? hmmm…
25. Missing someone? Ardith
26. Your car? truck
27. Something you’re not wearing? bra
28. Favorite store? Tom’s
29. Your summer? sunny
30. Like(love) someone? definitely
31. Your favorite color? turquoise
32. Last time you laughed? today
33. Last time you cried? today
34. Who will repost this? Suz?

Wishing you happiness...

The holidays are upon us and on this Christmas Eve I want to wish you all the happiest of holiday seasons. May your New Year be filled with love, laughter, good health and prosperity.

I feel so fortunate this year for many reasons. I've made many new friends, a number of you I have never met in person, yet I feel you are dear friends. Isn't the internet amazing?

I want to share with you a photo that my young son took. I think it's enchanting and magical. Can you guess what the subject of this photo is?

One of each, please.....

Etsy has so many incredibly talented artists from the fashion world....Here are some samples of the creations I am absolutely longing to own.

Green Harris Tweed Coat by 13threads

First Night Bracelet by Leaves of Glass

Madame de la Lune by white apple

Stardust Yo-Yo Fascinator by cookoorikoo

Custom Long Patchwork Skirt by sohomade

~I really do desire one of each of these pieces. Can you blame me? There are numerous others that I adore and I'm sure I will be making many other posts with enchanting additions.
{Also, if you haven't already, don't forget to vote in this week's poll on the rightside sidebar!}

My slight obsession with James Bond

I thought it might be fun to start a little poll (located on the right sidebar of this blog) about delicious Bond...James Bond. Something trivial and slightly silly for a Friday. So if you would like to be a part of this little experiment, I would be most appreciative! On the last day of this poll, I will tell you who my favorite James is.

In the meantime, here are some little facts about James Bond.

~James is half Scottish (father) and half Swiss (mother).

~The Bond family motto is "Orbis non sufficit" ("The world is not enough").

~James had a successful naval career. He advanced to Commander James Bond.

~James prefers scrambled eggs and coffee.

~James shares the same habits as his creator, Ian Fleming; smoking, drinking, womanizing and wearing short-sleeved shirts.

~There have been 22 films made about James.

~Only 12 books were written about James by Ian Fleming. The remaining books and screenplays were written by various other authors and screenwriters.

The above photo was taken in 1899 of Sidney Reilly, known as The Ace of Spies. He was the first super-spy and believed to be the muse for Ian Fleming's James Bond character.

Well, there you have it. A few tasty tidbits. Please feel free to add your own, I will take great delight in reading them all!

Classic Movie Pick ~ "The Third Man"

I know I say this each time I chose a classic movie for this series, but truly, you must see "The Third Man". This amazing film is one of my very favorites. I never get tired of watching it or listening to its perfect sound track. I believe it has one of the best endings ever.

This 1949 film was written by Graham Greene, directed by Carol Reed and in beautiful black and white. It stars Joseph Cotton, Alida Valli, and Orson Welles. Now really, how can one go wrong with that excellent line-up? Joseph Cotton is irresistable and endearing, Alida Valli is beautiful and mesmerizing, and Orson Welles is, well, Orson Welles at his best. His first scene in this movie is one of the all-time great entrances. Also, the brilliant Trevor Howard is in this film.

The plot is mysterious and intriguing, but you won't get lost in the details. I don't want to give away the plot so the details are few. It's set in post-wwII Vienna, a pulp fiction writer comes to Vienna to see an old friend who has promised him a job, only to find his friend is dead. The more the writer looks into this death, the more corruption and mystery he uncovers. It's just such a satisfying story! I guarantee you will love it.

And the sound track is absolutely enchanting, all done with only one instrument. I hope you will take the time to enjoy this classic film. You will most definitely be smitten with it, just as I am. Here is a clip sure to motivate you into watching this gem.

Mr. Woods' Apple Orchard...

In November, we went up to Oak Glen for a lovely Sunday. Oak Glen is an enchanting little village of apple orchards and quant shops and cafes. It's on the lower part of a mountain so they do get a bit of snow during the winter. A truly lovely site to behold is Oak Glen in the fall. The autumn leaves are brilliant and the smell of apples in the air is intoxicating.

We stopped at old Mr. Woods' Orchard for a box of Granny Smith and Arkansas Black apples. He was kind enough to let us take some pictures of his scenic, modest orchard. I think these photos turned out beautifully considering they were taken with the camara on my husband's phone.

At a later date, I will tell you his story of Omar Sharif, his 43-year-old horse. I think you will agree that his orchard is breathtaking and Mr. Woods himself is the most delightful man you could ever meet.