When The Accessible Hotel Room Is Inaccessible

The first thing we thought about when planning THE TRIP was finding a wheelchair-accessible place to stay on Long Island. I love my Mom, but having three extra people in her house would not be a clever thing to do. We thought about renting a room in a house, but couldn't find a place accessible … Continue reading When The Accessible Hotel Room Is Inaccessible

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Finding Zen On An Ordinary Day

We travel down to Edinburgh on Saturday and fly to New York on Sunday.  Things have been a little hectic around here, but we are nearly ready to go. I'm looking forward to being on the plane.  Planes are where I don't have to take any phone calls, charge any phones, or answer questions harder … Continue reading Finding Zen On An Ordinary Day

Driving Through Doors

Today’s post was going to be about my ultimate stress-busters. A numbered list with keywords and phrases like What The Hell is Hygge? or Just Find Me, Google, Damn it! A (somewhat universal, but still rather personal) list that would garner such comments as: ‘Great post!’ b. ‘Your so funny!’ iii. ‘Can I have tea … Continue reading Driving Through Doors

My Top 17 Travel Memories

In my last post I mentioned that *I was this close* to 200 groovy likers on Gin & Lemonade's Facebook page.  With a little help from my friends, I'm now at 215.  Thank you! Moving on.  In a minute. When I was sitting at 199, I said that groovy person 200 would get to choose … Continue reading My Top 17 Travel Memories

How To Shop When You Hate Shopping

The only shopping I like is book shopping. I buy myself new clothes about once every 3 years, I don't follow trends, and malls are not my happy place.  Unless we're talking books, coffee, or movies. And today I want to talk about clothes. After we booked THE TRIP, I got excited for a bunch … Continue reading How To Shop When You Hate Shopping

10 Things I’ve Learned in 7 Years of Blogging

August marks the 7th anniversary of Gin & Lemonade.  It's been an interesting ride.  I've learned a lot.  About myself, and others.  About writing.  And how blogging is a separate thing almost entirely from writing.  They're cousins, I think.  And I'd like to bring them closer together. But, I'm getting ahead of myself. I guess … Continue reading 10 Things I’ve Learned in 7 Years of Blogging

Of Balloons & Birthdays

'Happy Birthday, baby!' 'Go to sleep, Mummy.' 'Aren't you excited?' 'Sleeep, Mummy.' Isla crawled into bed between us, then well, went back to sleep. 'What time is it?' 'Five o'clock.' 'Well, shit.  G'night,' I said. Two hours later.  Stickers and balloons in bed. 'What, no penguins?' Isla asked.  'C'mon, guys!' Her favourite thing of the … Continue reading Of Balloons & Birthdays