Bonfire on the Levee

Bonfire on the levee

‘Way down south Louisiana’ it’s an old Cajun tradition to light bonfires along the Mississippi levee to help guide in Santa Claus (Papa Noel) on Christmas Eve. This particular bonfire was lit in advance for guests of The American Queen to enjoy. You can just make out the lights of the paddleboat in the background.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday, with convivial company and all the traditions you hold dear.

Happy Christmas! Sprouts anyone?

Christmas Tree watercolour effect

You may have noticed I’ve been a bit quieter than usual. I’ve been travelling, but later today, I’ll be setting off home for Christmas.

I’ve never flown at this time of the year and am wondering whether we can expect more fun than usual on the journey, or mild chaos. In retrospect the timing of our great value flights does seem a little – well – rash. I’m naturally optimistic (hence the ‘mild chaos’) but I wouldn’t be too surprised to see emotions rise if there are any delays.  Continue reading