Inspirations from Artists and Authors, Friends and Family, People and Places

From around home to around the world

We’re jubilados (Spanish for retirees) on the alert for inspiration from our travels be they near (the kitchen) or far (Cape Horn)

Outsider Art at the Beak of Iceland

If you see the shape of Iceland resembling a feathery chicken facing Greenland, the beak poking into the North Atlantic in the remote West Fjords

Remembering the Beothuk

“What drew you here?” asked the friendly woman at the desk at the Beothuk Interpretation Centre when we arrived at opening time that morning in June.

Siglufjörður: A Gem of a Place

Herring used to be called Iceland’s “silver of the sea,” the country’s gold, the island’s platinum, its “diamonds of the deep.” At one time, the