So when folks said they enjoyed armchair travel, I laughed. Not me. I want the real thing and now, during this extended Covid pause, it’s a cup of tea in the arm chair with cookbooks from foreign lands, a stack of books on Turkey, Portugal, Japan, and Gardening. Exotic orchids to cherish on the table, a candle, chocolates and an ever changing view to the Atlantic that captures the wild, untamed ocean. Friends are now traveling and they love to put their smiles on FB. Today, I saw two lovely faces smiling from Florida, yesterday, another and so it goes. My youngest is in French Polynesia. I am drooling over her photos and happy she is living the dream. We all need to do what feels best as we navigate the unknown Covid adventure. For now, I am home wishing you all a brilliant New Year unfolding and hopeful to be traveling without the armchair quite soon.