SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 33
Hello! Welcome to Sundays With Celia Vol 33.
Celebrating Birthdays On Sunday
This has been a week of birthdays! First we celebrated my bestie Brenda’s Birthday. I didn’t host the birthday party but did make one of my favorite cakes for the occasion, Angle Food Cake with Berries & Whipped Cream.
This week was also my youngest son, Austin’s birthday. It happens to be his Spring break from college so he decided to make a road trip home, bringing his cute girlfriend along.
Our welcoming chalkboard
So I readied the guest room for her visit.
On our recent trip to Philadelphia we visited an old-time candy store and my husband decided it would be a good idea to buy a bag of assorted candies to give to the kids when they arrived home.
So I tied the candy up in cellophane bags and placed them on their pillows for a bedtime snack. I guess you’re never too old for candy. And speaking of old…
Austin turned 20 this year! I have no idea where the time has gone.
And of course he too wanted an Angel Food Cake for his birthday. I make him one every year and this year was no exception. Two Angel Food Cakes in one week! Want my super easy and delicious recipe? Get it by clicking here.
Progress Report on The House On Cottage Grove
This week I brought you an update on the kitchen renovation of The House on Cottage Grove. If you missed it click here!
Trip Planning On Sunday
Coming up very soon we will be taking my father on a short Princess cruise from Los Angeles to Vancouver, Canada in celebration of his 90th birthday.
I haven’t been to Vancouver since I was in high school and at the end of the cruise we will have 2 extra days to explore the city. Usually I’m all over the trip planning, doing extensive research, booking restaurant reservations and deciding what we should do each and every minute of the trip. But this time I’ve been so busy with my current fixer-upper that I haven’t had time to spend on trip planning. So, that’s where you come in…
Can you lend me some advice about what to do, see & eat in Vancouver?
Plus, in about 1 month’s time Brad & I will be heading off to Europe again for another Uniworld River Cruise on the enchanting Danube River. We will be cruising aboard the beautiful S.S. Maria Theresa. We start the trip in Budapest, Hungary and end in Passau, Germany.
We’ve planned for 3 days in Budapest before the cruise and another 3 days in Vienna, Austria at the end of the cruise. I’ve never been to Budapest and haven’t been to Vienna since I was in college. So…
Can you give me some travel advice for both Budapest and Vienna please?
This will be our suite onboard the S.S. Maria Theresa
The Secrets of the Manor House on Sunday
I love British history, especially when it involves tales of royalty and aristocracy. Last night I watched a PBS show entitled Secrets of Chatsworth. The show details 5 centuries of intrigue, infamy and scandal surrounding one of England’s grandest homes: Chatsworth, the home of the Dukes and Duchesses of Devenger. It’s part of a PBS series called Secrets of the Manor House which takes viewers inside the grand manor homes of The Spencers (childhood home of Princess Diana), Highclere Castle, Henry VIII’s Palace and Chatsworth House.
Find out what went on behind the stately walls of the British manor house over the centuries. Watch the full-length Chatsworth House show by clicking here.
So there you have it: Sundays With Celia Vol 33
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