Travel theme: Decadent

I have of late been revelling in the decadence of growing my own herbs. The abundance of fresh green bunches of flavour means I can add them to any dish on a whim, with reckless abandon.

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Carrying on the theme of decadence, here are some decadent moments from my travels, starting with an over-the-top dessert in Seattle, frozen cheesecake on a stick, dipped in chocolate and coated in sprinkles. I put on four pounds just typing that last sentence.

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Old school chocolate, Guatemalan style, the kind you break up to make a hot drink of unfathomable mystery.

An abandoned wine glass by the Bellagio fountain in the capital of decadence, Las Vegas.

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Decadence from a bygone era, some ancient perfume bottles at the Farina Haus, home of the original, delectable Eau de Cologne.

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❤ Ailsa

As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests. – Gore Vidal

On my 50th birthday in 2005, my discount-wielding AARP card came in the mail. I hurled it in the trash, put on something fabulous, and had a decadent meal. Just the thought of putting it in my wallet felt like a concession. – Iman

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