. . . Xanadu (definitition: "an idyllic, exotic, or luxurious place"). It's actually not exotic or even particularly luxurious, but this is my house (the backyard, actually), and to me, it's Paradise. It's fun to go to other places (the Yukon! The Big Island! Hong Kong! Bakersfield!), and don't get me wrong, I love to travel (the being there, though, not the getting there--airports, ugh). In the final analysis, however, home is where I like to be. If you look closely, you'll see iced coffee and some digestives. Now picture me with a fat book and my hubby and dog, and, ahh . . . Xanadu.
Xanadu also refers, of course, to the fabulously cheesy 1980 movie starring Olivia Newton-John and Michael Beck (and Gene Kelly!), set in a roller disco. Love it! Here's a link to a marvelous video from the film . . . tightrope walkers! Zoot-suited dancers! Roller skaters! Neon! Olivia in shiny costumes! Ah, good times.