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Burlington, Ontario
eating, drinking, laughing, travelling . . . living life to the fullest!
Interests: Travel, food, drink, books, current events, politics, art, theatre, movies, music - life really!
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Last night was the last debate for our American brothers and sisters. You know that the political discourse has reached a low when you start seeing things like this trending on social media. Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at A Life, Lived
It will not be long before people are thinking about carving their jack-o-lantern. I think that there will be quite a few variations of this one this year: Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Life, Lived
Facebook reminded me that we checked into the Baur B and B 5 years ago today. It was to be our last visit to this wonderful spot on the hills overlooking Acqui Terme as Diane and her husband sold the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Life, Lived
It happens every Thanksgiving... What to you do with all that leftover turkey? I'm happy to say that I've got a solution for you right here. This soup is a perfect 'leftover' meal that is easy to toss together. If... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Life, Lived
There is a farm on the edge of Burlington which used to be famous for strawberries. Over the years they have transformed themselves into a more full-season operation - plants in the spring, strawberries, raspberries, veggies all summer, and now... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Life, Lived
This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'breakfast'. This was our first breakfast in Athens. Our apartment had a balcony and it was a great spot to hang out and watch the world go by. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Life, Lived
Traditionally we serve a number of sides with our Thanksgiving Dinner - in fact, we usually serve everyone's favourite. When I asked Paul what he wanted as 'his' side dish he asked for a corn casserole. This was an odd... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Life, Lived
The US election has riveted much of the world's focus for some time now. It has been punishing to watch it play out 24/7 on the steady stream of media. I think most people would agree that the political discourse... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Life, Lived
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at A Life, Lived
Our first trip to Italy fell over the Thanksgiving time period. Here our some shots from Thanksgiving Day in venice 11 years ago . . . Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2016 at A Life, Lived
Friday was a bad day. I was supposed to take the day off as a vacation day but that was cancelled when I meeting came up that I could not ignore. I will nor lie - I was feeling sorry... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2016 at A Life, Lived
This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'harbour'. A cruise ship coming into the harbour at Santorini. Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2016 at A Life, Lived
For the last few weeks our CSA has had a bounty of Roma tomatoes - far more than two people could possibly eat. They were collecting and need to be eaten. I also had some ricotta in the fridge which... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2016 at A Life, Lived
coming home from work and finding a wine club delivery awaiting you at the door! This shipment contained 2 bottles of Portfolio 2014, 2 bottles of Chardonnay 2015, 1 bottle of Amphora VR 2015, and 1 bottle of Dark Pool... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2016 at A Life, Lived
Hard to believe that this weekend is Thanksgiving. I was looking at some pics from when Paul and I went to the Finger Lakes for Thanksgiving. Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2016 at A Life, Lived
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at A Life, Lived
Yesterday I joined the throngs of people at Queen's Park to encourage the Provincial government to increase the minimum wage to $ 15 and to revise the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act to provide for decent working... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2016 at A Life, Lived
This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'travel'. Darn. I have NO pics for this theme. :-) This is what always happens when I am getting ready to travel. Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2016 at A Life, Lived
What is orange shirt day? 10 books to help children understand residential schools. Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2016 at A Life, Lived
What was with Donald's sniffle? This New Yorker cartoon is priceless! Yes, I am with her. Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2016 at A Life, Lived
A heavy heart with this one. Over the weekend a wonderful family I met in Bologna lost their son to leukemia. Today he is memorial service is being held in the church of Santo Stefano. I'll be thinking of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2016 at A Life, Lived
I've been meaning to make this for awhile but it has been so hot I didn't dare turn on the oven. When fall a rived last week cooler temperatures showed up as well. Finally that oven could be turned on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2016 at A Life, Lived
YEAH my favourite season of all arrived last week. I could not be more pleased. :-) To celebrate I turned the over on last night for the first time since May. Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2016 at A Life, Lived