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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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Apparently 4 months of working too hard, not getting enough rest, and generally not taking care of yourself will catch up with you. SIGH I do not get sick often but when I do - look out. Paul finally convinced... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Life, Lived
I came across my pics from Greece when I was searching for a photo hunt picture. It whetted my appetite so I am heading back for Travel Tuesday. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Life, Lived
We tend to eat a lot of pork in the fall. I'm not sure why but for some reason it just fits with the traditional fall flavours. This impressive looking roast from Williams Sonoma is a perfect example - pork... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Life, Lived
I'm one of those folks who hated squash as a child but has come to appreciate it as an adult. I still don't love it by any stretch of the imagination but I no longer gag at the sight of... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Life, Lived
This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'speedy'. Lots of speedy delivery vehicles outside of Dominos in Athens, Greece. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Life, Lived
It has been a mild fall here and as a result out CSA continued to deliver fresh from the ground veggies far later in the year than normal. In particular, a regular supply of beautiful bok choy. I decided on... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Life, Lived
We have had some challenging issues at work over the past few months. One of our members sent this video to me as inspiration during a particularly rocky time . . .of course it has stuck in my ear ever... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2015 at A Life, Lived
With the flood of refuges from Syrian flowing over Europe many countries are reacting to Friday's terrorist attack by closing their borders. It does not help that one of the terrorists had a passport indicating he had travelled to Europe... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2015 at A Life, Lived
Slow roasted pork, sauerkraut, and apples . . . a perfect fall meal. Even if you are not a beer lover or beer fan, there is some great food that goes along with a Oktoberfest celebration. Of course there are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2015 at A Life, Lived
After the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night the world was quick to react. As the Eiffel tower went dark to honour the victims monuments around the world were lite with the red, white, and blue of France.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2015 at A Life, Lived
This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'feline'. These are our two resident felines . . . Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2015 at A Life, Lived
Our CSA box is delivering root vegetables on a weekly basis. Once we had stockpiled enough to make this recipe Paul tackled it one evening. The results were amazing. Once of the best thing was it made a LOT .... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at A Life, Lived
Canadians recognize Remembrance Day, originally called Armistice Day, every 11 November at 11 a.m. It marks the end of hostilities during the First World War and an opportunity to recall all those who have served in the nation’s defense. Today... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at A Life, Lived
Today for Travel Tuesdays I'm revisiting various memorials to the victims of war. It seems timely given that Wednesday is Remberance Day. Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at A Life, Lived
Posted Nov 9, 2015 at A Life, Lived
Last week our new Prime Minister took office. When he introduced his cabinet half of the Ministers were women. When asked why that was important to him he responded with a quip that took off on social media: 'because it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2015 at A Life, Lived
This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'obscure'. One of the things I find intriguing (I am odd that way) are the obscure statues you see in Italy which are remnants of the Roman civilization. I always wonder who these obscure... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2015 at A Life, Lived
This article came across my facebook feed the other day. Given everything I have been through in the past year it resonated with me. Strong unions strengthen democracies and deliver peace Strong unions make strong democracies. It sounds simplistic, but... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2015 at A Life, Lived
If art was made in the era of selfies . . . Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at A Life, Lived
Cat owners will understand this one. . . Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2015 at A Life, Lived
Over the past few weeks I have spent hours locked up in a hotel meeting room with my boss. We found lots of time to chat about our common love of travel. France has a place in her heart. With... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2015 at A Life, Lived
Halloween as odd this year- not the normal type of strangeness though . . . this was work related. Paul had to work last night. There was a possibility that I'd have to work as well. Plus the past few... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2015 at A Life, Lived