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JDeQ
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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Mom was over for dinner last night and she reminded me that I haven't really said much about the last weekend we spent in California. Our friend Shannon organizes an 'anti-superbowl party called the SlowBowl in an area of California... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at A Life, Lived
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Hmmm . . . something tells em that the translations on this cup just are no very accurate. :-) Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Life, Lived
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I've had a few people ask about our Paso Robles rental. This was the second time we have stayed there and we love it. The rental is an old school house - functioning from 1890 - 1944 - on the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at A Life, Lived
This will be us shortly . . . Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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We are always trying to find unique and fun spots to explore when we travel in California. We had read about this winery and sculpture garden and decided to visit it on Wednesday before the expected rain arrived. This full... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Tuesday was a beautiful morning - so beautiful that I sat on the front porch and listened to the birds as I drank my morning coffee. One of the nicest things about this house is that it is out in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Monday seemed to be a sleepy day in Carmel . . . actually I have the sense that every day is a sleepy day in the off season. After breakfast in the hotel we wandered the town a bit -... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Saturday was a bit of a write off - we arrived in Carmel EXHAUSTED so essentially we just napped, grabbed some dinner, and slept some more! We woke up on Sunday determined to do better. Paul decided on a restaurant... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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We arrived in California yesterday to news of the Trump government's immigration ban. This is a nice counterpoint from the Canadian Prime Minister who apparently remembers what being a Christian is all about . . . Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Today marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day around the world. May we never forget the irreversible damage that can be done when the entire world stays silent in the face of true evil. Six Million. Never Again Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Yesterday I woke up in my own bed for the first time in a week. Work was nuts last week and I was exhausted . . . even after a good sleep. I was thinking about the march in Toronto... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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This is printed on the washing instruction labels of children clothing. Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Women around the planet are responding to next week's inauguration of a misogynist sexist boor as US President by holding marches on Saturday the 21st. The rise of women to defend their rights and promote a more socially conscious political... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Facebook is very good at reminding of things that you have done in the past. For example, today it reminded me that three years ago my friend Nancy and I arrived in Berlin. It was a great visit only marred... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at A Life, Lived
I was a bit shocked that you, an avid chocolate hater, would make these. I haven't made this recipe for a few years but it is always such a hit when I do!
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Today is the first day back in the office after our Christmas break. I hope your day does not start like this . . . Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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It was pretty embarrassing for the Toronto Star when this headline appeared in the paper last week . . . oops . . . . . Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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I had an interesting response to my last blog post from a good friend of mine. She was worried that I sounded down. When I went back and reread the post I didn't think it sounded down at all. So... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Yesterday was 'de-Christmas the house day'. Paul was at work and I was loading up the Christmas totes with decorations to put away for another 11 months. More than once I contemplated how much work was involved in this annual... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at A Life, Lived
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Do you remember this snack from your childhood? This is one of those recipes that you can play around with and really make your own - in fact, my grandmother was famous for her version. We still do not know... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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The other day I took mom, Paul, and Rose into the city for an evening out. We started off at the office - they wanted a tour and they received the full hour-long version. Easy to do when the office... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at A Life, Lived