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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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It is hard to believe that a week ago I was enjoying a mini vacation in the Berkshires! On our last full day in Great Barrington we hiked up Monument Mountain. We we made our way back to the parking... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Life, Lived
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My friends Nancy, Joanne, and I have a tradition - for our 50th birthdays we engage in some sort of physical activity design to prove that we are not dead yet. When Nancy turned 50 we climbed a mountain in... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'cloud'. Dark clouds gathering over the old Town Hall in Glace Bay, NS. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Life, Lived
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The peaches have been particularly delicious this year - it must be the long, hot summer. When the first peaches come in I always make this salsa as one of my first kitchen activities. I NEVER make it while they... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Today has been a depressing day. It might be because I'm weary from work but things just suck today. A friend buried her son today. My heart breaks for her. I have no children so I can't imagine the devastation... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Sadly the worker foolishly believes the banker. The immigrant is the one making the cookies. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Life, Lived
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The Annual Meeting is such a long week of work that by the end of it I confess to not being much good for anything. For the past few years I have hopped into a car with my friends Nancy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'flame'. Paul lighting a candle at a church in Venice. Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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On the Wednesday of the Annual Meeting we have the big banquet. Staff, delegates, and guests get all fancy and we gather to honour award winners and celebrate the work of our union. Paul came to his first ever dinner... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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On Friday I head down to the Berkshires for a nice long weekend away with friends - the perfect recovery from a long week of work! Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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This was a weird evening. I had arrived back in Burlington after having been away for work for four days. I popped over to Metro to buy some limes and was paying for my groceries when a huge cloud of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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Happy Sunday! This is my view this morning . . . I'll be here for the next 5 days. Our Provincial Executive meets all day today (yes, on a Sunday) and the ETFO Annual Meeting runs from Monday until Thursday.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'direction'. I bet both Sandi and I will post signs from Italy because nothing is more confusing IMHO than Italian direction signs. Paul and I used to have such fights . . . well... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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I know it is typical to have periods of hot weather in the summer. I also know it is customary to whine about it. It has been so hot here that the soles of running shoes are melting. The Toronto... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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Much has been made of the sexist coverage female athletes have faced at the Olympics. Interesting all of Caada's medals so far have been won by women. I liked this cartoon which ran after our women's rugby team won the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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Thinking about my time a few months ago in Nova Scotia . . . Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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I don't know if it is because my friend Wendy is a high school English teacher or the fact that we like quirky plays but we always seem to see a small production of something 'different' when we go on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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A month or so ago I posted a story about average Canadians coming to the aid of a lost family of refugees trying to visit family in London. The image I used with the post compared the Canadian response to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'sea'. Well, that would work but it is the Atlantic Ocean. Back to the drawing board. The Mediterranean Sea off of the Amalfi Coast For good measure - sunset over the Mediterranean Sea off... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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I've made a few variations of grilled pineapple salsa and think that this one is the best. With this recipe the sweet and smoky fresh Pineapple salsa is made even more delicious by not only grilling the pineapple, but also... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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It has been some time since I posted a drink. This one makes use of fresh strawberries (if they are not in season - why bother???) and some basil from the garden. The result is delicious! I was supposed to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at A Life, Lived