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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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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'hard'. It is hard for me to not feel relaxed when I look at this picture. It was also very hard for me to ignore these chairs with a view of the ocean. After... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at A Life, Lived
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It is nice, in times like these, to remember that here in Canada we are working to reestablish ourselves as a beacon of hope. Stories like this, reported on social media last week (and confirmed by the CBC), are a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Life, Lived
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Anyone else watching the US election with an increasing feeling of horror? I'll be honest (and blunt) what I see and hear from our friends south of the border scares the crap out of me. I do NOT envy my... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Some more shots from our time in NY . . . Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Life, Lived
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This year we were both away from home for our birthdays; Paul's on our first day in New York City and my birthday falling on our last night in Montreal. I asked Paul where he wanted to go and he... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Visiting the National September 11 Memorial was going to be difficult, but we knew we had to go there while we were in New York City. Many of us can remember exactly where we were and what we were doing... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'cute'. I can always count on Paul (AKA the best sport ever) to pose foe a cute shot. This was in the main square of St. George's, Bermuda. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Last evening, as we were walking home from an amazing dinner at L'Epicier we noticed this: Montreal City Hall lit with the tri colour of the French Flag for Bastille Day. It took on a special meaning as we arrived... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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Perhaps because it is my birthday . . . :-) Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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On our second day in port we decided to take the ferry back to Hamilton and book a sailing on the Reef Explorer. Unfortunately when we got there we discovered that the Reef Explorer was not sailing at 10 AM... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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Now that I have a decent WiFi connection I can finally post a bunch of my Bermuda pics . . . Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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Thanks to the cruise food and drink there isn't anyone who'll be able to kidnap me any time soon! Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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I'm a bit behind in my blogging thanks to the crappy WiFi on the cruise. That being said - it was nice to not be chained to a PC while on the ship. We docked in NJ this morning. The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'stylish'. This is a shot from the 102nd floor of the Empire State Building - it dies not get much more lofty than that. Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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On our first day in Bermuda we boarded a ferry into Hamilton once the package excursion folks had headed out. When we got into Hamilton we looked at a map and decided to walk to Fort Hamilton - of course... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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We left port at 4 PM on Sunday. We arrived at port in Bermuda yesterday (Wednesday) morning. I've been asked how far it is between the two ports. I think this pic shows the perspective. This is where we were... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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I've never really thought about cruise ship etiquette before.I have to say though that being stuck on board with 2000 strangers through two days at sea really makes you start to list the things people should stop doing! This list... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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We left New York Sunday afternoon on a cruise to Bermuda. Our captain took the ship on a tight circle around the Statue of Liberty so all on board had a great view. Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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On out first night in New York Paul and I decided to visit the Stonewall hotel - it was a short walk from Babbo. We left the hotel early and had plenty of time to walk to the new National... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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Today proved to be a day of walking - in fact, I ended up doing close to 19000 steps according to my fitbit. We decided to head up the Empire State building before the crowds got horrific. This proved to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'stylish'. We are in New York right now. Yesterday we did a walking tour of Greenwich Village. We loved this stylish area of the city. Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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I am almost loath to type this for fear of jinxing things but yesterday was probably one of the smoothest travel days I have ever had. Generally there is all sorts of thins which crop up to annoy - yesterday... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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We have a busy two weeks ahead of us . . . First up is three nights in New York City. Then we head over to the Newark Cruise terminal to board the Celebrity Summit. We are cruising to Bermuda... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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I mentioned in Sunday's post that we were eating more salads than normal. This recipe is a great example of a dinner salad which has it all - plenty of veggies, protein, and even fruit. It also has amazing flavour.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2016 at A Life, Lived