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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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The weather was wet once again yesterday. I had nothing planned on my agenda. It was a slow start in the morning. When I got going I had plans to just wander and see where I ended up. I sort... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at A Life, Lived
I likely could call the first part of the day 'death by walking tour' but I'll try to be a wee bit more positive. The weather reports were calling for some pretty wet weather yesterday - not what you want... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Life, Lived
Ancient Rome has its share of fascinating stories but one of the more intriguing ones is Nero's Golden Palace. Stories about Nero are prone to exaggeration - history being written by those who win in this case those who came... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Life, Lived
At the risk of somehow jinxing my return flight home I have to say that my trip across the pond to Rome was one of the easiest ever. When I got to Toronto m flight was delayed 90 minutes. Annoying,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Life, Lived
My flight for Rome leaves tonight at 6:30. You might have gotten the idea that I am a touch excited about my trip. . . cause I am and I can't hide it! After our first trip to Italy in... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Life, Lived
This rich and creamy Sweet Potato Coconut Soup is full of vegetables, nutrients, and delicious flavor! It makes a big-batch and is a fast, easy, and a family-friendly recipe that you can make in your Instant Pot. Even better, it... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Life, Lived
Back to Rome we go. This will be my last post before I actually arrive in Rome and will have fresh, new 2018 pics to share. woo hoo Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2018 at A Life, Lived
I haven't posted any kitty pics for a spell . . . They are cute as anything but still delight in destroying things from time to time! :-) Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2018 at A Life, Lived
Rouladen is a classic German/Polish dish where thin slices of beef are dabbed with mustard and wrapped around bacon, pickle, carrot onion. The beef use is generally of a poorer quality - round steak - so it requires a long,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2018 at A Life, Lived
Yes, more shots from the Rome area. Less than two weeks until I leave for a return visit. Technically these shots are from Vatican City which is a different country but don't judge. Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2018 at A Life, Lived
It has felt like this of late . . . . Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2018 at A Life, Lived
The other day I arrived home from work at 6:30. After I was changed I entered the kitchen to start dinner. Paul had chopped and measured everything for this recipe. By 7:20 we were sitting down to a delicious dinner.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2018 at A Life, Lived
After the horrid mass-shooting in Florida many suggested the solution was to provide teachers with guns to defend the school. Of course, this 'logic' forgets that there was an adult with a gun in the school and he did nothing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2018 at A Life, Lived
Yup, three weeks to go . . . more pics from Rome. Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2018 at A Life, Lived
What the heck does this mean? Is it the same as 'out of order'? Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2018 at A Life, Lived
I can relate to a few of these. Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2018 at A Life, Lived
I'll be in Rome four weeks from now. I am busy reading up on things to do and making plans. These pics are from my first trip to the eternal city back in 2006. Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2018 at A Life, Lived
Valentine's Day feel during the week this year so we didn't do a whole lot on the 14th. In fact, had Paul not reminded em I might have forgotten completely. We had our celebration on Saturday. People often ask if... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2018 at A Life, Lived
Look - a non-Instant Pot recipe. To be honest, since I started using the Instant Pot I think it is the only cooking tool I've used. Well, that and the microwave for all of the leftovers. :-) I came home... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2018 at A Life, Lived
From red and pink themed everything, to over-priced flowers and prix fixe, Valentine’s Day is a time when we are meant to feel loved. For many, however, Valentine’s Day is not just a conspicuously consumeristic Hallmark holiday, it is also... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2018 at A Life, Lived
I know that here are those out there who are cynical about Valentine's Day, complaining that it is a made up Hallmark holiday that has gotten out of hand. Truth be told, in our world of excess and commercialism EVERY... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2018 at A Life, Lived
I saw this on Facebook the other day and it really resonated with me. I don't normally give these 'meaning of life memes' a second thought but this one connected and stuck its claws into my mind. Every day really... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at A Life, Lived
We have been getting dumped on with snow this weekend. Is it any wonder that I want to go someone warm and sunny for Travel Tuesdays? Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2018 at A Life, Lived