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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 is printed on the washing instruction labels of children clothing. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
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Well, that was fun. Being sick on vacation always seems like you've been shortchanged but sick on Christmas vacation takes the feeling to a new level. You're supposed to be visiting with friends and family, laughing, drinking, eating rich food,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2016 at A Life, Lived
On Tuesday the zookeepers at the Toronto zoo build a snowman for one of their resident pandas. The video of the aftermath almost broke the internet today. Watch and I dare you not to smile . . . Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at A Life, Lived
Italians will often serve tortellini en brodo over Christmas. When we were in Italy over Christmas 4 years ago we took a cooking class with our friend judy. She showed us how to make this classic dish. She posted some... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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My facebook memory posts are full of reminders of the three weeks we spent in Rome at Christmastime. It was only four years ago but it seems like a million! Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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As we get closer to Christmas there is generally a day where the cats get decked out in their Christmas outfits. Dante was a reindeer for 5 seconds. He did decide that he liked the holly collar and has worn... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'fur'. this little fur ball in Rome was very well dressed. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2016 at A Life, Lived
Now that the cold weather has hit let's live like a cat . . . Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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The area of Italy containing the town of Norcia was hit by an earthquake back in October. While the deathtoll wasn't huge, most of the villagers having been evacuated after an earlier quake, the destruction of buildings and cultural heritage... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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A few years ago we were in Florence for a short visit just before Christmas. The old city was beautifully decorated for Christmas. Last week friends were posting on FB shots the annual tree-lighting ceremony in Florence. Beautiful . .... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at A Life, Lived