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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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A number of our friends are in Rome right now - I am able to travel along with them through a steady stream of pics on facebook. It isn't quite enough though. SIGH Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at A Life, Lived
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This column made me smile - particularly when the Hamilton Spectator was caught recently sharing 'news' that they had just picked up from a satirical humour magazine. Such was their rush to smear the NDP that they never bother to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Life, Lived
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Do you ever feel like this? This is why I am glad that Paul does the laundry! Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'flip'. A few years ago when we were in Italy I decided to foolishly walk on these logs, still wet from the morning dew, they were very slippery. Of course I flipped off, flew... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Another great article about the important roles played by unions in our society. This was written by Ben Casselman in the wonderful blog fivethirtyeight. U.S. manufacturing jobs, I argued a few weeks ago, are never coming back. But that doesn’t... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Life, Lived
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I mentioned yesterday that we planned on doing something different for our 'champagne anniversary' - we deiced to get married. Don't ask me why - there wasn't really a pressing reason to do so since we've been together for all... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Life, Lived
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It is hard to believe that it has been 18 years since we were first 'set up' to meet one another. This year, because it is our 'champagne anniversary' - 18 years on May 18th, we are doing something a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Life, Lived
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A few of our friends are in Venice right now and teasing us with the images of their adventures. Of course I did what I always do and fired up the laptop to view some of our pics . .... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Life, Lived
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It came as a bit of a shock when mom declared she wanted a steak for her Mother's Day dinner as she does not eat a ton of red meat these days. I was ALL over it when she told... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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Sign my up on the list of those who LOVE fennel when it is grilled. In fairness, I LOVE fennel in all of its wondrous forms but grilling seems to bring something truly amazing out in it. Raw it has... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'lake'. Here is the sun setting over Lake Huron - one of my favourite spots on the planet . . . Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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A friend of mine feels that chocolate is so amazing that anything covered with chocolate would be amazing. To challenge that assertion I present . . . . . . chocolate covered onions. Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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In honour of Mother's Day I present a number of shots of travels with mom . . . Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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I sort of forgot that Mother's Day was creeping up on us. Because next week is pretty hectic for me at work we decided to celebrate with a nice dinner. I know people like to go out to restaurants -... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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Many families have posed shots. We tend to have impromptu shots full of happy memories like this one from our last day in San Francisco. We went to the beach and walked around a bit in the CRAZY wind. I... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'mom'. Fitting since Sunday is Mother's Day. This pic is mom visiting with a random cat across the road from a cheese factory. It was taken our short time away in Prince Edward County... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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The first of the Ontario asparagus has reached the market! YEAH One of our favourite ways to cook asparagus is to grill it. Paul found this recipe and had some asparagus marinating when I came home from work. All that... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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Fish lends itself to grilling. Grilling fish over direct heat not only cooks it quickly but also prevents it from drying out. There are two main problems with grilling fish but with a little practice, you can overcome them quite... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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A number of our friends are traveling in Italy right now . . . hence my current obsession . . . Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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It has been an unusual spring. There were two or three times where I was convinced that 'stew weather' was past and I'd rush to heat up the BBQ only to be shocked by the sight of snow falling. I... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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If you see a history of May Day in the newspapers this year, it is most likely to recount the mystical, medieval origins of a pagan fertility festival. And though you may never have seen a maypole in your life,... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'coffee'. Enjoying a morning coffee in Italy . . . Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2016 at A Life, Lived