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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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What was with Donald's sniffle? This New Yorker cartoon is priceless! Yes, I am with her. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Life, Lived
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A heavy heart with this one. Over the weekend a wonderful family I met in Bologna lost their son to leukemia. Today he is memorial service is being held in the church of Santo Stefano. I'll be thinking of the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Life, Lived
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I've been meaning to make this for awhile but it has been so hot I didn't dare turn on the oven. When fall a rived last week cooler temperatures showed up as well. Finally that oven could be turned on... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Life, Lived
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YEAH my favourite season of all arrived last week. I could not be more pleased. :-) To celebrate I turned the over on last night for the first time since May. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'final'. This is the final photo I took with my last camera . . . Ahhh . . . Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Life, Lived
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I saw this car at the gas station last week. No, the driver did not have a handicap sticker on his car. Some folks are just thoughtless! Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Over the Labour Day Weekend we headed to Bayfield, as we have done every year for some time. Bayfield was once a busy port on Lake Huron, although these days it is used primarily for pleasure boats. One the main... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Life, Lived
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I made this for dinner last Sunday and while the recipe might have take more work than normal the results were fabulous. I was particularly impressed with the sauce. The recipe made more than what I needed so I was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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I used a pic from Burano for my photo hunt pic on Saturday. Guess where I am going for Travel Tuesdays this week? Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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With the increasing focus on test and test scores in education this info-graphic is an important reminder . . . Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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Last night Mom and Paul met me in the city after work and we went to the Art Gallery of Ontario. This weekend is the last weekend of the Lawren Harris exhibit and we were determined to see it. Harris... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'hilarious'. A few years ago we were on the island of Burano in the Venetian lagoon. We found it to be on the the most colourful and beautiful places we had ever visited. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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Today I’m sharing my new favorite condiment. I’ve been putting radishes on lots of things lately because they lend a lovely bite without overpowering other flavors like, say, raw onions can. Their pickled counterparts pack a spicier, vinegary punch. These... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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I think that this explains the rise of Donald Trump . . . Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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A friend of mine from Italy is in Torino right now. We've been to Torino a few times before. The pics she is posting on facebook make me want to return! Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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Let's clear one thing up good and fast - there is nothing Thai about this other than a few flavours. I doubt you'd find a blackberry anywhere in Thailand other than a phone. That aside it was a yummy addition... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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Hard to believe it has been 15 years. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'tea'. I am not a tea drinker . . . hot or cold. Paul tends to be the major consumer of the contents in this canister: Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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A few weeks ago I had a text from Sandi wondering what our US Address was - she was at the post office and had something to send to us. I sent it to her and it slipped my mind.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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Here is some family history suitable for Labour Day. This picture was taken in 1941 in Kirkland Lake. During the gold miner strike of 1941, the Ontario government marched 500 police down the main street of Kirkland Lake to intimidate... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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This list is good, but American. Here in Canada we would add Maternity Leave, Parental Leave, subsidized childcare spaces, pensions, Family Medical Leave, and Critically Ill Child Leave. Then there was the creation of the middle class and a more... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2016 at A Life, Lived
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This week's Photo Hunt theme is 'fruit'. This is one of my favourite ways to enjoy fruit. :-) Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at A Life, Lived