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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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Paul and I met 20 years ago Friday. For years we celebrated our Anniversary on May 18. 2 years ago (18th Anniversary on May 18th) we made things legal and got married. This means Friday was both our 20th Anniversary... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Yes, I did it. I made another Paula Deen recipe. I've largely stayed away from her recipes for some time - not necessarily because of those racist issues which came to light but more because butter and sugar seemed to... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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Yes, you guessed it. My friends who are traveling in Italy right now are posting from Venice. Today Jan posted about how busy Venice was on the weekend so she and her husband decided to go to some of the... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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Enjoying some sparkling wine in the Russian River Valley (and my sister Rose's giant diet Pepsi bottle. :-) ) Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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Yes, my traveling friends have arrived in Torino. Paul and I have made two visits to the city in the NW corner of Italy. Here are some shots from our most recent visit. Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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It has been some time since I've had a drink post. Cinco de Mayo was as god an excuse to change that as any. Blood oranges have a short season and I thought that I might have missed it but... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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Another bad e-coli break out in the USA tied to Romaine lettuce. SIGH Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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This story was posted on FB. It is a sad testament to the racism that still exists . . . This package has been sitting outside my house for days now. Why? Because we are black. And yes, I’ll explain.... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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I don't know this guy but I sure heard about this tweet. Daniel Lawson is Australian. Last week he tweeted that disabled folks should only be out at certain times of the day. He could see no reason why they... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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This has been a pretty challenging week in Toronto. Our office is about 15 km away from where the attack took place. Not close but close enough to make you ponder. When the news first hit I was in a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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Shelagh J, an old slow travel board member, commented on one of my posts while I was in Rome and suggested that I go and visit this church. She said that it was stunningly beautiful inside. One afternoon, after a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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A friend of ours was in Naples last week. Her pictures and stories has me thinking of when we were there for 5 days in 2011. Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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A must see on my recent trip to Rome (OK, not that recent but still recent enough that I remember it LOL) was the Centrale Montemartini museum. Set in Rome’s first public electrical power plant, the Centrale Montemartini Museum presents... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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A few years ago when we were in Rome Paul and I came upon this church near the Palazzo Colonna . . . it looked interesting (I know . . . what old church in Rome doesn't look interesting?) but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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As I type this post the wind is howling outside and ice pellets and freezing rain rattle against the window. I am sick of cold. I am sick of winter. For travel Tuesdays I am going somewhere warm and relaxing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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We are in the midst of a 'historic' ice storm. SIGH Of course, municipal contracts for snow and salting ended on April 1. This is too much. :-( Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at A Life, Lived
The Church of Saint Ignatius of Loyola (Sant’Ignazio Church) is a Jesuit Church that was built between 1626 and 1650 with a rich and fascinating history. It was right around the corner from my apartment and I walked by a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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I visited a number of markets while I was recently in Rome. . . Ah, fresh and seasonal produce. SIGH Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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(well, one reason anyway. LOL) Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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I took about 2000 pictures while I was away. There will be plenty of Rome shots in the future for my Travel Tuesdays posts! Here we go . . . Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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When I was booking tours for my recent trip to Rome one that intrigued me was a tour of the Vatican museums prior to their opening. This would be my third visit to the Sistine chapel and the rest of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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I hope you have a wonderful Easter and don't incur too much difficulty with April Fools Day falling on Easter - the possibilities for mayhem are endless. :-) We are forgoing the traditional Easter Egg Hunt this year due to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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It's that time of year when people have access to many different types of multi-coloured peeps. You have a choice - eat them and go into a diabetic coma or . . . Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at A Life, Lived