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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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Today was the first full day of fall. It was a beautiful fall day here - sunny, bright blue sky, cool temperatures. My favourite type of weather. It was a perfect day for our annual trek to the apple farm!... Continue reading
Posted 36 minutes ago at A Life, Lived
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“[He sleeps for] about an hour, then he’ll wake up and switch cats,” said the founder of Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary. How on earth do I get a job like this? Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Life, Lived
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One of our traditions is that the first dinner when we are away camping is a box of Hamburger Helper. Judge away. It is a flash back to when I was a kid - money was often tight an this... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Life, Lived
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A friend of mine is planning a trek to Bologna. We got to talking about the city and I got to thinking about my visits there . . . Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Fusilli are a variety of pasta that are formed into corkscrew or helical shapes. The word fusilli presumably comes from fuso, as traditionally it is "spun" by pressing and rolling a small rod over the thin strips of pasta to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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While we were away camping we took a day trip to Kincardine where we met our friend Carolyn. She showed us the town and took us out for dinner. It was a great way to catch up with a friend... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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This certainly resonates here in Ontario these days . . . Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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When you read this hopefully we are on the shores of Lake Huron enjoying a relaxing weekend in the woods. Our house sitter is supposed to arrive Friday morning and we'll load up the car and head out. The weather... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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It is back to school next week. Parent's often ask their children how their day was when they return from school. The answer is usually the same 'fine' but it doesn't say much. Here is a list of 50 questions... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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Rhodes is one of the largest islands in the Greek archipelago and it was one of our favourites. These pics show why . . . Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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An area steakhouse chain offers a version of this drink. I'm not sure if I have tried it on one of the few times I was there. In fact, I only found out by accident that they had it on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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A number of years Fine Cooking ran an article about corn sautees that was a revelation for me. Like all people I LOVE corn - I think it must be the safest vegetable that there is - even finicky children... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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The past week has been very busy on the work front - it was out Annual Meeting for work. Of course, we could not just have an Annual Meeting - it was our 20th Anniversary celebration and we decided to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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Heading back to Krakow for Travel Tuesday this week . . . Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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A few shots from our wandering in Edmonton last month. Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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The holiday celebrated on the first Monday of August — giving many, but not all Canadians a mid-summer, long weekend — is known by many names. It's British Columbia Day in Canada's western-most province and Natal Day in Nova Scotia.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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Last weekend we had tickets to see the Tempest at the Stratford festival. Life has been so hectic lately that I forgot all about it until mom reminded me. Apparently on some mysterious date last fall she asked me to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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I'm a bit late in posting this. It would be hard to find rhubarb at this point in the growing season however if you're like me you would have had bits and pieces that you tossed in the freezer to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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I believe this is the best washing instruction tag I have EVER seen! Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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50 years ago today, on July 31, 1968, a young, black man was reading the newspaper when he saw something that he had never seen before. With tears in his eyes, he started running and screaming throughout the house, calling... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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You know that we have made it home in one piece (flight cancellations aside) but there is still one last day of our vacation to cover. Hard to believe it was 8 days ago! Vacation memories fade quickly when you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2018 at A Life, Lived