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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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It looks as if winter has finally arrived. SIGH Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Life, Lived
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The Stavager Kunstmuseum (or fine arts museum) was originally started when a small group of local art lovers got together to pool their collection. It eventually grew into a public museum of fine arts. The museum is located on the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Life, Lived
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The conference started in earnest today. There wasn't a lot of time to wander about looking at interesting things. After breakfast I had a bunch of work to get caught up on. Once that was done I had about an... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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I arrived in Stavanger on Sunday night. Having traveled for the better part of 24 hours I really wasn't up for much other than getting settled, having a shower, and a restorative nap. By the time I logged on to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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You might be wondering why anyone would go to Norway in the winter. Certainly I'm sitting here wondering that right now. While certainly Norway is known for its wintery weather and hosting the winter Olympics most pics of the country... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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My second 'Christmas' read. Kingdom of the Blind is the 14th mystery in the Inspector Gamache series — and it’s a spellbinder. But such critical praise hardly matters anymore to this series. By now Louise Penny, deservedly, has built up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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This made me smile this morning . . . Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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I think that this is the perfect quote for 2018. There was so much to be fearful about this year - the constant barrage of negativity and anger was overwhelming. I can't remember a time when I so wanted to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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I think it is pretty easy to summarize 2018 . . it sucked and it sent the stage for 2019 which is going to suck even worse. Personally things were fine. We lived, laughed, traveled, had adventures. We end the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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One of the many joys of the Christmas season is time. Our office shuts for two weeks and the daily flood of emails stop. I find that there are days on end where I have nothing at all to do... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at A Life, Lived
Posted Dec 20, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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Another set of shots from Christmas in Italy . . . Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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Lots of folks gain a bit of weight over the Christmas season. There is an important lesson in this meme. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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and no . . . that is not Lucca! Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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Shots from our Christmas in Rome . . . Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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Someone turns 78 today! Paul and I are taking her to Niagara-on-the-Lake for the weekend where she will have some great wine, good food, see a play, be pampered in a nice vintage hotel, and do a bit of shopping.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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It is the first of December. Keen parents are excitedly thinking up funny antics for their elf on the shelf to get into (trust me - you will regret this in a week!). Others are setting out advent calendars. I'll... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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This Instant Pot Chili Mac and Cheese makes the perfect hearty comfort food meal for any day of the week. It is a one pot dish that is easily made in under 30 minutes. The delicious combination of pasta, chili,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2018 at A Life, Lived
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Christmas is a month away. My Travel Tuesdays posts between now and then will feature shots from our Christmas travels. First up is New York. Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2018 at A Life, Lived