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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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Hope that all who celebrate have a wonderful time with family and friends. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Life, Lived
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Lent and Easter are full of seasonal foods. Chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chicks are the likely conversation starters nationwide, but in Buffalo you can’t make it through a conversation without including the famous Butter Lamb. With every unique eat or... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Life, Lived
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(and as an adult it takes you s months to recover!!!!) Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Life, Lived
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This made me laugh yesterday! Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Life, Lived
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Yup, still more shots from my trip to London . . . this could go on for weeks. Just sayin' . . . Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Life, Lived
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I know, we just returned from our trip to London and here I am talking about our 2020 vacation already! Unfortunately with my work schedule vacations take more planning in advance than they used to - finding the perfect week... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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Yup, still focusing on our recent trip to London. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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Yesterday 20,000 education workers, community members, and random people who like a protest gathered at Queen's Park to protest proposed cuts to education. I think it turned out well . . . Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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Yup. This has been the case this year. Enough!!!!! Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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I guess that it comes as no surprise that I am going to go back to London for the next few Travel Tuesdays posts . . . Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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We've been back for 5 days and I've taken a day off of work. Reality is I am waiting for a delivery but I confess that sleeping in was joyful. To say that it has been a hectic return to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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We fly home today. How could a vacation have flown by so quickly? Of course today the sun came out and it looks like it will be a beautiful day. While our time in London was shorter than we might... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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Because Thursday had been such a day on the go we hadn't made any really significant plans for Friday. In fact, we had no plans at all. For breakfast we went to a restaurant near the apartment that had been... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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Our day yesterday was bookended by two planned activities - a late breakfast at the Wolseley with a former student of mine and tickets to see a performance of Handel, Bach, and Vivaldi by candlelight in St. Martin in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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Historical because we were surrounded by history - not because anything earthshaking took place . . . well, at least not in our worlds. I've wanted to visit the British Museum since I was a child and yesterday I finally... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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I realize that title is not particularly descriptive but it feels appropriate. We began at Embankment in central London where we boarded the Clipper Thames, one of London's riverboats, with our guide Phillipa. Paul and I were the only people... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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Yesterday when Paul and I were up and going we decided to visit the Tower of London - the owner of the apartment said it was a 10 minute walk away. I walk pretty quickly but there is no way... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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OK, technically it wasn't our first day in London but we didn't do much on arrival day other than survive and explore our neighbourhood. Yesterday we spread a bit further afield. Our first need (after coffee and showers) was breakfast.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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So our travel to London was pretty uneventful and things went pretty well as planned (noticed I said pretty well, there is always bound to be some sort of glitch but on this trip there was nothing major). We had... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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Finally some vacation! Tonight we hope on a flight to London. We do not have a ton planned. Neither of us have been to London so we want to do EVERYTHING! :-) We have rented an apartment that is centrally... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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I've had flights like this. Fingers crossed for better luck on Friday. Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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A few final shots from m trip to Rome last March . . . Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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Today is the first day of Daylight Savings Time. These two cartoons reflect my current thoughts. Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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Happy International Women's Day to all of the strong and fierce women I have known over the years. Thank you for showing up, standing up, shouting out, sharing your perspectives, and in so doing making the world a better place. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2019 at A Life, Lived
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Some more shots from my vacation last March . . . Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2019 at A Life, Lived