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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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This looks like a great addition to Christmas breakfast. I smiled at your comment re more cranberries - when I looked at your picture I thought to myself 'i think I'd add more cranberries . . ." Great minds and all of that!
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Hi there A last post but not a final post. I've moved my blog to the WordPress format at A Life Lived. There were so many issues and challenges with the current host that i decided to pack it in.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2022 at A Life, Lived
Posted Oct 20, 2022 at A Life, Lived
11 years ago a three week trip to Italy with mom and Paul was winding down. We spent some time at a b and B run by the most amazing people Diana and Mischa. This photo came up on my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2022 at A Life, Lived
Well, it was Jake and I. He really wanted me up and he felt the way to get me up was to attack my feet repeatedly. I have the scratches to show for it. LOL Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2022 at A Life, Lived
In 2014 Mom, my sister Rose, Paul and I travelled to Sonoma for a week around Thanksgiving. We flew into San Franscisco and after spending a few days there we drove north to the Russian River valley area. We rented... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2022 at A Life, Lived
My mother passed away last Wednesday after a thankfully short illness with cancer. The Travel Tuesday post is dedicated to her and the many adventures we had over the years. Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2022 at A Life, Lived
A bit of a sad travel Tuesday post. When we were on PEI last month we wanted to see a rock formation known as teacup rock. It was located at the north end of Thunder Cove beach. It was a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2022 at A Life, Lived
The large imposing Roman Catholic church of Notre Dame du Mont Carmel is a late Victorian Gothic brick structure situated by the sea in Mont Carmel, PEI. It is built in the classic "T" formation with two bell towers at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2022 at A Life, Lived
A refreshing summer drink, featuring fresh muddled blackberries, gin, lemon juice and soda or ginger beer, this is called the Blackberry Bramble Cocktail. A spin-off the classic drink- the Bramble, first created in London in the 80’s, made with dry... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2022 at A Life, Lived
Finally some crisp mornings! The birds are starting to migrating. My thoughts are turning away from the grill and on to stews and long slow braises. Sadly these characters are coming out of their summer sleep as well. Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2022 at A Life, Lived
The West Point Lighthouse is a 67' tall square tapered tower with distinctive black and white bands, or day marks, located on the south west tip of Prince Edward Island in the community of West Point overlooking the Northumberland Strait.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2022 at A Life, Lived
Now these were super yummy. These aren't your grandmother's waffles. These are essentially potatoes cooked to crispy perfection in a waffle iron. Add in ham, cheese, herbs and you have an amazing treat. I served them with sour cream to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2022 at A Life, Lived
Over 25 000 recycled bottles ingeniously cemented together to create the Bottle Houses, a must-see tourist attraction situated in Cap-Egmont, Prince Edward Island, Canada. They were built by Édouard T. Arsenault. He gave birth to these houses after having received... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2022 at A Life, Lived
It's hard to believe that it has been 5 years since we picked these two up at our friend Carolyn's farm and brought them home. They have brought a lot of happiness and joy to our lives. Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2022 at A Life, Lived
An important reminder now that school is starting up again. Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2022 at A Life, Lived
We recently spent a week on PEI. Because of the car rental shortage we flew to Moncton, New Brunswick (where we could obtain a rental car) and made the two hour drive to PEI. After we had crossed the Confederation... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2022 at A Life, Lived