Category Archives: Travel

Monsters or heroes?

    Is it okay to enjoy an art exhibit even if you don’t quite get it…and then if the explanations given don’t seem to help illuminate anything? This is what I wondered as we strolled through an exhibit entitled … Continue reading

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Great escape

While there is a lot of talk these days about the benefits of being outside, as you get older there is less attraction to going out in frigid northern climes. So purely for health reasons – no really – hubby … Continue reading

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Pondering a ‘postless’ year

A number of my favourite bloggers have checked in to see where I’ve been and I’ve realized that a year has passed without a post. There is that phenomenon of time passing faster as you age but this is ridiculous! … Continue reading

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Bear with me!

There are some fears, rational or otherwise, that intrude into even the most pleasant of experiences. We’re back on the Bruce Trail again in our quest to complete the full, just under 1,000 kms, length. My hiking partner Cheryl and … Continue reading

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Pass the popcorn, please.

You know there are star ratings, thumbs up or down ratings and rotten tomatoes ratings to help you gauge how good a movie really is but after our Palm Springs International Film Festival vacation, I’ve added one more personal one. … Continue reading

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California dreaming…of snow?

What nicer way to escape the Canadian cold than to attend the International Film Festival in Palm Springs – right? Sun, desert,warm weather, great films…or more like great films and a 4 year drought that seems to be breaking thanks … Continue reading

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Northern hotheads!

I’m going to spare you the photo of what Cheryl and I looked like after two days of hiking at just over 30 celsius , but it wasn’t pretty! The fact that the humidity reading was 100% and so things … Continue reading

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Crossing borders

To say that the girls were thrilled with the surprise I announced towards the end of our trip to Wales is an understatement. They had been curious about the lack of information for the last two days on our otherwise … Continue reading

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Wales – From the mouths of babes

What great travelling companions two 11 year old girls can make…I’d originally thought that my role would entail more ‘grandmothering’ but here we were on a girls road trip, complete with fits of laughter that had tears running down our … Continue reading

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Wales through young eyes

Planning a trip with my two eleven year old granddaughters was an entirely new experience. I asked them to research their ‘must see’ spots in Wales and they cycled over with a list which found a home on the fridge. … Continue reading

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