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garden pictures part 2
Sunday, September 29, 2019      14 comments

Back after a trip down to Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, and Hubbards, with a stop at the memorial to Swiss Air 111 which crashed into the ocean 20 years ago this month while trying to make an emergency landing in Halifax. I had a wonderful lunch o... Read more
garden tour pictures
Sunday, September 29, 2019      12 comments

I'm catching up a bit this morning; my son is down in his gym, my DIL has gone swimming, Peter is still in bed. The first place we stopped on the garden tour was Abbotsford, south of Edinburgh and the home of Sir Walter Scott. His actual... Read more
Garden Tour of Britain
Sunday, September 15, 2019      13 comments

I will start this blog by saying that the reception at this Lake District hotel is poor and irregular, so I will keep it brief. We’re at the Glaramara hotel in Borrowdale, England. The hotel is situated in a valley with hills all around...... Read more
September 1 and time to regroup
Saturday, August 31, 2019      15 comments

Aria starts school on Tuesday, and for the first time in almost 2 years, Peter and I will not be minding her while her mother is at work. It's time for me to break the bad habits I slipped back into and get back on track with my eating and exer... Read more
A funeral plus some time touring rural Quebec
Sunday, August 11, 2019      13 comments

When Peter was a teenager, he spent 2 summers working in rural Quebec as part of a programme aimed at teaching Ontario high school students how to live and work in French (as a result of these 2 summers, Peter changed his religion from United Ch... Read more
Taking Steps to Correct a Problem
Monday, May 13, 2019      14 comments

Personal relationships... they give us joy and they give us sorrows. As some of you who follow my blogs know, I have 4 children, 3 of whom live far from me. When I was a little girl (adopted only child of a loving older couple), I though... Read more
Really Proud of Myself!
Sunday, April 14, 2019      15 comments

We went to Disneyland for a week with Siobhan, Chris and Aria, and I came back 2 lbs. lighter! Beck Diet Solution plan tells us to give ourselves credit when we do something good. I did something really good... I took my Beck response card... Read more
Wednesday, April 03, 2019      13 comments

As those who follow my blogs know, I'm following a combination of the Beck Diet Solution and Intermittent Fasting, and believe strongly in both these programmes. But life isn't without temptations, and I feel surrounded by them lately. P... Read more
Intermittent Fasting (IF)
Friday, March 22, 2019      11 comments

Several of my friends have been successfully using IF, so I did some reading, asked a lot of questions, and decided to give it a good try. There are many different ways of doing IF. The one which I have chosen is to eat all my food withi... Read more
Instant gratification
Monday, March 11, 2019      14 comments

Yesterday at church we had a visit from the newly-elected Diocesan Bishop. He is in charge of 5 areas, based in Toronto, with hundreds of parishes under his guidance. He spoke for at least 10 minutes, with no notes, and made excellent po... Read more
Around and Around
Sunday, February 17, 2019      15 comments

I’ve been a Spark member since 2011. I’m down 20 lbs. since I started, and have been up and down another 10 lbs. for the past 3-4 years. What’s keeping me from reaching my goal? I am. No one else, nothing else. I’m not following my me... Read more
Take a Deep Breath...
Tuesday, January 08, 2019      14 comments

In... out... in... I think you can take it from there. The holidays really took it out of me this year, and I’m tired. I guess it started with my oldest grandson’s November wedding in Mexico, and then going right into the holiday season as soo... Read more
Thoughts borrowed from a prayer at my church.
Wednesday, January 02, 2019      16 comments

In the Anglican Church of Canada, Prayers of the People are offered by selected church members who follow a bit of a formula, but are allowed quite a bit of leeway in what they say. On December 30 the speaker was one of the wardens, a man... Read more
Are there foods that you shouldn’t have in your home?
Wednesday, December 19, 2018      14 comments

Not because you have allergies, but because you can’t eat them in sensible amounts. For me, whipped cream cheese, any flavour, is a temptation that I have trouble resisting. We had people in recently, and I bought some nice flat breads a... Read more
Our Menorah
Monday, December 17, 2018      15 comments

When I was cleaning out my aunt’s house (not my real aunt, but my mother’s best friend) a few years ago, after she died, we found a lovely brass menorah. I don’t know where it came from, as the family attended the United Church, but perhaps it ... Read more

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