Category Archives: Active Lifestyle

I Love November

For the first time in two years, Gilles and I are on vacation, and this month’s Changing Seasons post is being sent to you while I’m on the road. Greetings from Greece! I could fill this entire post with the … Continue reading

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October Life

What a whirlwind of a month!  I give October top marks for a month of great weather allowing plenty of outdoor adventure. Overall, the unseasonably warm fall has meant that we are about 3 weeks behind changing leaf colour and … Continue reading

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Invictus Games

If you’ve never heard of the Invictus Games, don’t feel badly.  I likely wouldn’t have either if Toronto hadn’t been host to the Games for the past week. These Games were the brainchild of Prince Harry – of the British … Continue reading

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September, And It’s Hot

Don’t let the summer weather fool you.  The calendar says it’s September. It’s been hot, and it feels odd to have July-like temperatures in early autumn when the leaves are turning yellow and red. My photo library continues to fill … Continue reading

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Searching For Inspiration

I’ve been MIA for the past couple of weeks.  I wish I had a good story to tell – or even a bad story – but I have nothing to account for my absence, except simple inertia. Today I was … Continue reading

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Summer Time Crazy

I’m sorry. I know I haven’t been around much. I blame summer. Maybe I’m just trying to make up for last year’s failure when I moped around with a broken collarbone for the entire summer feeling sorry for myself.  Or … Continue reading

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Row, Row, Row Your Boat

I finally did it! After 2 failed attempts to test out the skills I had learned at a kayaking clinic, the weather finally cooperated with me for an exciting journey on the water of the Grand River, about 90 minutes … Continue reading

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June: Still Waiting For Summer To Begin

My presence on social media has been sporadic the past month as I try to squeeze in as much activity as I can before winter returns – which, based on current temperatures, feels like it won’t be long. Even though … Continue reading

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Island In The Sun

For most of the last 4 years, Helen and I have met once a week to spend a day on a trail – either near or far. We’re either chipping away on a big project – like our current Trans-Canada … Continue reading

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Changing Seasons: Where’s The Warm Weather?

What is it about the month of May? Suddenly EVERYTHING seems to be happening at the same time and demanding attention – yard work, family events, and a score of distracting activities that are infinitely more entertaining than chores around … Continue reading

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