Category Archives: Around Toronto

Consider Yourself Warned

My meager offering for today’s Thursday Doors is a single gate I found leading to a property backing onto an urban trail I was traveling a few weeks ago. It ticked all the right buttons – a door (of sorts), … 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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August In The Rearview Mirror

What happened to August?  One minute it was July and then in the blink of an eye, I found myself staring down the last handful of days in August.  I’m not ready for summer to be over so quickly. This … Continue reading

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A Touch of Whimsy

I was looking in my photo library for something a bit different for this week’s Thursday Doors, and then I remembered this wonderful little find. It was the day I went looking for the Cadbury chocolate factory.  I had taken … Continue reading

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Walking in Sunshine

Last week was a bad one for me … the kind of week where my goal was to get through it without hurting myself – or someone else. It was a week of insomnia. The garage made an unexpected jerk-move … Continue reading

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Shades of Lavender

Although I haven’t been blogging much lately, I’ve been stockpiling stories and doors like a hoarder.  Although I hadn’t planned a Thursday Doors post, I couldn’t resist sharing a door I found unexpectedly this afternoon. French lavender is currently in … Continue reading

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A Chocolate Failure

Don’t let the sign fool you.  Welcomed, I was not. It all started while on a walk with Helen on the Trans-Canada Trail east of Toronto. Helen will stop and read every memorial plaque we encounter on our travels – … 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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Of Inns and Taverns

Last year I began to delve into a bit of Canadian history and the Rebellion of 1837, which I wrote about here. In my research about the Rebellion, I had read of an account where the leaders of the Rebellion … Continue reading

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An Early Morning Fog

I’m sitting here listening to the rain hitting the skylight, putting a question mark on our Canada Day plans this evening. I’m glad now that I was up very early this morning and decided on the spur of the moment … Continue reading

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