Category Archives: Around Toronto

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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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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Beware! Nature Ahead

What do you do on a gray rainy day when you’re feeling dark and gloomy? Well, if you’re like I was yesterday, you’d spend it overdosing on jelly beans while watching CraveTV.  I preferred not to have a repeat of … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Bits

I thought I might be overdue for another review of the photo library looking for random finds that haven’t been shared.  I found a few. I wish that I had the creative gene to image a unique outer *door* like this … Continue reading

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Jail Time

No, I didn’t break the 11th Commandment of “Thou Shalt Not Get Caught”. This past weekend was Doors Open Toronto, a popular event when participating organizations open their doors to the public for tours.  I had time to visit only one location this … Continue reading

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