Category Archives: Friends

Practicing What I Preach

When I get restless, I tend to start poking around looking for something new to do. It’s been both a curse and a blessing because sometimes I get entangled in things that I probably should have left alone.  However, since … Continue reading

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No, It’s Not Important

It’s Thanksgiving Weekend in Canada.  Like our American cousins, this is a time when we should be reflecting on all the things in our life for which we are grateful.  The markets are exploding with the abundance of nature’s harvest and … Continue reading

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G = Grenoble, France

In 2005, we headed off to France with some friends to run the Paris Marathon.  What could be better than running a race at the centre of the universe? (have I ever mentioned my unending love affair with Paris?). … but rather than spending … Continue reading

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From Froggie, With Love

The last time I saw my dad was Christmas 1998.  Less than 3 months later, I would get that dreaded phone call.  He died suddenly at the age of 86. In the days surrounding his funeral, I heard many stories … Continue reading

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A Brief Brush With “Fame”

Many years ago when I first started running, I became friends with Helen … my hiking partner and a woman I’ve talked about many times in my blog.  Her high energy and enthusiasm for life have always been hugely inspiring … Continue reading

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When Bloggers Meet Bloggers: V 5.0

When Gilles and I began planning our travels last winter, Oslo was a destination I lobbied to see.  Norway had been on my must-see list since the Lillehammer Olympics in 1994 and that desire to visit the country had only … Continue reading

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A Chocolate Tale Of Surprise

Two weeks ago, Canada Post delivered a box to my house. Mail is rare in my neck-of-the-woods, unless it’s a flyer from a local business or some political candidate, so this was a real novelty. The Australian stamps on the box … Continue reading

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