Category Archives: New Things

What’s For Dinner?

This is a rather unusual post for me, so I’m providing fair warning that its content may not be appreciated by everyone. The scene for this story is the fish and meat market in Plaka – a neighbourhood in Athens … Continue reading

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Making Connections

Early last year I was rather out of sorts. My husband still works full-time, and no one in my small circle of friends was available for weeks, even for just a cup of coffee.  During the winter months I tend … Continue reading

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Rebuilding The Past

It’s Thursday and that can mean only one thing – doors!  However, today’s post is less about ‘doors’ and more about ‘doorways’. One of the big surprises of our visit to Greece was the discovery that in many places, the … Continue reading

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Lofty Heights

In an earlier post I briefly introduced the Meteora in Greece. Located about a 4-hour drive north of Athens, Meteora is a stunningly beautiful area of giant rock pillars.  I read somewhere that the word itself means “lofty” or “elevated”, … Continue reading

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Leaving a Legacy

A couple of weeks ago, while Helen and I were out exploring the home of Lucy Maud Montgomery, we also discovered an interesting structure a few kilometres down the road. The Thomas Foster Memorial is located beside a cemetery, 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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Bouncy Fun

In my last post, I promised that I would be revisiting the play area of the fall fair I unexpectedly found at the end of last week’s bike ride. But the story actually started earlier this summer when Husband turned … Continue reading

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A Little Bit Country

There are many things I don’t expect to find on a weekday afternoon while riding a bike trail in the countryside … and yet, it’s still possible to surprise me. Fall fair season is gearing up, and over the next … Continue reading

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