Category Archives: Things I Like

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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The Tower of Port Hope

The doors are ordinary and rather battered, but the building they are attached to is definitely not. All along the St Lawrence River and the Great Lakes, there are numerous communities with a rich history from the 1800s.  The town … 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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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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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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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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Saving The Water Works

Our recent travels on the Trans-Canada Trail took us to Penetanguishene – pronounced Pen-ah-tang-gwish-een – where we made a rather interesting find. It was a cute old building with the windows and doors replaced with large photographs – I’m assuming … Continue reading

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