It is now the beginning of July and the pandemic is still very much a part of our lives, and unfortunately will continue for many months to come. It is a new normal here, but we have adjusted, and feel very fortunate to have a wonderful home and neighbourhood, and especially each other. The days […]Read more "Surprise Trip to Florida Beaches before Covid"
I have now been sheltering at home, as they say, for 7 weeks, and you would think that it would be easy to go upstairs into my airy office, with a window on the street, and start to write. I have a schedule everyday to help with this new way of living, but it seems […]Read more "Savannah Sojourn"
I have been slow to write about our wonderful trips in December and January. It just seems that life has intervened, but now that I am on a 14-day self-isolation after travelling home to Toronto from our home in Florida, I have some serious time. I feel compelled to talk about the ‘virus’ and our […]Read more "A challenging time-March 2020"
I last left you in Tangiers, a place of contrasts and mystery. https://suddenly70.ca/2019/12/16/more-spain-and-other-wonderful-locales-pt-2/ Why it has taken me so long to complete telling you about our Spanish adventure is because we have been on two wonderful trips, one to Savannah, Georgia, and most recently the Florida beaches of New Smyrna and Fernandina. I look forward to […]Read more "Malaga and the end of our Spanish voyage."
This is a time of reflection. As I mentioned in an earlier blog I am now 75 years old and my life is flooded with vivid memories of times past, and excitement about the future. I celebrate Christmas and Hunukah in Florida, and try to include friends who do not have family close by, to […]Read more "Happy Holidays and Festive Season"
It finally feels like summer here in Toronto and it is glorious. Since we returned from Florida in late April, we have enjoyed many wonderful cultural events. I like to attend the spring opera offerings of The Canadian Opera Company, and this year we saw Puccini’s La Bohème and Verdi’s Otello. Both were excellent productions. […]Read more "Summer in the City 2019 Part. Two"
‘I am going to share my experiences and stratagems of being 70 and embracing these years because even if you are 50 and reading this, I can guarantee that if you have good health, you too will reach your 70’s. Perhaps I can help you get there and enjoy being there.’ That is what I […]Read more "Summer in the City 2019 & Being 75"
Just back from our fabulous trip and planning to start to tell the tales of our visit very soon. Meanwhile I hope you all will have a great 2019. RikiRead more "Wonderful trip to East Africa Pt. 1 coming soon"
After our sojourn in Greece we headed northwest to Italy, specifically Brindisi which is on the Adriatic coast. There is not much to see there, but about 40 minutes away is Ostuni, nick named the White City. This is not to be missed, as they say, however, we did skip it, because previously on a […]Read more "Wonderful cruise to Greece, Croatia and a little bit of Italy PT. 2"
The best thing about a cruise is that you unpack once. I am a pretty organized traveler, and don’t usually take too many clothes, but no matter how little I do take it is nice to just settle in. That being said, I always plan a few days in the embarkation port to get over […]Read more "Wonderful Cruise to Greece, Croatia and a little bit of Italy"