The fall turned out to be very busy. Concerts were happening in halls, and restaurants were open indoors, all of course allowed if you were vaccinated. And we were. So we decided to attend an absolutely brilliant concert of the Sondheim musical Follies. My dear friend, Richard Ouzounian, had been telling us about the performance […]Read more "Autumn in the City"
It was a beautiful summer here in Ontario, but now fall has arrived with lots of rain and a real unpleasant chill in the air. I promised to tell you about our visits to Stratford and other events that took place in August. Things are changing in the Covid department, in that fully vaccinated people […]Read more "Summer 2021"
My favourite hotel in Vancouver is the Rosewood, or the old Georgia. In fact they have kept many of the Georgia icons, like the exterior of the elevator. I like the Executive room with a view of the Vancouver Art Gallery so I can keep track of protests, art displays, concerts etc. And I really […]Read more "Beautiful Province Part 2"
Every time I travel to British Columbia, I am astounded at its beauty. Although Charles and I consider ourselves to be in the travel chapter of our retirement, there have been no flights on planes, or vacation trips anywhere. Hello Covid! So our planned trip out west to visit our kids was almost like a […]Read more "The beautiful province"
I write this blog in two places. When I am in Florida, I write in a shared den/office with Charles and I look out a window at my bird feeder, where there are usually cardinals gathered, and a wonderful vista of a nearby hill. Although we sit side by side we often send emails to […]Read more "Spring south and north"
It is extraordinarily exciting to finish a fourteen day quarantine which was imposed on Charles and I when we returned to Toronto May 4. If you read or listened to my previous blogcast, Carpe Diem, you would know that we escaped to Florida in mid January to get vaccinations. I described our journey by helicopter, […]Read more "Last days in Florida before heading north"
Both Charles and I were settled in for a long winter in Toronto with our parkas and snow boots, new snow blower, wonderful fireplace and great food delivery from our favourite restaurants. I kept bringing up the subject of sheltering in place in our home in Florida, as it was definitely warmer there, and we […]Read more "Carpe Diem 2021"
Why, you might wonder, have I named this latest blog ‘baby winter’. In fact, my daughter in law, Lara, who lives in Quebec, said that I hadn’t seen anything of winter as December had been unusually mild, not much snow, and to just wait until January and February arrive. Well as it turns out, Charles […]Read more "Baby winter of Covid 2020"
It is almost winter, well it is winter, I should stop pretending, even if the official date is December 21, which is next week. Before I tell you how we are spending our days here in Toronto, I will tell you about a wonderful trip we had to Stratford at the end of October. I […]Read more "Almost winter 2020 year of Covid"
I look out my window and I see snow, not a lot of snow, but snow. It has been 18 years since we have been in Toronto for winter weather, and so far it is not bad, especially on a sunny day. However, I am writing today about the end of summer, the beautiful autumn. […]Read more "Covid Autumn 2020"