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"
Now that it is autumn, we are starting to get ready for the winter ahead, our first in Toronto in 19 years! I told you before about our patio heater. The plan is to eat outdoors as long as we can with blankets on our knees, the patio heater blazing, and a variety of lights […]Read more "Covid Summer 2020 Pt. 2"
Before I begin I want to apologize for being so long in publishing this latest blog. I work in a program called WordPress and it is a very professional platform, but recently they have changed the way you edit your writing and I, just a simple little senior, okay not so simple, or little, have […]Read more "Covid Summer of 2020"
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"