It is already mid August, and soon summer will be over. How did that happen? Now it seems I am trying to squeeze all the good summer things out of the next few weeks, just as I am squeezing all I can out of life. Once you hit your seventies things change subtly like waking […]Read more "Summer in the City 2018 Part Two"
I love summer in the city. This year it has been sunny and hot although sometimes too hot and humid, but my flowers look great, and it is super to sit outside in our back garden and sip rosé in the early evening with Charles and Oscar. Barbecue time has arrived and our favorites are […]Read more "My summer in the city 2018"
There is no question that the highlight of our Uniworld S.S. Catherine river cruise was our cooking class in Avignon. It was billed as part of the Masterpiece Collection, which meant we had to pay for this excursion, but it was worth every penny. It took place at the hotel La Mirande just across the […]Read more "My First River Cruise Part 3"
Going on a river cruise is much like being at summer camp with activities and schedules. Of course the food and lodging is a lot better on the cruise, but the camaraderie and sense of adventure for each day’s excursion is palpable and fun. We were pretty excited to get started our first Monday morning. […]Read more "Our First River Cruise Part 2"
My husband, Charles always says, “this is the travel chapter of our lives. Let’s just go for it.” I love planning trips and booking flights. So when I decided we should take a river cruise during a few weeks in April, a pretty miserable month in Toronto weather-wise, it was an easy proposal. I looked […]Read more "Our First River Cruise Part 1"
When I return to Toronto many people ask me” How was your vacation?” I always answer the same thing, that it isn’t a vacation, just my normal, busy life in a warm climate, and a small town. Aside from playing golf, which takes up a considerable amount of time and is always elusive, there is […]Read more "My Florida Part Three"
I am not sure whether it is the fact of getting older that makes time pass so quickly or just that time passes quickly. Thanksgiving in the United States is the kick off for Christmas. In my last blog I wrote about our lovely dinner with friends on that evening, see: https://suddenly70.ca/2018/02/05/my-florida-part-1/ Before I knew […]Read more "My Florida Part 2"
I have been a snowbird since I was a tot. If you have read my book see: Aria: Song of a Life at riki-turofsky.com, you might remember my stories of travelling each winter down to Florida with my family for spring training of the then Toronto Maple Leafs baseball team. My father was a photographer, […]Read more "My Florida Part 1"
It seems only yesterday that we were starting the new Millennia. Much talk about computers shutting down, the world coming to an end, watching the first of the New Year in Australia on television, and here we are 18 years later. Although this is a time of reflection, I did write some of my thoughts […]Read more "Heading into 2018"
When I first started writing Suddenly 70, I promised I would touch on many topics. You have shared my adventures around the world, and that will continue, but I will also talk about being a grand parent, facing old age, sickness, death and the big M- memory. This past summer in Toronto the weather was […]Read more "Summer In the City Part Two"