Hey Yawl!!

This Halloween I got to dress up for the second time in about 30 years. We had a party at work, and it was tough deciding what to be, since I had to still work while still in costume. I decided that I would be the Queen of Butter, Paula Deen. The party was fun, […]


Toronto Brazilfest 2011

From their facebook page  Toronto Brazilfest 8th Annual Toronto International BrazilFest 2011 In a multicultural city like Toronto — where all summer festivals have something beautiful to offer those who love meeting new cultures — you cannot miss Canada’s Largest Brazilian Cultural Event, the 8th Annual Toronto International BrazilFest 2011. On Sunday July 24th, 2011 […]


When did birthdays stop being fun?

When I was a kid, the countdown would start 3 months in advance.  I would drop carefully crafted hints about what I was hoping for for a gift.  I’d dream about how cool I was going to be when I was 7, then 13, then 16, then 21, and then the glow started to fade […]


Trying out recipes – Part 1 – Breakfast casserole

I’m so excited! My kids and grandkids are coming for a visit in a couple weeks to the cabin on the lake. I have limited means of cooking here, a grill, an electric skillet, and a microwave/convection oven, so it’s always a challenge to find a way to prepare a meal that is both appetizing […]


Toronto’s Forest Hill – Driving Tour

The Forest Hill neighbourhood as seen today in Toronto, comes from a deep history starting back in 1860. The first residence built in the Forest Hill area was located on top of the hill within the forest, however while the hill still exists today, the forest does not. The houses offered here in Forest Hill […]

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