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life

O Christmas Tree etc.

Everyone, meet Gladys. We brought her home a couple of weeks ago. And I’ve just finished dressing her in her beads and bobbles. She looks lovely, I think. Not too ostentatious or overdone. With a few slightly vintage accessories, and …

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Do You Need a Hygge?

Up until the last few years you could definitely describe me as a non-hugger. When I was a department head and mentoring younger members of my department, I’d pass tearful colleagues who needed a hug over to Julie, the lovely …

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Keeping in Touch

  We all know the importance of keeping family and friends close. The value of a strong, supportive social network. How staying in touch with loved ones contributes to mental and physical health.    But sometimes, keeping in touch can …

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Our Healthy Eating Journey

I’ve been meaning to write this post for ages. Ever since Hubby suggested it. Because food is such an important part of our lives, and always has been. When Hubby and I first met, I used to laugh that we …

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This Was My Brother

Terrence Malcolm Burpee  1953,  Age 6 This Was My Brother by Mona Gould This was my brother At Dieppe Quietly a hero Who gave his life Like a gift, Withholding nothing, His youth…his love… His enjoyment of being alive… His …

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Aging Gracefully…Or Disgracefully.

Hubby and I are still down east at Mum’s. And there’s still no time for posting. So hope you enjoy this one from 2015. It’s pretty timely… sort of. Because it’s Mum’s 90th tomorrow. And we’ll be busy eating cake …

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Lost in the ‘Hood

Hubby and I are back in the old ‘hood this week. Downeast. Staying with my mum for a few days. Fishing and reading and visiting. Drinking too much tea and talking, talking, talking. On Thursday we were up before dawn …

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On Being a Teacher

My fondest memory of teaching high school is not what you might expect. It’s not of the many commencement ceremonies I watched or took part in, nor of reading the often brilliant work produced by some of my students, or …

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Elephant in the Room: On Working Hard

I listened to an interesting podcast on CBC radio the other day. One that started me thinking about hard work, and about blogging, among other things. “Seat at the Table” is a new series hosted by Isabelle Racicot, a well …

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On Camping and Marriage

Last week, Hubby and I set off on our annual early summer camping trip. We were feeling hopeful, praying for sun, but fully prepared for rain and bugs, with lots of sunscreen and a bucketful of DEET. This trip is …

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