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Summer Obsession

I never thought I’d feel this way but… softball is my new obsession. I come from a very athletic family (both parents excelled at several sports), yet somehow I did not inherit their sporty genes. Still, as I round the bases of life (ok, I promise to refrain from further baseball metaphors though it’s really tempting), I’m determined to try my hand at everything I can. … Continue reading Summer Obsession

Are you a Podcast listener yet?

Ever since we got our Pekingese fur-kid Chloe, I’ve walked her every morning and evening for 30 minutes to 1 hour per excursion. Our vet commented on how fit Chloe is at 10 years old.  The impressed vet held Chloe’s haunch and enthusiastically exclaimed, “Now this is how a dog should feel!!”   I couldn’t help but think (though I buttoned my lip) “You should feel my … Continue reading Are you a Podcast listener yet?

A Canadian in England – The Final Chapter

I’ve just returned home to Toronto after 7 action-packed weeks in the UK.  There’s no place like home, but it sure was a treat to experience England. What have I learned?  What were the highlights?  And what’s my new favourite dessert?  All shall be revealed herein… I make a friend: As I mentioned in my last post, after Ivan returned home I was really missing … Continue reading A Canadian in England – The Final Chapter

A Canadian in England – My First Impressions

As I mentioned in a previous tweet and explained in my last blog, I’m living in the UK in a small north-western town called Kendal.  I’ve been here for two weeks and have four more to go before I return to my beloved home in Toronto. You might be wondering what exactly brought me here and I’m happy to explain. As your typical Canadian mixed … Continue reading A Canadian in England – My First Impressions

Julie and Ivan in the UK

October 30, 2011 – Greetings from Julie and Ivan in Kendal, England: gateway to the beautiful Lake District. For the last ten days, we’ve been sightseeing in England, travelling around by train, underground and local bus. What a time we’ve had!  Now, on our last night, we sat down with some red wine and very affordable Stilton to co-write a blog post describing the highlights … Continue reading Julie and Ivan in the UK