Entrez s’il vous plait…

While I was out walking Charlie, I noticed that my neighbours had the exterior of their house painted a sunny, golden colour. As I was admiring it,  I wondered, "what colour will they paint the front door?" Further along into the walk, I noticed that another neighbour had a newly installed front door and garage… Continue reading Entrez s’il vous plait…

Charlie in charge…

Charlie is our fifth dog, yet I feel like a first-time dog owner most of the time! All of our previous dogs were Bearded Collies, and although their personalities were very different and distinct from each other, some traits ran deep within the breed.  First off, they were easy to train, bright and caught on… Continue reading Charlie in charge…

Summer 2021…

  How was your summer?  Good, I hope.  Mine, as I had expected was busy...not in the garden, but running after a busy, curious, mischievous puppy.  Charlie loves the garden...digging in the garden and eating the plants in the garden best of all!  The yard looks like a doggy daycare!   More importantly, after a… Continue reading Summer 2021…

Hemingway…

  Ernest Miller Hemingway was a "rock star" before rock and roll!  Handsome and charismatic, a gifted storyteller, he dominated any room he entered. Whether you admire his talent or object to the way he lived his life, you will agree it was a colourful life...lived to the fullest.       My fascination with… Continue reading Hemingway…

Keep Calm and Carry On…

    The slogan, "Keep Calm and Carry On", was one of three messages created in 1939 as part of British wartime propaganda to offer the public reassurance in the event of the war.  Of the three posters issued, the "Keep Calm and Carry On" message was rarely seen during WWII.  In 2000, an original… Continue reading Keep Calm and Carry On…

Aging Gracefully?…

    I love this quotation. Age is just a matter of perception...right? And I love those sayings like 60 is the new 40, 50 is the new 30 etc. In reality, though, aging gracefully is not for the faint of heart...especially when others have opinions about how you should approach the passing of years.… Continue reading Aging Gracefully?…

Ring of Fire…

  Sunday is Valentine's Day... the Feast day of Saint Valentine. This year will be a Covid Valentine's Day, and I'm guessing most of us will not be celebrating the occasion as we would have in past years. Once again, the Coronavirus rules the day... Traditionally, Valentine's Day brings a huge boost to retailers worldwide.… Continue reading Ring of Fire…