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Twenty-Four Hours In Prince Edward County

Sometimes you really are here for a good time and not a long time. We had a whirlwind visit to see family and also to a little bit of fun back into what has become a rapidly passing by summer.  We arrived in the County early afternoon, and although I can proudly say that I

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Portuguese Egg tarts (Nata)

They may not be pretty, but they are oh, so good. A few years ago now I had the opportunity to spend close to three weeks in Lisbon.  The trip was unexpected and I had done almost no research.  Portugal was not on my “must see” list and I certainly hadn’t expected to be there

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Easy One Pan Salmon and Asparagus With Herb Butter

Why didn’t I think of this sooner? Every single time we have a discussion at home about eating healthier fish races to the top of the list.  We make our list, head off to the store (typically Costco) and fill our freezer with any assortment of fish that is preferably a sustainable catch and ethically

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Grief- The Top Five Things I Have Learned

The milestone has been met, and whether I wanted to or not, whether I was ready or not, we have passed the one year mark of my parents’  passing.  I am making it plural because even though my mom died a few months before my dad, his death really set the whole process back to

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The Birthday Tour – Florence

Full disclosure, we didn’t do justice to Florence. We did not do much advance research into all of the things to see and do, and we did not give ourselves enough time to fully embrace it. And now we will have to return. Florence is known for its art and museums and we skipped the

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The Birthday Tour – Rome

And we are off again! Rome was a whirlwind, not my first visit but also hopefully not my last. We probably logged close to 80 000 steps on our Fitbits and even with good walking shoes, my feet are protesting. What did we see? Everything, the Vatican, the Coliseum, fountains, piazzas and all points in

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The Birthday Tour – Naples

The next step of our trip was Naples, a town we don’t know a whole lot about except that it’s close to Pompeii and Vesuvius and has a reputation that there is lots of crime. That being said, it hasn’t felt any less safe than any other city I’ve travelled to so maybe what was

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The Birthday Tour, London

My husband and I have headed off on an exciting vacation to celebrate his 50th birthday. We’ve not travelled together as much as we would have liked over the years, so are making up a bit for lost time. The first leg of our journey is over, we left rainy London very early this morning

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Welcome To The World Of Bullet Journals

Try it, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. Your life will be so much more organized and productive, they said. I don’t believe it for a minute. So very innocently I was reading a group thread for people who work at what I work at.  We are a consortium of rule following, organization loving,

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Rhubarb, Beet, and Blood Orange Salad

I promised a vegetarian recipe and here it is. Unexpected and born out of necessity I was pretty pleased with how this turned out. This has been an unpredictable and crazy summer following the exact same kind of year. Don’t let the travel blogs fool you, there is lots going on and it has been

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