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Books and Movies

“Must love dogs”

I went to see this predictable romantic comedy…and enjoyed it. Everybody knows by now it is the story of 2 people who meet through a dating website. All sorts of misunderstandings keep them apart until they finally realize that this is the real thing. What I enjoyed most about it were the actors. The female […]

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Fountain

I have had out of town visitors this weekend. This is when I am at my happiest: showing people around. Taking them to places that are not in the guide books, choosing the restaurant that will suit their taste, finding THE store that carries the item they have been looking for, catching outddor performances, pointing […]

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Events

Just for laughs festival

It was this time of year again: my favorite festival: The Just for laughs one. I went to see one show: “Skakespeare for dummies” which was OK but what really amuses me the most are the street entertainers. Here are just a few examples of what or who walks by when you sit at a […]

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Society wedding

I was invited to a wedding. A rare occurence for me and a thrill! The bride was lovely, in a bare back white lace gown trimmed in pink. The wedding party was very spiffy. The reception was full of surprises: musical peformances by famous guests, an audio visual montage by the groom’s friends, there was […]

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Cycling club

After the unsuccessful Internet dating attempts I decided that a new approach was required. After careful consideration I chose to join a cycling club. Physical activity should attract healthy and energetic people! I searched high and low for the right club for me. It had to be soft core. No weeklong treks up and down […]

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Books and Movies

A year in the MERDE.

I have been reading a book by Stephen Clarke called “A year in the merde”. It is a humorous descriprion of the experiences of a Brit going to work and live in Paris for a year. Similar to Peter Mayle’s “A year in Provence”, this one deals more with city life , work habits and […]

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internet dating…last installment

It was a rainy weekend. I decided to give Internet dating one last try. I joined every known site, French, English, you name it, I registered! It was terrible. How terrible you ask? Let me count the ways. Take away all the married guys who are looking for discrete afternoon sex… and there are MANY! […]

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Events

Football game

I went to my first live football game last night. Our Alouettes against the Edmonton Eskimos. Over the last few weeks I had been reading the sports pages and watching the sports channel on televison to get reday for this event. My head was filled with useless trivia, such as all the differences between canadian […]

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Food

Sweet tooth

I made banana split sundaes today. I made my trademark chocolate sauce but I was missing a simple one for caramel sauce. Here it is: 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup heavy cream bring to a boil, boil 2 minutes while stirring add one tablespoon sweet butter stir 2 more minutes and VOILA!

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Kitten

One more for my menagerie…but only for a day…