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Travelogue

Cruising

I just returned from a weekend FAM to visit cruise ships; three Carnival cruise ships to be exact: the Triumph, the Liberty and the Fascination. So I will write about cruising in general and cruising the fun ships in particular. What I used to say about schools applies to ships: “there are no bad ships, […]

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Books and Movies

“KAMATAKI”

I went to see a beautiful film yesterday. It is set in Japan and tells the story of a young man who, after a failed suicide attempt, is sent by his mother to visit his uncle in Japan. The uncle is a famous potter and takes his nephew on as an apprentice…of many things… Kamataki […]

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Food

100th entry! and first day of spring!

Where else but in Montréal can you get warm, just out of the oven, bagels at midnight??? I just did!

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General

No more readers comments for now.

It is now official, the comments have been closed off. We tried a few changes to avoid doing this but nothing worked. I wonder how other bloggers deal with this…. It saddens me, as I liked the idea of getting feedback, even if I did not get that much, I could still hope… I also […]

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Nature

Red heads

After the botanical Garden we crossed the street over to the biodome… red heads are hot….  

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Events Nature

Butterflies again

It is butterflies time at the Botanical garden again! Always beautiful, the blue Morpho was the star again this year, welcoming us near the entrance.   There seemed to be new ones this year such as this delicate one:   Another new one had a surprising touch of yellow:   There were several in the […]

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General

Spam

I have not been able to stop the influx of spam so I will have to make the posting of comments more complicated. I might have to set up a registering procedure, but for the time being I suggest that anyone interested in commenting please do so by Emailing me directly.

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General

Shitty day

I just spent the better part of an hour deleting unwanted comments from this blog. They were not even comments, they were spam extolling the virtues of every possible male enhancement medication imaginable as well as just as many porn sites for every conceivable preferences. How they got into this blog is beyond me but […]

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Travel

Back from Miami

I went back to Florida. This time I was visiting cruise ships. I wrote about it in the travel section. It was not as much fun as taking a cruise but being anywhere warm in February beats being at home! I was surprised to get the best seats on each flight even though had forgotten […]

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Food

Pink peppercorn ice cream

For christmas I received a box of strawberry pepper tea. It is the most surprising taste! It has a zing that I have never experienced in a cup of tea before. This got me exploring pepper and unusual uses for it. It is how I came across a recipe for pink peppercorn ice cream in […]