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Travel

Food

We visited the galley, or one of them at least, as promised. Everything is stainless steel and very clean. I was amused to see that each dish on the evening menu is set up as a template.   Amusing tid bits of information: There is approximately 14000 meals served each day on the Legend. All […]

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Travel

Day two

Back in the world of the living we had two days at sea so plenty of time to explore the ship. Our cabin, although in the cheapest category was roomy and very well insulated both sound and light wise. Our cabin stewart was very adept at making towel sculptures and had us laughing when we […]

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Travel

First day

The plan was to get up at 5, leave at 6, and fly at 8, arrive at 9, get to the ship around 11, board, relax, sail at 4, and have fun!!!! But…things did not quite work out that way. There was an unfortunate incident during the preceding cruise and the ship was delayed 12 […]

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Travel

Off again!

I have had enough of this cold and rain. I am heading south! Stay tuned for more travel stories!

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General

Gifts

There was an article in the paper recently titled: “All gifts should have a meaning – and a card, of course”. The author says (among other things): ” Presents have always been a big deal for me. I chose them carefully. I consider a gift an expression of affection and caring – it is a […]

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Food

Restaurant La Brunoise

Here is the latest chapter in my endless quest for nice meals in new (to me) restaurants in MontrĂ©al. Last night I tried the “La Brunoise” restaurant. It is located in a residential area but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is right in front of a small square that I read about […]

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General

GPS

Recently, as I was reserving a car for a client, the reservation agent was babbling on and on about the fact that the car was equipped with a GPS. Being totally ignorant of cars and their technology, I was not overly impressed. I thought it meant that it was equipped with a “Boomerang” type gizmo […]

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Nature

Lilac

It is lilac season again….lovely colours…wonderful smells…..  

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General

The prize

When I was a kid, we used to play a game called: “finders keepers, spend it right away”, which was a make believe game where we imagined finding large sums of money and having to decide what to do with it. Returning it to its owner or saving it for later were not an option. […]

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Books and Movies Food

Honey we are killing the kids.

This is the latest in American moralizing reality TV: a family is assessed by a dietician who predicts illness and doom for kids whose diet is obviously not ideal. They use a computer to imagine what the kids will look like at age 40. This is supposed to scare the parents into wanting to change […]