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Travel

The south…

It is strange that, like a lot of Quebecers, I saw Florida as a place for blue haired people and the epitome of artificiality (if such a word exists)…yet the more time I spend here the more I appreciate the natural wonders, the southern hospitality, the attractions and the weather … of course…   I […]

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Travel

A shark and a launch on Cocoa beach

My enchantment with this beach continues. Today, as I was walking towards a fisherman, someone next to me said:” looks like he caught a shark”. At that point all I could see was a fin sticking out of the water close to where the fishing line was going in. But sure enough when he pulled […]

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Travel

Florida again

Last year I took an online training program on the St Petersburg, Clearwater area. I passed the test, got a diploma and my own palmer pen, complete with velvety palms. A few months later we, the graduates, were offered a weekend to experience the area. I jumped at the chance as I had never visited […]

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Food

2 restaurants

I tried two very different restaurants last week. One is relatively new and very inexpensive for the quality of food served there. It is called Le Margaux and is located just at the border of Outremont. For once I did not have my camera and the food was soooo photograph worthy! It was as good […]

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Travelogue

Tampa Bay

As I mentioned in the blog, this FAM was organized by Florida’s beach specialists, the St Petersburg Clearwater area tourism office. So the area we visited is on the west coast of Florida, on the Gulf of Mexico side, but along an area known as Tampa Bay. After checking into the North Redington Beach Double […]

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Books and Movies

Little Miss Sunshine

I went to see this film as I was looking for a feel good movie. It is not particularly original, nor that funny, or touching….yet a box office success…I guess there are a lot of people looking for non challenging entertainment. At least it is not offensive…and the actress who plays the little girl is […]

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General

Verdict: unsuccessful!

I got an envelope in the mail today. My name and address were hand written in block letters with no return address. Inside was a newspaper page titled: “Want Perfect skin?” At the top was a short note in the same block letters saying: ” Eve, get it, it works! J ” The only identification […]