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Travel

What will they think of next?

I have seen and heard of all sorts of marketing ploys and publicity campaigns but this one is a new one! It caught me eye because I have visited Marco Island in the past (and loved it) and because I am fascinated by turtles. Is anyone interested?? “Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort in Florida is […]

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Travelogue

Rockies

I had always been a bit embarrassed to admit I had never been further west than Toronto (in Canada), so, when I saw a “fam” in the Rockies advertised, I jumped on it. I was curious to see if I would enjoy these mountains more than their southern part that I had seen in Argentina. […]

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Food

3 restaurants in one weekend

Today was museum day in Montreal, but this entire weekend was food and culture weekend for my friend Mandie and I. We tried 3 different restaurants. All pretty upscale and expensive. The first one was Laloux. I had heard they had changed owner and chef and wanted to check them out. The restaurant itself has […]

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Books and Movies

“Efter bröllopet” (After the wedding)

It is a Danish film with subtitles. At the centre of the movie is Jacob Petersen, an idealistic humanitarian working in a struggling orphanage in a poor community in India. When the offer a large sum of money to aid the failing orphanage requires him to travel to his native Denmark for a face-to-face meeting […]

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Travel

Rockies are “UP” ***

The Rockies story is up! You can see it at: [url=http://www.flyingplates.com/travel/rockies.html]http://www.flyingplates.com/travel/rockies.html[/url] Comments are welcome.

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Books and Movies

“Away from her”

Here is a new Canadian film starring Julie Christie and Gordon Pinsent. It is the story of a Fiona and Grant, who have been married for 45 years. They learn that Fiona has Alzheimer. She choses to check herself into a hospice. Grant is devastated and has a hard time dealing with her detaching herself […]

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Travel

Rockies madness

I have just returned form a trip in the Canadian Rockies. It was spectacular! I am working on the story but here is a teaser.