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Another cat

Speaking of fur…I have a cat again! her name is Sam. She has THE sofest fur ever! She has been an indoor cat all her life but I am letting her go out…this is like being a mother to a teenager all over again!!! She goes out at night and does not return till the […]

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Furry floor

Summer sales are upon us, and I dutifully went into the fancy department store close to my office. They have re-done the fitting room area and I had some difficulty in finding my way in and out but what really got my attention was the floor! I had removed my shoes to try on a […]

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Books and Movies

Ensemble c’est tout

This is a Claude Berri film based on a novel by Anna Gavalda with acrtress Audrey Tatou (of Amélie Poulain fame). I remember buying the book because I liked the cover, it had coloured chalks or pastels. I enjoyed the text just as much. It tells the story of four people who find themselves living […]

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Place Jean Paul Riopelle

After the rather sedate singers I got to play host to a couple of friends visitng here from Atlanta. I gave them my “Grand Eve tour” but was especially lucky to bring them to the Riopelle fountain (in front of the convention center) just in time for the fire display. This sculpture/fountain called “La Joute” […]

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Events

Choralies

This week is a big choir festival in Montreal. I was asked to be a volunteer “godmother” to a choir group from a small town in the north of France. I got to accompany them during their stay and attend their practices and concerts. These two looked so typical, I just had to take their […]

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Birthday candle

The gathering I was attending, was a birthday party. When dessert time arrived, the cake was presented to the guest of honor with an odd looking plastic flower bloom stuck in the middle. Someone put a match to it and, surprisingly, the flower opened, candles burned, a flurry of sparklers were ignited and it began […]

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Gloria in Quebec city

I was going to Quebec city to attend a family function and, having lots of time, decided to drive along the river towards the port and take in the exhibit on Peru at the Musée de la Civilisation. I knew the Holland America ship was in New York City this weekend and was looking to […]