I remember the first time I went to a Club Med. It was the sixties. There were no locks on the doors, no TV, nor radio, nor safe, no computers obviously, not even a hair dryer in the rooms. Only the bare essentials: hard little single cots, a chair, a table and a lamp, that was […]

General Travel

An update

The dust has settled, the snow has melted (only recently) ….and I can finally sit down and reflect on the last weeks. What a roller coaster it has been! First coming to terms with leaving the house I had lived in for 33 years and  had renovated extensively to make it perfect for me… Getting […]



I went on my yearly pilgrimage at the botanical garden’s butterflies  event. There were a few new specimens, like the yellow and black ones and the odd green one that seemed to be dressed in camouflage gear…. But it was a busy day and we had to wait in the cacti greenhouse… so I just […]


Le Laurie Raphael

 I just got back from a lovely dinner out. It was at the Laurie Raphael: Daniel Vézina’s Montréal restaurant in the Hotel Germain on Mansfield street. He is a chef I have always admired, through his TV shows and cookbooks. I find him creative if  not inventive yet never pretentious and his food is the […]