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Ramblings and Reflections

posted Saturday, May 25, 2019

by: in Boomers

I think that sweet little old ladies should be able to gripe occasionally. So here goes! If I hear one more person say that something is “to die for” (such ‘that apple pie is to die for’ or ‘that purple dress is to die for’) I think I will scream.  Really? You would be willing […]

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Is it climate change? April showers brought flooding, but soon May flowers will be sprouting

posted Tuesday, May 7, 2019

by: in Boomers

April was a very wet month here in Ontario.  I hope that means there are going to be lots of flowers in May.  The grass is turning green so there is a bit of colour, and when we add the early flowers to that the colours should brighten our spirits. There sure has been a […]

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March – Cruising Through Winter, Weather Dogs, Bus Cancellations, and Saint David’s Day

posted Wednesday, March 20, 2019

by: in Boomers

I’m not very happy with the weather gods! We’ve had enough winter with its cold and snow and ice. When March arrives, we should be thinking of crocus and tulips and daffodils. In the middle of February, I went on my first Caribbean cruise in about ten years so I missed a couple weeks of […]

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Technology Then and Now

posted Monday, January 28, 2019

by: in Boomers

As I add on the years and become less nimble, I find that I need to be quicker on my feet as I dodge people who are more interested in looking at their phones than where they are going.  Is their left hand going to mutate so that it is permanently bent to better fit […]

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Enjoying The Traditions of Fall

posted Friday, November 2, 2018

by: in Boomers

Fall presents us with many different faces so that we don’t have to think about what the following months will bring.   It comes in with the beginning of the glorious colours that we look forward to each year.  By the end of the month many of the trees are clothed in only fall colours.  At […]

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September ‘Daze’

posted Wednesday, September 26, 2018

by: in Boomers

Having gone back to school at the beginning of September after somewhere in the neighbourhood of fifty years, there is a certain nostalgia as I see school buses through my kitchen window on the first day back at school.  There is something special about a brand new sharpener, pencils, and pencil crayons.  Aren’t new notebooks […]

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Memories of Summers Past

posted Sunday, September 2, 2018

by: in Boomers

Everyone has to admit that August is always a great month. The sun is still high in the sky long after supper. The weather is usually pretty good. And a lot of great people were born in August! If you were lucky enough to be born on the 15th, you share your birthday with Napoleon […]

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Summer Colours

posted Monday, August 13, 2018

by: in Boomers

July is a great month for kids. There are two endless months stretching out before them. In England the summer holidays were six weeks. After my first year of school in Canada I thought that summer was going to last forever. It didn’t, but the two months ahead were always a great thing to look […]

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Summer Memories

posted Tuesday, July 31, 2018

by: in Boomers

We anticipate the arrival of summer, often wondering what sort of weather it will present us with. After a cold dark winter, we look forward to some heat and sunshine. We also watch our flowers as they begin to bloom with all the amazing colour nature offers us. We are ready to do lots of […]

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The origins of Victorian Tea, and how to enjoy the tradition today

posted Thursday, June 14, 2018

by: in Boomers

I guess I’m writing this for the ladies. A delightful way to entertain a few friends for lunch is a Victorian or afternoon tea. If you are part of the baby boomers, like me, you probably have china cups and possibly fancy plates. It’s a chance to dust them off and to spend a great […]

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