Author: Linda Calder

A Touch of Spring – The Mythical Month of March

posted Tuesday, March 30, 2021

by: in Boomers

March is a kind of funny month. Most years winter isn’t over yet, but it’s the month when spring begins. This year we have had some cold, but a lot of mild weather as well. It teases us with a touch of warmth, but always the chance of some more cold and snow. In 1975 […]

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Canadian Eh? Food and drink delicacies that originated in our nation

posted Friday, March 5, 2021

by: in Boomers

In Canada we are blessed with a wonderful array of food. Thanks to immigration, food can take us on a journey around the world, however there are many foods that are probably only available in Canada, or at least originated here. One of the most famous is poutine. Basically, it is French fries with some […]

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Spring Is On The Horizon – It’s A Time To Be Hopeful

posted Thursday, January 28, 2021

by: in Boomers

Here we are starting the third decade of the 21st century. On December 31, 2019 we were told about COVID 19. At that time it didn’t seem to be earth shattering. Little did we know as 2020 began, we weren’t aware of what was about to descend on us. We later found out, and by […]

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Memories of Christmas Past

posted Friday, December 18, 2020

by: in Boomers

Here we are in the last month of what has been a very interesting year. We have become familiar with social distancing, lockdowns, masks, different colours for stages of how areas are doing, and daily updates on COVID-19’s spread. This a lot of things we wish we hadn’t become familiar with, but there is a […]

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COVID fatigue, celebrating Christmas differently, and a sweet holiday treat recipe

posted Wednesday, December 2, 2020

by: in Boomers

I hope everyone is still managing to stay sane during this COVID-19 thing. It has been a long time since it started, and we can expect a few more months at least before we see any degree of normalcy. Even my computer felt the effects of COVID. When I did a Blog for Remembrance Day, […]

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October – Thanksgiving, Halloween, and preparing for winter

posted Tuesday, October 27, 2020

by: in Boomers

After Christmas, Thanksgiving is one of the main holidays for many Canadians. Many of us managed to celebrate Thanksgiving in some way, but in a different way to other years.  After a summer of holidays and school staring up, in other years, Thanksgiving is a chance to sit down and take a deep breath. Things […]

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Fall Is Here – back to school, farmer’s markets, and changing colours

posted Tuesday, October 6, 2020

by: in Boomers

October is the beginning of the last quarter of the year. So far, this year has been different to anything we have seen. Rumblings in January about a new virus in China, but the government didn’t seem to be concerned so why should we? By February, we knew that something bad was going around, but […]

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Summer, Please Stay Longer

posted Saturday, September 19, 2020

by: in Boomers

The months seem to just fly by. It seems like August just started and we are now well on the way toward the end of September. We had a small family gathering to celebrate my birthday, and did ribs on my almost new smoker. They were wonderful, so nice and tender. I also did my […]

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Mid Summer Thoughts – Dining Inside, August Fun, Shared Recipes

posted Friday, July 31, 2020

by: in Boomers

So where did July go? We just had Canada Day and now we’re into August and the home stretch of summer. Things are looking up a bit with COVID19. Things are slowly opening up in Durham Region. For a month or so we have been able to get haircuts among other things. Stores are open. […]

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This and That – COVID Continues, BLM Thoughts, Canada Celebrates

posted Sunday, July 5, 2020

by: in Boomers

COVID 19 has still been dominating our lives and the news.  Every day there are updates on the number of cases and deaths.  The slow opening of beaches, parks and patios has been big news.  We still have to do our social distancing. It seems that on some patios, people are moving from table to […]

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