Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: A Hot, Noisy, Bustling City

AFRICA! We were finally on our way to Africa. After years of putting this trip aside because of the high cost, we were on our way to experience the trip we both had on our bucket list of many years. AFRICA MAP Flying to Africa Just in case you’re planning… Continue reading

Amsterdam: Chocolate, Bicycles and Canals

  Our plane left Canada late because they had to put air in the tires. Hmph, I chuckled to myself, ‘I thought we were flying, not driving’. As long as we were leaving the frigid cold of a Canadian winter, either mode would be excellent.   On our way to… Continue reading

BOOK RELEASE: “Tell Us Another Story, Grandma”

Announcing the release of my new book, “TELL US ANOTHER STORY, GRANDMA”. You can find it on Amazon.   This book shares true stories about growing up on the farm on the Canadian Prairies.   Bored? These days, we are all at home a lot more…   If you’re getting a… Continue reading

Amazing Gifts That Cost Almost Nothing

  Tis the season to BUY, BUY, BUY. But what if you could GIVE, GIVE, GIVE for pennies? Maybe this year you’re a little light on cash, or you are just tired of the commercialization of Christmas. You’re ready to find inexpensive gifts that are both practical and special.  … Continue reading

NL: Quidi Vidi, Signal Hill & Trapper John’s

Quidi Vidi Brewery   Quidi Vidi – the name alone was intriguing. We had to find out more. On our third day in Newfoundland, we took a taxi ($10 taxi each way) a few miles out of St. John’s to Quidi Vidi Brewery.    It’s not that the Quidi Vidi… Continue reading