Tag Archives: Canada

Memory lane


I really admire my husband for his ability to shake off jet lag like it was a pesky fly hit with a fly swatter. Whilst he snored, I entertained Coco who seemed to be in the same time zone as me and … Continue reading

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Oh! Canada


We’re here! It’s fresh, it’s clean and it’s home. We’ve already had butter tarts, maple donuts, fresh strawberries and BBQ and there’s plenty more to come. We rented a cottage near the vineyards surrounding the historical town of Niagara-on-the-lake. We were … Continue reading

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Canada here we come!


Start stocking up on maple fudge and hamburgers because hubby and I are coming to Canada! As usual, my husband was ‘fence sitting’ and decided a bit late in the season that he wanted to come to Canada this summer. … Continue reading

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Bah humbug and a Wii bit of fun


For the past 9 years I avoided spending the holidays with my family in Canada. Like everyone else, my family has its share of dysfunction, but the problem was really me. Over the years I developed the attitude that Christmas was … Continue reading

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What was I thinking?


December 11, 2009: Genoa, Italy –  Sunny 15C Toronto, Canada  –  Snowing, -5C December 21st I will be in Canada, but first I have the priviledge of sailing in the Caribbean for 5 days with my husband. I will be … Continue reading

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Expat life-Pro’s and Con’s


What I miss about Canada: My family My friends Mini-marshmallows English TV Enormous Bookstores 24 hour shopping Reasonably  priced anything! Walmart Tim Horton’s steeped tea and maple donuts What I love about Italy: The sea The mountains The food The … Continue reading

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Wear gloves? What???


It’s nearing the end of October already and today the weather was sunny and 15C. In Genova, this is considered cold! Now I have to admit that I have been living in the warmer climates for quite a few years … Continue reading

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