Elgin Days – Elgin, Ontario

Here is another post in my series about Eastern Ontario towns and community events. This time, I’m in Elgin at Elgin Days. Elgin is situated just off Highway 15 and offers many services. The main street features a post office, pharmacy, video store, grocery store, bank, florist shop, electronics store, hardware store, antique store, restaurant,…

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Thousand Islands Cruise – Rockport, Ontario

Another post in my series about Eastern Ontario towns and events.  It is a known fact that one rarely acts like a tourist in their own locale.  I’m trying to change that by visiting towns and community events in Eastern Ontario. We visited Rockport, on a glorious summer day.  Rockport is in the Thousand Islands…

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Happy Canada Day 150 – Ottawa, Ontario

I visited Ottawa for Canada Day celebrations with Sylvia, daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren.  Spent a couple nights in a local hotel to be closer to the festivities. What a fiasco!  Security was in place like at airports, but the lineups were atrocious!  No toilets . . . no buskers . . . no large screens…

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PoutineFest – Brockville, ON

This post continues my series on towns and events in Eastern Ontario. We visited PoutineFest at Brockville’s Hardy Park.  It was a very sunny day and lots of people enjoyed various types of poutine, other deep-fried delicacies and ice cream.  A Beer Garden is always welcome as well!

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Ribfest – Kemptville, Ontario

As I am now located in Portland, Ontario, Canada, I am starting a new series of blog posts, centred around towns and events in Eastern Ontario.  There are so many! As Canada’s leading child and youth mentoring charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville facilitates life-changing relationships, that inspire and empower children and…

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It’s finally here! New look website!

My website is now live with a new “look and feel”. It has a modern look to it, is more intuitive and features. I hope you will take some time to look around. I would love to hear any comments you may have.

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FujiLove Live 2017 in New York City

I’m in New York City this weekend attending the FujiLove Live event at Bathhouse Studios. I am staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Midtown. Can’t forget to walk across the street to the wine store and pirchase a bottle of Pinot Noir for my hotel room.

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Phuket, Thailand

When we arrived in Phuket, it was overcast and threatening rain. We decided to stay onboard the ship and not venture out onshore. Here are some photos I took from the ship. Our last stop will be Singapore where we will disembark and our cruise will come to a sad end.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon)

The weather today is sunny, with some scattered thunderstorms happening. The temperature is 32C. Colombo’s strategic harbour and rich history as an ancient and colonial trade port make this sophisticated metropolis more than just a gateway to Sri Lanka’s stunning beaches. As the financial capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo’s skyline features modern skyscrapers as well…

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New Mangalore, India

Sunny and 35C! Mangalore is a melting pot of artistic, religious and social influences unlike any other place in Asia. There are 7 different languages spoken on these streets every day. Take a walk and you’re likely to find remnants of Portuguese rule and uncover signs of British conquest. Choose a different route and you…

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