The Travel Journal Part II

In 1872, Jules Verne – French novelist, poet and playwright, sent Phileas Fogg, the protagonist of his novel ‘around the world in eighty days’.  Phileas Fogg travelled to win a bet.  People travel or wish to travel for a host of reasons.  Today, in less time, we can embark on our own journey to places […]

The Travelling Journal – Part I

Looking out the grand front windows from our home, I am reminded that I am seeing just a glimpse of the vastness and wonders that lay beyond.  With so many incredible places in which to travel, it is not surprising that our readers’ stories are varied and illuminating.  We will be posting more of these […]

Was It Worth the Wait?

An article ‘Your Life in Numbers’ recently caught my attention.  Apparently, an average human, who lives for 80 years, will spend 26 years sleeping plus an additional 7 years trying to sleep.  We spend 13 years working (not including overtime) and women spend 136 days getting ready as opposed to men who spend a measly […]

Extra, Extra …….. Write All About It – Part II

The travel season is upon us, and we would still love to hear from our readers about any future travel plans. You can also tell us about your favourite holiday destination or an anecdote from your travels. Please click on the comment button below and share the highlights with us in 4-5 sentences. We will […]

Extra, Extra…Write All About it!

The travel season is upon us and we would love to hear from our readers about any travel plans. You can also tell us about your favourite holiday destination or an anecdote from your travels. Please click on the comment button below and share the highlights with us in 4-5 sentences. We will feature it […]

The Love of Reading

“I do not want to just read books; I want to crawl inside them and live there.” (Anonymous) Books have a way of transporting us, the words hidden within their covers have the power to steal time as we become immersed in their stories.  Reading can be an escape from the strife in the world, […]

Wake Up, Rip Van Winkle

Some mornings I really wish I could do a Rip Van Winkle.  The mornings when you open the newspaper (oops! I’ve dated myself) and all you read about is wars, murders, the effects of climate change, unrest in far flung corners of the world and protests – some, right on your doorstep.  Those are the […]

Spring Brings Hope…….

Usually at this time of year, most Ontarians are weary of winter and looking forward to spring. March break is just around the corner and a great deal of people are excited to be taking a trip with their families especially since the pandemic has made travelling very difficult and sometimes impossible, in the past […]

The Shortest Month of the Year

Most parents would balk at the suggestion that they had a favourite among their children.  What a preposterous suggestion!!! Parents love all their children equally.  However, if the months of the year were to be regarded as the dozen children in a family, February would be the one that got the short end of the […]