Category Archives: apartment and condo living; smoking

A WALK THROUGH AMSTERDAM 2


A WALK THROUGH AMSTERDAM 2: The Baarsjes and Admiralenbuurt. Two senior sisters who have not lived together for many decades do not always smoothly get along, so when I needed a break during my fortnight at my sister’s home, I had … Continue reading

Posted in apartment and condo living; smoking, architecture, Dealing with aging and dating, Diversity issues, environment, EU, Exercise; old age; aging gracefully; yoga practice ; wholesome life, Gardens, Global immigration, High-density living, Kelowna event, Murals, restoration of old buildings, Strata Living, the Netherlands, tourism, travel, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A WALK THROUGH OLD-WEST AMSTERDAM


A WALK THROUGH AMSTERDAM In my sister’s neighbourhood, things change all the time. I notice the difference between my visits to Amsterdam every two years, when my family gets together around the birthdate of my mother, who passed away more … Continue reading

Posted in abbott street, flower beds, frequent intervals, racing bikes, and dutch ladies., apartment and condo living; smoking, architecture, Blog Hop, Dealing with aging and dating, Diversity issues, environment, EU, Exercise; old age; aging gracefully; yoga practice ; wholesome life, Gardens, Global immigration, Green living, High-density living, Immigration, International politics, Strata Living, the Netherlands, travel, Trump, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A PREDICTABLE CONFRONTATION


A PREDICTABLE CONFRONTATION The new Rowcliffe Park is open at 6 am till 11 pm. I have planted the garlic and watered my five-by-eight-foot garden this morning by seven-thirty on this beautiful Sunday morning, with only one other gardener working in … Continue reading

Posted in abbott street, flower beds, frequent intervals, racing bikes, and dutch ladies., apartment and condo living; smoking, Dealing with aging and dating, dogs, environment, Exercise; old age; aging gracefully; yoga practice ; wholesome life, Gardens, Green living, growing your own veggies., High-density living, Kelowna event, Mixed gardening, Pubic Relations, The truth, Uncategorized, war and resistance, White male privilege, women's issues; torture of women | Leave a comment

MY EXPERIMENT IN HIGH DENSITY LIVING


MY EXPERIMENT IN HIGH-DENSITY LIVING The trend for developers (also encouraged by town councils) is to build more high-density structures and encourage living inside city centres to accommodate the residential growth, instead of sprawling out into the suburbs. The benefits … Continue reading

Posted in apartment and condo living; smoking, architecture, Babyboomer, Dealing with aging and dating, environment, Exercise; old age; aging gracefully; yoga practice ; wholesome life, Gardens, Global immigration, Green living, growing your own veggies., High-density living, Kelowna event, Mental health, Mixed gardening, Pubic Relations, Retirement, single women, Smoking, Strata Living, the Netherlands, travel, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

RETURNING TO MY NORTHERN COUNTRY


RETURNING TO MY NORTHERN COUNTRY After having spent about six months in Mexico, I hoped it wouldn’t be as cold in my province as it had been last year in April on my arrival. This time, I came back a … Continue reading

Posted in abbott street, flower beds, frequent intervals, racing bikes, and dutch ladies., apartment and condo living; smoking, Babyboomer, Dealing with aging and dating, Diversity issues, dogs, Exercise; old age; aging gracefully; yoga practice ; wholesome life, Gardens, Global immigration, Green living, Immigration, Kelowna event, memoir writing, Mexican life, Relocation to mexico, Retirement, Strata Living, travel, Uncategorized, world issues | 3 Comments

MEXICAN STYLE PATIO


MEXICAN STYLE PATIO My friend lives in the cutest casa and she is a master in decorating Mexican style and gardening;  I just had to take photos of her work.  With her permission, I post them here. Her companion is Jezebel. … Continue reading

Posted in apartment and condo living; smoking, architecture, Babyboomer, Dealing with aging and dating, dogs, Exercise; old age; aging gracefully; yoga practice ; wholesome life, Gardens, Global immigration, Green living, Immigration, Mental health, Mexican life, Mixed gardening, Relocation to mexico, Retirement, single women, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

IN MY STRATA, THE SMOKERS HAVE IT.


IN MY STRATA THE SMOKERS HAVE IT.   At last night’s AGM, the last item on the agenda was a proposal for a bylaw to restrict smoking. The current restriction established by BC Health – already in place – states … Continue reading

Posted in apartment and condo living; smoking, architecture, Babyboomer, Dealing with aging and dating, drug use., Exercise; old age; aging gracefully; yoga practice ; wholesome life, Green living, Kelowna event, latest news items, Mental health, Retirement, Smoking, Strata Living, Uncategorized, war on drugs | Leave a comment

FIRST YEAR OF RETIREMENT


FIRST YEAR OF RETIREMENT Everybody from work I bump into asks how I am liking retirement. The short answer is that I love it. What’s not to like? Getting up at your leisure, enjoying your first coffee of the day … Continue reading

Posted in apartment and condo living; smoking, architecture, Babyboomer, Dealing with aging and dating, Diversity issues, Exercise; old age; aging gracefully; yoga practice ; wholesome life, Global immigration, International politics, Mental health, Mexican life, Relocation to mexico, Retirement, single women, travel, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

READY TO KILL YOUR NEIGHBOUR? Strata No-Smoking Policies


  In strata complexes all around the nation a battle is going on to make strata buildings smoke free. Stratas are considered private residences, as opposed to public buildings, which house businesses or government services. Neighbours are not talking to … Continue reading

Posted in apartment and condo living; smoking, architecture, Babyboomer, Diversity issues, drug use., Exercise; old age; aging gracefully; yoga practice ; wholesome life, Green living, Kelowna event, latest news items, Retirement, Strata Living, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

SMOKING and Strata Life


SMOKING AND STRATA LIFE Last week’s newspaper called it the last frontier: smoking in strata and apartment buildings. My home is my castle. Or is it? Do I get to smoke in my own home where and when I want … Continue reading

Posted in apartment and condo living; smoking | Leave a comment