Category Archives: architecture

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

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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

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Chateau De Fenelon, Dordogne


Please, would you rate this post at the top? It might get some attention from the WordPress web master that way and be reposted as Freshly Pressed. As promised last week, the photos of the CHATEAU DE FENELON are below. … Continue reading

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FRANCE – LOT – A TRUE FRENCH VACATION


The regions of the LOT and the DORDOGNE are truly the heart of France, with the delicacies such as truffles and goose pate world famous, although somewhat controversial in the case of pate de foie gras. The small medieval villages … Continue reading

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Review of LUIS ALBERTO URREA’s: HUMMINGBIRD’S DAUGHTER


  Review of THE HUMMINGBIRD’S DAUGHTER by Luis Alberto Urrea.   This novel was recommended to me by a ferocious reader of Canadian Indigenous heritage. She knows that I am very interested in indigenous cultures and history and that I … Continue reading

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MARRIAGE–Differences between Quebec and British Columbia


The differences between British Columbia and Quebec   A few posts back I wrote about Quebec couples who are not obliged to share in their wealth, if a couple was not married and they break up. Only official marriage guaranteed … Continue reading

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MONTREAL’s NEW MAYOR


Montreal Mayor Applebaum Montreal city councillors elected their temporary mayor, to replace Tremblay who had to resign, due to suspicions of being involved in the corruption scandal that rocks Quebec. Michael Applebaum will fill the vacancy for one year, until … Continue reading

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San Francisco as you might not have seen it before


In 2011 I made a trip to see my friend, who was visiting her husband in San Francisco. This couple has an ingenious and original kind of marriage: they both live in separate cities, no, countries, but manage to get together frequently enough to … Continue reading

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