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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

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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

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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

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MY TRIP TO MORELIA


MY TRIP TO MORELIA My trip to the city of Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico In the last couple of days, the Boeing 737 Max – 8 was grounded pretty much everywhere, after the same plane type fell out of the sky … Continue reading

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MORELIA, ITS COLONIAL HISTORY


MORELIA – ITS COLONIAL HISTORY   This blog post is dedicated to the Indigenous population of Mexico. One cannot admire the city without reminding oneself of all the lives destroyed during its rise to fame. The Mexican city of Morelia … Continue reading

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DIA DE LA CRUZ


DIA DE LA CRUZ Dia de la Cruz is a holiday for the Mexicans in which they celebrate the construction workers with a ritual that has been going on literally for centuries. There are a lot of myths about the … Continue reading

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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

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ISLA DE MESCALA


  ISLA DE MESCALA   The article below is taken from the website The Informer, with my own photographs added, taken last week on the island.  I am placing a copy of the article here, as the research is better … Continue reading

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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

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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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