Category Archives: Green living

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

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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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HAPPY NEW YEAR IN AJIJIC, MEXICO


  HAPPY NEW YEAR IN AJIJI, MEXICO   To all readers, I wish you a Happy 2018. Another year has started. For me, it is the last year before I’ll hit the septuagenarian age. Right now I am sitting on … 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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THE LAST FORTNIGHT OF A WORKING LIFE


The last Fortnight of a working life One can only spend so much time listening to the radio with headphones on, reading emails, soliciting work from colleagues, and trying to come up with something to do, before boredom sets in. … 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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NEWBIE AT STRATA LIVING IN SUMMER


NEWBIE AT STRATA LIVING IN SUMMER Thanks for all those who responded to my cry for feedback on the Strata swimming pool abuse by so-called guests. Although I knew I have rights as a Strata owner, I am not always … Continue reading

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HERE COME THE DUTCH!


HERE COME THE DUTCH! On Saturday a week ago I happened to watch an update on the Olympic Games with speed skating going on. I heard that the Dutch team won 24 medals, 23 in speed skating. They apparently won … Continue reading

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Vacation in the DORDOGNE, FRANCE


A few years back on a trip to the Netherlands, I also made a side trip to France, and saw the Dordogne, the river, and the Lot, also a river. Friends of mine have a so-called Gite, a vacation house … 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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