I attended a show given by a world-renown violinist (a prodigy, really) in a small theatre. Toward the end of the show, she surprised us all saying she had received a special request. It turned out the request was from a young man who wanted to propose a betrothal to his girlfriend. They were seated… Continue reading Romanticism is not Dead
Resilience is like a muscle. The more you exert it, the stronger it gets. How do you develop your resilience muscle? You face hardship repeatedly and press on. You deal with the unpleasant news you get, you find any speck of positive stuff there is - even if you have to dig for it -… Continue reading Rolling With The Punches
I have been telling people so for over a decade... Hibernation from December to late February should be mandatory for mothers. Just think about it... A few months to catch up on sleep and to lose weight without doing anything and on top of that, it would make winter much shorter! What's not to like… Continue reading Hibernation – Where Do I Sign Up?
Today was Remembrance Day in Canada. It honours the WWII army veterans, those who fought for freedom, those who died at war. I suspect part of the celebration is also to remind us how senseless war is, how devastating the loss of love ones is, and that every effort must be made to avoid another… Continue reading Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day
Last night, I completed an ambitious project on which I worked for close to two years. When I typed "The End", I thought I would feel a sense accomplishment, a joy to have completed such an ambitious endeavour. Well, I was glad - of course - but the overwhelming urge to celebrate and wake up… Continue reading The End… is Only a Beginning
This is Halloween night where I live. A friend and I decided to go out to do something different. We don't do the bar scene so we decided to give it a shot. We arrived early at the bar and got ourselves drinks. The "mixologist" came to get our orders and we each got something… Continue reading Like a Fish Out of Water
#1 In my neck of the woods, a forecast of 19 C and 20 C for a 21st ad 22nd of October is highly exceptional. Usually, by this time, the mercury hovers in the positive one digit temperature, the car heater is on in the morning and a light scarf is sometimes necessary. I went… Continue reading Three Rare Occurrences
Powerlessness leave parents heart-broken.
Contrarily to our American friends, Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in October, nearly a month and a half before they do. Thanksgiving Day ends up on the second Monday of October so, this year, it falls on October 9th. What happens? It is a statutory holiday so nobody works and those who do are paid double. Mostly, this… Continue reading Thanksgiving Day
A huge segment of historical romance novels : the Scottish Highlanders. Have you seen Outlander?