Take off, eh?

Ahhhhhh … I can feel it now … there’s something about the takeoff of a plane that is both exhilarating and calming for me. I LOVE IT! The whirlwind of the past month will slowly dissipate at I settle into my seat on our flight to Zurich, Switzerland, later this afternoon. I’ve felt a touchContinue reading “Take off, eh?”

International Women’s Day 2014

Every year a powerful theme drives the goals for the year of the International Women’s Day. 2014 Theme: INSPIRING CHANGE From the IWD Home Page ~”Women’s equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiringContinue reading “International Women’s Day 2014”


It’s that time of year again! The fabulous August McLaughlin, had an idea three years ago that continues to blossom … just like a woman! It’s the Beauty of a Woman BlogFest. Everyone who joins in the celebration, blogs on the same day about aspects of beauty we women share. All the links are onContinue reading “BEAUTY OF A WOMAN 2014~Hear us ROAR!”

I’m late! I’m late!

I’m feeling a bit like the White Rabbit in Alice In Wonderland today! Tomorrow it will be a week since we arrived home from France but it feels like that happened yesterday. I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. I feel terrible that I completely missed the International Day of The Girl, butContinue reading “I’m late! I’m late!”

Alice Munro ~ 2013 Nobel Prize winner for literature

Canadians are celebrating not only Thanksgiving this weekend (my favourite holiday!) but also this week’s exciting announcement that Alice Munro has been named the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize for literature.  Bravo! Perhaps Canada’s best known author at this time, she has kept the bar raised on the art of short-story writing for severalContinue reading “Alice Munro ~ 2013 Nobel Prize winner for literature”

Mission accomplished!

With reference to my last post about making choices, missing golf, and other assorted moans, it took me all week but I got the job done! Clearing the mountain of paper, books, files and assorted flotsam and jetsam off my desk took longer than I expected. Sorting through the piles (which resulted in several “SoContinue reading “Mission accomplished!”

Choices …

I should be golfing today.  Tuesday morning golf is just for the women members at my club and I try to participate as much as possible.  It’s an opportunity to mingle with a truly lovely group of women of all ages, get to know them better, and work on my game which, ahem, can certainlyContinue reading “Choices …”

CBBH Photo Challenge: Ancient & Modern

You know how I love photo challenges! When I saw this month’s topic on the CBBH Photo Challenge on Marianne’s East of Malaga blog, I knew precisely which photos I wanted to use.  In all of our travels, nowhere was the contrast between ancient and modern more vivid to me than in Rome.  With the blinkContinue reading “CBBH Photo Challenge: Ancient & Modern”

Monday … how’s it going for you?

Happy Monday everyone! I returned to Toronto from Atlanta last evening, after a two-hour delay during which the forces of nature presented a spectacular thunder and lightning/son et lumière exhibition, viewed through the massive windows of the airport terminal. The RWA2013 National Conference which I attended for 5 days was a fine experience in everyContinue reading “Monday … how’s it going for you?”

Time to celebrate!

If it’s Friday, it must be France … Let’s start with this typical Provençal church bell to ring out the news … It’s time to announce the lucky winners from the contest a few weeks ago for the giveaway editions of The Promise of Provence! We made the draw on March 31st as promised usingContinue reading “Time to celebrate!”