Pizza at Lombardi's (first pizzeria in the USA)

First Timer in NYC

I’m just back from my first trip to New York City. I know lots of people who say they will never go to New York because they don’t like cities, they don’t like crowds, it’s too expensive, or there’s too much crime.

Pizza at Lombardi's (first pizzeria in the USA)

First Timer in NYC

I’m just back from my first trip to New York City. I know lots of people who say they will never go to New York because they don’t like cities, they don’t like crowds, it’s too expensive, or there’s too much crime.

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Away in New York

Luxurious brunch today at Candle79. Just saw the original Winnie-the-Pooh stuffed toys here at New York Public Library. Next: Japanese book store and Times Square!

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Away in New York

Luxurious brunch today at Candle79. Just saw the original Winnie-the-Pooh stuffed toys here at New York Public Library. Next: Japanese book store and Times Square!

(Photo via sarahbowling.me, original source unknown)

Time to Myself

How much time do you get to yourself? Depends what counts as free time: Not working Not getting ready for work or commuting Not studying Not looking after children Not looking after elders Not making or keeping medical appointments Not

(Photo via sarahbowling.me, original source unknown)

Time to Myself

How much time do you get to yourself? Depends what counts as free time: Not working Not getting ready for work or commuting Not studying Not looking after children Not looking after elders Not making or keeping medical appointments Not

If you are not afraid of my black cat, you should be - she will bite and scratch!

Very Superstitious

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada! It is one of my favourite weekends of the year. Today I was thinking about superstitions – when I first heard about them, and how they’ve affected me. I expect my very first exposure was through traditional

If you are not afraid of my black cat, you should be - she will bite and scratch!

Very Superstitious

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada! It is one of my favourite weekends of the year. Today I was thinking about superstitions – when I first heard about them, and how they’ve affected me. I expect my very first exposure was through traditional

Anyone else feel like this at the grocery store? (Photo: express.co.uk)

Grocery Grudges

I am not quick to anger. But this weekend’s grocery shopping pressed all my grouchy buttons. First of all, when I was paying for a grocery order, the person behind me kept encroaching until their shopping cart hit the back

Anyone else feel like this at the grocery store? (Photo: express.co.uk)

Grocery Grudges

I am not quick to anger. But this weekend’s grocery shopping pressed all my grouchy buttons. First of all, when I was paying for a grocery order, the person behind me kept encroaching until their shopping cart hit the back

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Clothing Imbalance

Last winter I posted that I was bored with my winter wardrobe and it needed a big boost. The best time to buy would have been last year’s end-of-winter sales, but I couldn’t bear to think about chunky sweaters when

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Clothing Imbalance

Last winter I posted that I was bored with my winter wardrobe and it needed a big boost. The best time to buy would have been last year’s end-of-winter sales, but I couldn’t bear to think about chunky sweaters when

Sebastian, Aloysius and Charles from Brideshead (1981)

What I Liked About September

Hey, September! It was a good one. I will be brief about what I didn’t like: Didn’t get roller skating this summer at all –  I don’t work near the Speed Skating Oval any more. The sidewalks in my neighbourhood

Sebastian, Aloysius and Charles from Brideshead (1981)

What I Liked About September

Hey, September! It was a good one. I will be brief about what I didn’t like: Didn’t get roller skating this summer at all –  I don’t work near the Speed Skating Oval any more. The sidewalks in my neighbourhood