Toronto Forsythia - out now? Soon? Photo: Ontario Pics

What’s Up

I don’t post much about what I do from day-to-day, except for round-ups of each month. I will break the pattern by just posting about what’s up! I am busy planning a trip to Toronto. We’ll be there soon, 5 days/5

Toronto Forsythia - out now? Soon? Photo: Ontario Pics

What’s Up

I don’t post much about what I do from day-to-day, except for round-ups of each month. I will break the pattern by just posting about what’s up! I am busy planning a trip to Toronto. We’ll be there soon, 5 days/5

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My Taxation Situation

Get ready for a long grumble if you talk to anyone in Canada about sales tax! Its visibility on our receipts makes it the brunt of our loudest tax complaining. Since 2008 when the federal Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Photo credit: novinite.com

My Taxation Situation

Get ready for a long grumble if you talk to anyone in Canada about sales tax! Its visibility on our receipts makes it the brunt of our loudest tax complaining. Since 2008 when the federal Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Vicky Lawrence as Mama

Older, Worser

When I was a youngster, I went through a phase of thinking old people were kind of pathetic. Not my grandparents, of course, but all those other old people. Maybe I got this from my Nan, who hated going shopping

Vicky Lawrence as Mama

Older, Worser

When I was a youngster, I went through a phase of thinking old people were kind of pathetic. Not my grandparents, of course, but all those other old people. Maybe I got this from my Nan, who hated going shopping

Yeah, Canada!

What I Liked About March

  First, what I didn’t like about March: 31 more days of winter including a huge snowstorm on the 26th Paying for yet another boiler/furnace repair (have decided to replace it with a heat pump/air exchanger system soon) Lots of

Yeah, Canada!

What I Liked About March

  First, what I didn’t like about March: 31 more days of winter including a huge snowstorm on the 26th Paying for yet another boiler/furnace repair (have decided to replace it with a heat pump/air exchanger system soon) Lots of

Snoopy was created by Charles schultz

READING DOWN THE HOUSE Report #6

I was really happy to have a bookish month! I spent the last week putting up a site on Goodreads. So if you follow the blog mainly for the book posts, you can go there instead! I will continue to

Snoopy was created by Charles schultz

READING DOWN THE HOUSE Report #6

I was really happy to have a bookish month! I spent the last week putting up a site on Goodreads. So if you follow the blog mainly for the book posts, you can go there instead! I will continue to

Ballet Black (Photo: theguardian.com)

Am I Cultured?

  Although I was not born into high culture, there is no question I’ve always aspired to it. Not for the status, but for the knowledge. How would I know if I was a cultured individual? I’d need a checklist

Ballet Black (Photo: theguardian.com)

Am I Cultured?

  Although I was not born into high culture, there is no question I’ve always aspired to it. Not for the status, but for the knowledge. How would I know if I was a cultured individual? I’d need a checklist

Quoth the Raven Nevermore // Photo: Doug Brown, Flickr Creative Commons via Audubon

Never Ever

Sometimes I read blogs about what others are doing and I think, “I will never, ever do that.” Thrill Seeking I will never parachute, bungee jump, go ice climbing or scuba diving, or fly a plane. On the other hand,

Quoth the Raven Nevermore // Photo: Doug Brown, Flickr Creative Commons via Audubon

Never Ever

Sometimes I read blogs about what others are doing and I think, “I will never, ever do that.” Thrill Seeking I will never parachute, bungee jump, go ice climbing or scuba diving, or fly a plane. On the other hand,