Gift ideas for Valentine's Day

Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Flower shops are always extremely busy in the lead up to Valentine’s Day, preparing bouquets of red roses. Restaurant reservations are booked up and movie theatres are always full. In the days leading up to this special day, people are walking hand-in-hand, stealing an occasional kiss. They’re also looking for unique gift ideas for Valentine’s Day that show their significant other ...

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Visiting Cuba for the First time

Visiting Cuba for the first time – two Baby Boomers go exploring

When my brother and I surprised our parents with a Christmas gift of a trip to Varadero, Cuba in January, there was some encouragement needed at first. Visiting Cuba for the first time was something scary and exciting. Despite many trend reports about globetrotting Baby Boomers, not all in this demographic travel on a regular basis. For many years my parents (ages 59 ...

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Erindale Park

Winter hiking at Erindale Park, Mississauga

After several weeks of gloomy winter days, snowfall and feeling Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), on a chilly January day in 2011, we decided we needed to do some winter hiking at Erindale Park. SAD can be very disruptive to daily life. I was feeling the effects of it, combined with work stresses.Heading into nature always helps me balance my life, ...

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winter wonderland

Winter wonderland!

On a chilly January night, I was watching a news report on The Weather Network about a recent snowfall in Toronto and surrounding region had finally received. The reporter was asking people in downtown Oakville, Ontario about their thoughts of the snow. They were loving the winter wonderland that was blanketing southern Ontario. Everybody who was interviewed in the segment ...

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