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Gifts for Father's Day

10 Fun Gifts For Father’s Day

This year, my husband is celebrating Father’s Day for the first time. He keeps talking about how getting a good night’s sleep would be an amazing thing. I’ll strive to give him the gift of peace and relaxation for at least a day. However, I’m also considering what to get my Dad and Father-in-law and so I’ve been pulled together ...

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Trails along Highway 60 in Algonquin Park

Trails along Highway 60 in Algonquin Park

In early Spring, the trails along Highway 60 in Algonquin Park are a magical place in the early morning. With few hikers on the trails, you can stop, take a breath and listen to bird songs. Waking up very early on the Saturday of Victoria Day long weekend, my husband and I drove three hours from Burlington to experience the ...

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Scents that trigger fond memories - whisky in a rocks glass.

Scents that trigger fond memories

Ever have a moment where you smell something and a nice memory pops into your mind? There are scents that trigger fond memories and make people happy – our brain records what we are sensing when we are feeling happy. I won’t go into all the scientific details but what we need to know is that the olfactory nerve (by ...

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hiking at Dundas Valley Conservation ARea

Winter hiking at Dundas Valley Conservation Area

There was just a dusting of snow on the ground – more in some places than others. Snow makes everything look a bit more magical, but even with very little of it, our first time winter hiking at Dundas Valley Conservation Area, just outside of Hamilton, Ontario were absolutely enchanting. We had never visited this conservation area in the past, ...

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