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Suburban Tourist becomes plural – officially

You may have noticed a little hiatus when it came to blog posts recently. For those who are friends, family and following this blog on Twitter and Facebook, you know the reason why. Suburban Tourist Margaret (that’s me!) has married Outdoor Adventurer Frank. And so, we are officially now suburban tourists, living in Burlington, Ontario (for the time being) and ...

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Polish Easter Basket contents

Polish Easter Basket Blessing

If you happen to drive by a Polish church during Easter weekend, you may see much activity. The traditional blessing of the Polish Easter Basket happens on the Saturday before Easter Sunday, when foods are blessed with holy water. Ever since I received my driver’s license, I’ve been driving over to the local Polish church to get the family’s Easter ...

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Family Day

Family Day: Memories of family days of my youth

I owe my parents a big thank you for the many great memories of “family days” of my youth. I’m sure there are many others out there who also thank their parents for the same. Before Family Day became a provincial holiday in Ontario, spending time with parents and siblings was something that just happened on a regular basis. Activities ...

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Winter Arrives in Toronto

Winter arrives in Toronto

Winter arrives in Toronto: temperatures below 0 C. Check. Snow on trees and the ground. Check. Crazy drivers who don’t slow down soon enough at intersections. Check. Despite the craziness that is the first “big” (i.e. 2 cm+) snowfall in Toronto, I’m happy to see winter in all its chilliness finally arrive in this part of Canada. I was missing ...

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