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Monday Morning Musing #24 – Remembering the veterans… and our beloved Sarah

    A special experience flooded back this Remembrance Day as we attended the local service in our town. It was extremely respectful and soulful as wreathes and speeches, bagpipes, a bugle and a choir, all marked the poignant occasion. It reminded me of the opportunity in England this spring to pay respect to my… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #24 – Remembering the veterans… and our beloved Sarah

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Monday Morning Musing #23 – In the morning I return to Italy

A few weeks ago Terry Anne and I shared an Airbnb in Pisa for a night. In the morning we wanted coffee and were dismayed to see there was no coffee machine. All that our hosts had provided was a measly espresso pot. “How on earth does that thing work?” Terry Anne asked, the sound… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #23 – In the morning I return to Italy

Transition, Travel

Monday Morning Musings #22 – Looking forward… learning to weave two lives

My return to Canada, about two weeks ago, came at a difficult time. There has been a tremendously sad and untimely death in my extended family... one that impacted us all deeply. As we gathered to support our loved ones, it struck us that such occasions gave the thinnest of a silver lining, the opportunity… Continue reading Monday Morning Musings #22 – Looking forward… learning to weave two lives

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Monday Morning Musings #21 – Am I an Idiot?

I thought it might be fun; get me out of myself. And so, when I had the chance to host the daughter of my good friend, Geraldine, when she visited The Hague to perform her one woman show, Le Foulard, I grabbed it with both hands. Two weeks on and I wonder whether I will… Continue reading Monday Morning Musings #21 – Am I an Idiot?

Travel

Monday Morning Musings #20 – For the love of luggage, and a certain ‘porter’

This past month, while away on a month-long trip through Italy and Slovenia, a dear friend messaged me. “How is it that you have so many clothes with you? Following your social media pics, it seems you always have the right thing to wear," Gillian wrote. "A friend and I have a question – do… Continue reading Monday Morning Musings #20 – For the love of luggage, and a certain ‘porter’