Browsing the archives for the The Outside World category

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

I may only be about 1/4 Irish, but I can still spread some green cheer. One piece of advice, avoid the green beer and stick to the gold-covered chocolate instead. St. Patrick would have preferred that.

Miniature Wonderland

With Christmas coming, even the biggest curmudgeon can find themselves delighted by toys. Personally, I love miniature things (I dream of having my own little dollhouse one day), so this video of the Minatur Wunderland in Germany absolutely enchanted me. I hope it brings you some joy too.

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Visiting Las Vegas

Last month the husband and I managed to escape to Las Vegas for a much needed, if somewhat short, holiday. We stayed in a fabulous room at the Cosmopolitan, ate some great food, and saw a wonderful show. Even though the view from our room was amazing… … that really wasn’t the best part. If […]

Slowing Down to a Snail’s Pace

I’m not the most relaxed person in the world. I like to get things done rather than doddle along. I don’t spend a lot of time standing around thinking about how to do something, nor do I stop to smell the roses along the way. I want my errands done and all my tasks taken […]

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Protests, Earthqaukes, Weddings and More

Well, it sure has been an exciting year so far, hasn’t it? Protests in the Middle East, an earthquake New Zealand and another one in Japan that has nearly lead to a serious nuclear event, more protest in the Middle East, the royal wedding in Britain, the death of Osama bin Laden (that means terrorism […]

Spring Snow

The snow we had on Wednesday is still around, but it is melting fast. I can’t shake the feeling, though, that it is January or February. When I look out the window, I see winter, not spring. However, if you look closely, there are some reminders that spring is well and truly here.

Good-bye Dame Elizabeth

Earlier today a Hollywood icon passed away. Dame Elizabeth Taylor, a true movie star, died at the age of 79. She was, at one time, considered the world’s most beautiful woman, a title I believe she completely deserved. Ms. Taylor lead a remarkable life, staring in her first film at nine. She continued to act, […]

Happy Valentine’s Day

Gong Hei Fat Choi!

Happy Chinese New Year!

Snowy Day

I love snow. Really, I do. And today, finally, Toronto is getting its first big taste of the white stuff. As much as I hate to spout clichés, I love how snow makes the world look pure and new. Everything is given a soft, padded look, and we can forget for a little while just […]