Tag Archives: travel

The OTHER end of my foodie spectrum!

“It’s in the Palais Coburg…it’s supposed to be right here,” says my husband, looking around with map in hand.  We’re in a quiet, non-commercial part of Vienna, with few people on the street in the early evening.  The only place … Continue reading

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So we got on bikes and saw things from a different perspective…

The Netherlands is famous the world over for its cycling citizens.  It is very cycling oriented.  Slim, fit-looking 60 and 70 year olds on bikes is a common sight that my husband is not always graciously yielding to.   Don’t get … Continue reading

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The Netherlands are peaceful…except for traveling Canadians…

  The Netherlands is beautiful.  The reality of the countryside painted by the Dutch Masters is as peaceful and bucolic as their paintings suggest.  To be in the Dutch countryside is rural.  For a North American this is a rare … Continue reading

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Warning: Coffee is an Addictive Substance that Can Affect Your Marriage

  In my native habitat, I am aware I spend too much money on café Americano mistos out of paper cups.  If the first step to “recovery” is awareness then I am aware.  I have been, however, extremely unmotivated to … Continue reading

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A Recipe for Comfort Food: Dutch/Italian Style

This is a rainy day, two people out of three maybe coming down with a virus, kid-friendly comfort food dish.  Or so I thought.  A spaghetti sauce bottom is topped with a baked rotini and aged Gouda cheese topping.  This … Continue reading

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Two cell phones, one ipad, one tablet, three kindles, three ipods, a nintendo 3DS, and three lap top computers versus one husband.

Oh boy, there’s nothing like three days of single parenting in a foreign city where I don’t speak the language to erase all thoughts of early morning meditation!  I have a renewed appreciation for my husband and the skill set … Continue reading

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Top Ten Ways I Know I’m Going on a Long Trip…

…my anxiety level is in charge of me instead of the other way around and I realize one way to deal with it is through humour. All notion of serving “food groups” (you know, fruits and veggies, grains, protein…) to … Continue reading

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What this is, what it’s not, and maybe why you might read it…

Or not.  This blogging- is such a narcissistic enterprise.  In researching (’cause that’s what I do) “how to blog”, I’ve read a few blogs.  OMG…I guess I really don’t “get it”.  But, I am going to figure this out as … Continue reading

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