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Cancun and the Mayan Riviera: There’s more to sun destinations than sun and sand, there’s history

Labour Day. Everyone’s back to school tomorrow. So what should be next on the to-do list? Why, planning this year’s March Break, naturally! It’s never too early, especially when you live in a slightly out of the way place in … Continue reading

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10 countries and 1 alternate universe (aka camping in the Soviet Union)

May 1970.  We were back in London after returning from our trip to South Africa, preparing for our last adventure before returning to Canada.  We had 4 days to wash our clothes, catch up with close London friends, communicate with … Continue reading

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Lessons learned from farming in winter: snow fences work, eventually

After a pleasantly mild fall and then a lovely warm week on a beach over Christmas, reality has set in.  There is no longer any doubt about what season this is; the instant piles of snow and very cold temps and wind (-20C/-4F) … Continue reading

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What do kids read? Everything!

Reading for entertainment, reading for learning and exploring new ideas, reading for escape, reading for inspiration, it’s all good.  That was the general consensus from readers of my post last month entitled “What is a balanced reading diet?”.  People responding … Continue reading

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What is a balanced reading diet?

I should preface this post by admitting that our family probably spends more time reading than many.  Our house is strewn with books, magazines, newspapers, notebooks, odd pieces of paper, and articles open on iPads and computer screens.  All to … Continue reading

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Lessons from farming

Sometimes it’s hard for me to believe that my husband and I used to live on a farm – twice.  The first time was in the early days.  As two young people who had both grown up in large urban … Continue reading

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