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A visit to the Guittard Chocolate Company

I’ve investigated chocolate in California through two chocolate festivals–the Los Angeles Chocolate Salon in Southern California and the International Chocolate Festival in The Bay Area–home to some of the finest chocolatiers and chocolate makers...

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exploring Punta Gorda, Belize

Our trip to Belize in November, 2018, was full of adventure. As I’d mentioned in this introductory post, we flew into Belize City, and then took a small plane to the southern tip of...

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sweet memories of Ottawa

Happy 2019! Ringing in the New Year brought back sweet memories of my recent trip to Ottawa, Canada, where I had the opportunity to enjoy the amazing Afternoon Tea in Zoe’s Lounge at the...

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2018: a year of transition

Whether your end-of-year celebrations have centred around the Winter Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or some other theme, I hope your heart has been filled with love and a generosity of spirit, as I believe...

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exploring Belize

In a previous post, I mentioned that many moons ago, I’d been on an incredible snorkelling trip in the northern part of Belize at Ambergris Caye–one of Belize’s 200 small offshore islands. In this week’s...

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the many faces of volunteerism

This week’s post celebrates the spirit of volunteerism and is a tribute to National Volunteer Week–April 7-13, 2019, and Volunteer Appreciation Day which is celebrated April 20th. This an update of a popular post...

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5 Great Things About Winnipeg

I haven’t lived in Winnipeg since 1982 (I spent 25 years living on an acreage by Birds Hill Provincial Park and have lived in Matlock, a small lakeside community one hour north of Winnipeg...