Making my vote count

Dear Karen,

After more than 30 years of not taking part in any elections, I’m finally allowed to vote.  I couldn’t feel more proud.

The last (and co-incidentally, first) time I voted was in a vote of Non-Confidence, which ousted Joe Who? Clark from the Prime Ministership, paving the way for Pierre Trudeau to stage his comback.  I was just 18 years old. I believe the year was 1980.

Since then, I’ve never entered a voting booth. Continue reading

Sunday Videos: guitars, dogs and Lois

Dear Readers,

What happens when you invite 100 people to your party, and over 900 show up?  Sing, of course! Continue reading

And now a word from Rachel…

Dear Wendy,

Rachel here. I’m pretty sure if my mother tried to write a post right now, she might just break down. See, she’s had a rough past 48 hours, mainly because she was helping me move all my junk…er… precious possessions out of Humber residence, where I’ve just finished my third year, and into a temporary storage locker. Continue reading

How to destroy a diet in less than 2 days

Dear Karen,

Last week, we flew to Denmark to attend Lars’s farewell dinner in Copenhagen.

I’d gone there with the best of intentions.   Having recently joined the FitBit generation, I was determined I wouldn’t overeat, and that I’d get tons of walking in, to off-set whatever extra calories I’d inhaled on the trip.


I didn’t even make it out of the Arrivals Hall in Copenhagen.  Continue reading

Change – it’ll be a doozy this summer

Dear Karen,

Ch-ch-ch-changes, turn and face the strain.  Thanks, David Bowie, for putting it so well.

Like you, we’re also facing the strain of a few changes this summer. 

Lars and I will begin our summer in one home, and end up in another, in a different country and continent. Continue reading

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