20 Years From Now...

"20 YEARS FROM NOW," Mark Twain said, “you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did.”THIS online journal is dedicated to our next 20 years!

Friday, 10 August 2018

Chi-Cheemaun, Cataracts & Coons

My primary goal this summer was to keep the calendar clear to accommodate my cataract surgery and once the dates were set the next item on the agenda was to ensure we arrived at the hospital in southern Ontario on schedule. (My right eye surgery was a week ago on August 3.) The forest fires, especially the Parry Sound 33 fire, were worrisome so we opted to take the Chi-Cheemaun ferry from South Baymouth on Manitoulin Island to Tobermory.

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Storms, Fires, Friends & Family

The old adage that time flies is proving correct this summer. In the six weeks that have passed since my last post we've been busy, busy, busy and it's been hot, hot, hot.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

HOME Four Weeks

We've been home a little more than one month and it's been an enjoyable albeit busy four weeks. We've reconnected with a good many friends and family and settled back into a routine that for a change does not require a backpack! Even the gazebo is up, making the backyard a lovely outdoor space without the bugs.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Brighton

After completing our Nice housesit we flew to Gatwick and before our return to Canada on May 13th we took the Thameslink southbound train to visit Brighton. 

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Monaco

Last year when we visited Menton, France and Ventimiglio, Italy we travelled through Monaco, but did not set foot on terra firma of this postcard-size country. For that reason I did not feel comfortable mentioning or claiming it as a country we've visited, but as of this week that's all changed. Monaco is officially #27 on our list.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Vence & Cagnes-sur-Mer

Two easy to reach destinations by public transportation from Nice include Vence: a hilltop medieval village and Cagnes-sur-Mer: a lovely town on the Mediterranean where the French painter, Auguste Renoir, lived and painted during his final years. 

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Grimaldi Castle Museum

Last year when we visited Haut-de-Cagnes the Grimaldi Castle Museum was closed so this week we returned, making certain beforehand to take note of its opening hours! 

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Charles Negre Photography Museum

During the first week of our housesit in Nice we visited the Photography Museum conveniently situated alongside the Flower Market on Cours Saleya.