Self-motivating selfies

I really didn’t want to go grocery shopping today. I really didn’t want to do many things today. It’s been a week…ugh.

Then something happened. I walked by a mirror and looked in it.

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End of summer beach day (bikini time)

Did you know that Canada has awesome beaches?

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Is anyone else in a mood?Β  We’re still on holidays here in Canada until theΒ  first week of September but I tell you I’m really getting ready for the routine to return. Every year, every late summer, I find that the lack of UNINTERRUPTED time to myself for even just a couple of hours a day has me feeling very out of sorts.

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How to improve a bad mood: type a blog post and hit publish

This morning I got attacked by a bird if you’re wondering how my day is going so far.


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20. Vacation memories: Lugano (part 4)

We visited the southern Swiss-Italian city of Lugano while vacationing in Switzerland. You can read about our adventures in this colourful, almost Mediterranean town in part 1, part 2 and part 3.


Up, up, up the cobblestone steps we were led by the GPS in search of churches, before making our way back to Bellinzona and then into our little mountain village.

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19. Vacation memories: Lugano (part 3)

As stated in part 1 and part 2, we visited the city of Lugano in the southern part of Ticino in Switzerland. When we completed the boat tour, we walked around the town area a little, visited the expensive hoity-toity shops where the rich and famous do their thing, and ultimately discovered a couple of nice churches, one of which was near the train station at the end of our day.

Here are a few impressions:

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16. Vacation memories: hiking in the Alps – part 4

We took our kids from Toronto, Canada to Switzerland on vacation. This is our adventure.This is a multi-part series.

Scroll down to the end of this post for a list of the previous stories in chronological order.


Part 1 of this hiking story is here.
Part 2 is here.
Part 3 is here.

We sat by the church for a while, checking out the apps and radar maps.

You may recall that my partner is a pilot so of course he was following the weather on the aviation apps to see how much longer the storm would last. It wasn’t long, and we ended up leaving the church when the tail end of the cloud was still drizzling on us.

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