Month: June 2017

Throwback Thursday – No Place Like Home (It’s Not Home Anymore)

When I was in Grade 7 and Kevin in Grade 5 at Lakeview School in Grimsby, Mom and Dad bought a 53-acre parcel of land in West Lincoln.  After years of renting, they would build their own home and have a large base upon which to base their company, which involved big trucks and equipment, not to mention piles of railroad ties. We finished out our school years and got to pick our room colours as the house came to life. As you may have read here previously, I went trendy and Osmondy, with several shades of purple.  …

Some Kind of Einstein

Journalism is alive and well at the BBC. One of my favourite shows is Hard Talk on BBC World News, hosted by Stephen Sackur. There’s a radio version of the show that’s so good, I can hardly stand it. How they get world leaders and others in the eye of news storms to sit down and face direct, difficult questions, is something wonderful to behold. As the title suggests, there are no softball questions on Hard Talk. …

Living History

Looking for something different to do last Friday, my pal Jenn suggested we check out the new broadcasting exhibit at Museum London. At the time, we didn’t realize it was the second anniversary of the death of our then-patriarch at Free-FM, Richard Costley-White. Fitting that we had stood in front of his photo at the Museum and remembered what a good guy he was.  …

Hose-worthy

Buying a simple garden hose isn’t so simple anymore. You need to almost be a professional shopper in order to make sure you’re not getting ripped off by all of the so-called LAST HOSE YOU’LL EVER NEED! claims out there. By the way, if there is an opening somewhere for a Professional Shopper, kindly accept this as my application.  …

Mighty Neighbourly

On Sunday morning, after we brought two truckloads of merchandise to the Western Fair Agriplex for the Forest City Flea, we called our pal Heykel to see if he was up for an early breakfast. We made our way into Wortley Village where Heykel lives and operates I Am Who I Am personal training studio and lives with his adorable dogs L’il T and Tyrone.  …

Pandora Galora

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend but I’m not a big jewellery nut. Oh, I can appreciate but I don’t often covet. When Derek and decided to get married I explicitly told him I didn’t want an engagement ring. There isn’t much in the way of bling that I wish I had for my own. Except for a Pandora bracelet. They’re beautiful and customizable and I’ve always wanted one.  …