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About carmen

Beauty is only skin deep, but health goes deep to the bones. Money can buy designer clothes, but it can’t buy health.

Day trip to see Les Miserables

Dunfield Theatre is just a short drive from where I live, and a great day trip if you’re an hour or two away from Cambridge, Ontario. The Grand Opening was March 2013.  A dear friend gifted me with a ticket and … Continue reading

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Fresh as a daisy

My favourite flowers have always been daisies. As a child I would weave them into a crown and wear them in my hair. I think every young girl has played the game daisy-petal-picking; he loves me, he loves me not, … Continue reading

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Cruisin’ on King Street Classic Car Show

Summertime is the time when vintage cars come out of hibernation to enjoy the sunshine and admiration of the crowds. Kitchener, Ontario hosts and boasts a fabulous annual car show that rallies people from near and far. The cars arrive … Continue reading

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The atmosphere here was electric with excitement, and the game hadn’t even started! What a game! I sat on the edge of my seat, my heart pounding: Germany  – zero Argentina – zero Seven minutes to go … Germany scores!!! … Continue reading

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Dress Up – Dress Down: FLOWER POWER

When I saw this pretty chiffon blouse on Jean’s blog FLOWER POWER, I was so happy that she had bought it recently on eBay. I immediately ordered one too! I knew this would be a perfect top dressed up or … Continue reading

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Screen-printed top from NYC

Black and white remains a popular favourite duo in my wardrobe and when I found this handmade screen-printed top at a Pop-Up Shop in NYC I bought one for me and another one for my daughter Jean. I love the … Continue reading

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Dundurn Castle

Ever since childhood, I was intrigued with castles. It seemed every fairytale had a castle: from Rapunzel’s lonely tower, to the grand ballroom where Cinderella first met her prince! While living in Germany and Scotland I had the opportunity to … Continue reading

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I’m wearing red and white for Canada Day. It’s been a lovely Canada Day weekend: going to  family-owned Barrie’s Asparagus Farm with friends, hosting a garden party and I’ll be out this afternoon for our traditional Pioneer Village outing with … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday – then and now

Then – 2005 One of the reasons I have so many clothes is that I keep everything; it’s hard to part with things because I still like them and they have sentimental value, memories of when I got them and … Continue reading

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Day Trippin’ – Stratford, Ontario

This post begins a series of fabulous places in Southern Ontario for taking day trips. There’s something fun about taking off in the morning, enjoying an adventure within driving distance and back in my own cozy bed at nightfall. Stratford, … Continue reading

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