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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. http://fashionableover50.wordpress.com/

Oktoberfest

Munich, Germany is the home of the largest Oktoberfest in the world. However, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada hosts the biggest Oktoberfest outside of Germany. This town is buzzing with a few hundred thousand visitors every October. Kitchener was once called Berlin because … Continue reading

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Niagara Falls – a natural wonder of the world

Living so close to the Falls, I have taken it for granted; people come from all over the world to see this spectacular wonder. I only go when we have company from another country, but my cousin gave me a … Continue reading

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Lavender and Romance

Niagara-on-the-Lake is a charming town surrounded by lavender fields, vineyards and a spectacular view of Lake Ontario. On a clear day you can see the Toronto CN Tower in the distance. First stop, on the edge of town, is the … Continue reading

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Surprise from Germany!

Out of the blue, I received a wonderful surprise; I got a message that my dear cousin and her darling daughter were coming for a visit to Canada. I’ve been away from blogging for a few weeks because we’ve been … Continue reading

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Seven Secrets

People ask me what is my secret and my beauty routine, especially since I am 62 and have soft, smooth skin and I’m in excellent health. When my dear friend Celeste asked me to write about it, I promised her … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving – A time to Dance

The Canadian Thanksgiving kicks off the autumn season, good timing as leaves start their dance to the ground, birds begin their southward flight and harvest-time is here: autumn in full splendor! A robin in our backyard getting ready for the … Continue reading

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The long drive home

I’m not fond of long distance driving, but stopping along the route for picnics and photo shoots makes it enjoyable. I love the scenery and enjoy my hobby of capturing the moments. On our way to Connecticut we stopped for … Continue reading

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Connecticut – a day trip?

After retuning from our flight back from NYC with Jean in August, I had enough time to unpack, go to the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) in Toronto with my youngest son and his wife, pack up again and then drive … Continue reading

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Port Dover, Lake Erie

Another fabulous day calls for another fabulous adventure. We had the best weekend in September. With the long cold winters of Canada, I don’t want to miss any opportunities to enjoy a day outdoors when it’s bikini weather! A leisurely … Continue reading

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Exploring Toronto Island – an adventurous day trip

If you are within two hours of Toronto, the island is a fantastic day trip. If you are ever visiting Toronto, be sure not to miss it, it makes for a fun time, with kids and especially without! Saturday was … Continue reading

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