Royalty or Royal Tea?

I tell you, my fellow night shift nurses know how to have fun. They proposed buying lady fingers and scones and drinking tea during the shift the royal wedding would take place. I wouldn’t be surprised if some outrageous hats were also to be worn. While I had that specific shift off. I remained inspired,… Continue reading Royalty or Royal Tea?

Birthday Gelato!

“What’s the difference between ice-cream and gelato?”, asked my sister. The waitress took a furtive look around, and whispered, “Do you want to know what the owner says?” My sister and I quickly nodded. The waitress continued, “The difference is gelato has less ice and is over-priced!” My 91-year-old mom, my sister and I had… Continue reading Birthday Gelato!

Baking 101…with Mom!

When my sweet aunt was ill, my cousin visited her bedside in the hospital. He thought his Mom’s appetite would improve if she could enjoy some home-made chicken soup. So, he asked his Mom for her recipe. Her reply? “You’re asking me NOW??” My aunt was 99 years old at the time. I could just… Continue reading Baking 101…with Mom!

How to Excel at Sales!

A man in his thirties burst into the small local smart phone repair shop where my friend and I and another female customer waited. He was dressed in a suit and his hat was reminiscent of the type my Dad would’ve worn. Like a fedora, I think you call it. But, his hat was much… Continue reading How to Excel at Sales!

Moving Adventures!

“That’s what people used to do…move in the middle of the night to avoid paying rent.” My Mom said this after I mentioned my neighbour asked  if there was a moving truck in front of our house in the middle of the night…or was she dreaming? Yes, it’s quite a story how we moved my… Continue reading Moving Adventures!

A Growing Tribute

I’ve always loved sunflowers since I was a youngster. The towering yellow flowers make me smile. Dad wouldn’t plant them in the front yard like I requested back then. However, in later years, he always planted a row of sunflowers at the edge of his vegetable garden right up until his last summer. This year,… Continue reading A Growing Tribute