Household Journal

Canada joined the world in instructing everyone to stay home, and maintain a ‘social separation.’ We recorded our life, and our dinner, during our stay-at-home period in Mississauga starting in mid-March of 2020. We thought it would be interesting to record our thoughts and observations as the world grappled with the COVID-19 virus in 2020. To date, we have recorded some four months of our thoughts as the COVID-19 situation has progressed locally, in Canada and around the world.

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Christmas 2017

Bob’s Christmas message from us all Merry Christmas to all our friends, neighbours and family, and a Happy New Year! Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations all through 2017 were lots of fun. Our yard had its best year ever. With my new immigration consulting firm, Upper Canada Immigration, I made my first overseas business trip, to a familiar destination: Guyana. It worked out well. With some targeted pre-trip marketing, and follow-up afterward, I am still reaping…

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Thanksgiving 2017

Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving This October weekend, Bob and I have used our Facebook sites and other electronic networks to wish our personal and professional friends a very Happy Thanksgiving. In Canada, Thanksgiving is the second Monday of October, about seven weeks earlier than in the USA. This 2017 year, in Ontario, we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, in which Ontario was one of the four founding provinces. The other three are Quebec; New…

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Canada Day 2017

Bob’s Canada Day Message Saturday July 1 is the day Canada turns 150 years young. Ontario was one of the ‘original four’ provinces of Canada, along with Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. Prince Edward Island was very close to joining Canada in 1867, but wanted more time to talk about it. Prince Edward Islanders valued dialogue and discussion as much then as Canadians do now. PEI finally joined Canada in 1873. Manitoba had joined…

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