Do you ever take a good hard look at yourself from the outside and come to the conclusion you are bonkers?  As in nuts??

I do often and I had one of these revelations last weekend.

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Roasted pumpkin and carrot soup with cream and pumpkin seeds on white wooden background. Copy space

Thanksgiving and all things Pumpkin

I mentioned briefly in my last post that the Canadian started a new job recently.

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Wooden dock with chairs on calm fall lake

I’m Back …..

It has been so long since I last blogged that I had almost forgotten how to log in and use WordPress.

It has been 3 months since I last updated the blog and it turns out people other than my mum (Hi, Mum!)  actually, read the blog as I received a few messages asking if everything is ok or if I have given the blog the flick.  (very sweet)

So what happened?

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Schools out for summer …..

Yesterday was the last day of the school year for The-9-year-old and with mixed feelings, we have summer break ….

Mixed feelings because they are off school for what seems like FOREVER!

Well, 10 weeks to be precise, not that I’m counting or anything (1 morning down and only 68 days to go).

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A father hold the the feets of his new born son
Focus on right feet

The new addition to our family

This week we welcomed a new addition into our home.

Our new bundle of joy comes in at 41cm in length and 6.1 kg in weight.

Named Ricky

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Naked News

It’s been a busy couple of weeks and I have been a little slack with the blog.   I’m pretty sure I have been slowly coming out of a Lobster Roll induced post-holiday,  coma.  Who would have thought that you can actually get sick of eating lobster?

Sitting in my drafts folder I am midway through doing a post about our Martha’s Vineyard trip, in its current state, it is the size of a small novel and not wanting to put people in the land of zzz’s I will end up breaking it down and into smaller multiple posts.

What’s been happening and keeping me OFF the streets?

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Things I’m loving this week

The ATO and The CRA

This week I’m loving the ATO (Australian Taxation Office)  and the CRA (Canadian Revenue Agency).  Weird right and not something you hear often, someone actually loving two of the most hated government agencies.

Having previously been a small business owner the ATO would often be a name muttered under my breath along with several expletives in the same sentence.  What has brought on this sudden love fest?

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Lobster on dish with parsley and lemon slices

St Lawrence Markets and confessions of a Lobster Roll addict.

I’m Danielle and I’m a Lobster Roll- aholic.

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Mobile phone with digital tablets

First love

Love is in the air at our place and all those extra pheromones aren’t coming from The Canadian.    No, they are oozing out of the 9-year-old and his new lady friend Siri, apple’s virtual voice activated assistant.

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Peeping Tom

This week I realised a Peeping Tom has moved into our apartment and the creepy son of a bitch is moi ….   I have turned into the  ** Mrs Mangel of Toronto and it kind of happened without me really even trying.

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