Bits of this and that

I have a complaint. πŸ˜›

There was snow in Toronto yesterday. On May 28. Which is almost June. Boo. 🌨️

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Info-graphics, bitchiness, and a brief introduction to Enneagrams

I came across a couple of bloggers recently who have impressed and entertained me on many levels, so I thought I’d give them a shout-out. They’re both fellow midlifers but a little further ahead than me, and I’m pleased as punch to have discovered them.

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It’s either a lucky or unlucky day today

There is a fun passage in one of Bill Bryson’s travel books where his friend gets pooped on by a bird on the Champs-Γ‰lysΓ©es in Paris.

I could picture it clearly because I was in Paris a few times during my twenties when I was a flight attendant and of course visited the Champs-Γ‰lysΓ©es while there.

I remember reading that passage and laughing so hard I almost peed myself. Not only did the friend get pooped on by the bird, it happened twice!

I have to admit that I do worry sometimes when I’m down by the lake that a seagull might poop on me. But it never happened in over 50 years.

Until today.

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Winter weather with hyacinths and daffodils

In my south-western corner of Toronto the daffodils and hyacinths are in full bloom. They don’t mind some cold weather; in fact, they are hardy enough that they do better in cold than in warm temperatures.

Remember the little house story I told a while back?

Well the garden is exploding with these flowers at the moment. Despite the suffocating dead foliage and other debris in the neglected garden, these bright coloured flowers are peeking through the drab browns and greys, and awaken my senses for spring.

Just in time for a freaking snow storm.

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