The GenX experience at Victoria Secret

Disclaimer: if you shop, and like to shop, and can afford to shop at this store, and happen to be of GenX age, by all means, all the power to you. I am describing an experience I had personally and mean no offense to any snowflakes. Proceed with caution. Trolls, negativity, insults or attacks will be deleted and blocked.

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Two weeks ago I ventured into a Victoria’s Secret for the first time in at least 25 years. Continue reading “The GenX experience at Victoria Secret”

Monday answers to your questions – part I

Well, I asked and you delivered. Thank you to all of you who participated in the ask me something post. It was fun to contemplate my answers for you!

There are 16 people who posed questions, so in order to keep this blog post from becoming a rambling essay, I have grouped the questions together by type and will answer each type (by subject) every Monday until I’m done.

The schedule for future Mondays is posted below the first group of questions.

Continue reading “Monday answers to your questions – part I”

3. Vacation memories: from flight attendant to passenger 20 years later

We took our kids from Toronto, Canada to Switzerland on vacation. This is our adventure.

This is a multi-part series.

1. Vacation memories: travel day – part 1

2. Vacation memories: travel day – part 2


When I was a flight attendant in the mid 1990s, things were remarkably different compared to today’s air travel experience. And I don’t even mean the 9/11 issues. Continue reading “3. Vacation memories: from flight attendant to passenger 20 years later”

1. Vacation memories: travel day – part 1

We took our kids from Toronto, Canada to Switzerland on vacation. This is our adventure.

This is a multi-part series.


So it’s been a million years since I’ve travelled internationally by plane. There are so many differences from how I remember it, it’s kind of mind-boggling.

Continue reading “1. Vacation memories: travel day – part 1”

For all the tea in China…

(Note: check out the comments for more ideas on tea preparation)

Back in my flight attendant days, we used to fly to the UK every summer.

On these trips, we were told to serve tea first and coffee second (whereas on most other flights, coffee was the predominant choice and served first).

The way we served the tea was with a stainless steel teapot in one hand, and a tray in the other. The tray contained a small container with milk, a little bowl of sugar packs, and another bowl of sliced up lemon.

The non-tea drinking passengers would puzzle over this choice when presented with the tray. Continue reading “For all the tea in China…”

Traveling with kids: packing for sport tournaments

As you may have gathered by the header image of my blog,  we are a sports family. It’s summer time, and this means baseball!

What does it mean to be a sport family? Well, one thing sports families do is they go on tournaments. Both local and away tournaments require traveling, which by default means packing.

Although I like traveling, I am not a fan of packing stuff. Especially for a family trip…

I hate stuff. Continue reading “Traveling with kids: packing for sport tournaments”