4 PLACES I HAVE LIVED
I grew up in Cambridge Ontario in the 70's. It used to be Galt, Preston & Hespeler until they emalgamated. Sunday was family day and we would go for Sunday drives all over Southern Ontario, have barbeques, you name it...our time was special....
I moved to Calgary when I was 19 with a friend of mine. We hitchhiked across the country and I ended up staying there for 8 years.
I moved back to Ontario and lived in Oshawa with my husband and our new baby. Oshawa is a bedroom community of Toronto. A 40 minute Go-Train ride would get you right into the heart of the city for anything you desired.
We moved to the Okanagan Valley 12 years ago, and remain here. As you can see I have not lived outside of Canada but I have moved back and forth from east to west. I also lived in Corner Brook Newfoundland for about 3 months, but, I didn't think 3 months would cut it to say I had lived there compared to the other Provinces.
4 JOBS I HAVE HAD
I worked for a temp agency and did everything from working for a snow plow operator, catering company and a textile mill in Ontario.
I worked for Hartford Fire Insurance Company at the Calgary Stockyards Building. We insured cattle and once even insured 12 reindeer to the Yukon at Christmas!!
I work for a doctor's office to this day. It is an allergy/respiratory/immunology office for the British Columbia Interior. We have patients from all over the province.
4 FAVOURITE FOODS
Dolmades - I eat them like candy!!
4 PLACES I HAVE BEEN ON HOLIDAY
Western Europe when I was 18. Partly on a Contiki tour and partly backpacking. I celebrated my birthday for an entire week!! Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, France, Belgium, Austria......
Negril Beach, Jamaica. Met many wonderful folks there from all over the United States and Canada. Two glorious weeks on 7 miles of white sand beaches, diving off of cliffs to see underwater caves.....
Cuba! Love this country and would go back in a heart beat!! Definitely head to Havana if you ever get the chance. We drove to Casablanca and discovered all the charm of these wonderful cities!
I talk endlessly about my trip to Greece on this blog, so, instead I will say I have been to Quintana Roo, Mexico. We went on a time share but spent no time at our hotel at all. We were always out discovering the Mayan ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula. I would love to go back or to Manzanillo on the west coast.
4 PLACES I'D RATHER BE
This is a hard one, there are so many places I'd rather be. Now don't get me wrong because I love it here, but it is wonderful to see other parts of the world!
I would like to be sitting drinking Margaritas at a 1 week cooking school in the heart of Mexico in Tlaxcala (tlas-ka-lah), 2 hours from historical Mexico City. At Mexican Home Cooking with Dona Estela.
Sailing through the Aeloian Islands, a string of seven volcanic islands off the coast of Sicily with side trips to Pompeii and Naples. Soaking in the history and culture.
With Pat & Pailo in their home in Tuscany at La Cucina Povera at their cooking school in Tuscany at Taste Italy sipping wine from the Italian wine regions and making wonderful Italian dishes and pasta to my hearts content.
FOUR FANTASTIC BLOGGERS I'D LIKE TO TAG:
Holler at Tinned Tomatoes
Marye at Apron Strings & Simmering Things
Aimee at Under the High Chair
Nora at Life's Smorgasbord