Learn Something New

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”  Henry Ford When was the last time you learned something new? “They” say you should try to learn something new every day—it keeps your mind active. I’ve...

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First Day of Retirement

2018 is going to be a big year of change for me. What does one do on their first day of retirement?  I was terribly worried about my first day when my husband, friends and family all went back to work but in the end there was no need. I have a usual morning routine...

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Retirement is Coming!!! Am I Ready??

In my last post in September, I told you that I would keep you posted on my pending retirement. So here it is. This waiting for retirement t is proving to not be as easy as I thought. When it was 18 months away, I loved the idea. The worrying about the financial...

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Christmas in London – Definitely the Best

I have had this burning desire to be spend Christmas in London for about 30 or so years.  We spent five glorious days and it was all I imagined and more, definitely the best time ever. I found a great little flat through VRBO, conveniently across the street from...

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Three Amazing Destinations for Christmas

Yes, I know Christmas is over but I just want to tell you about my dream vacation, three amazing destinations for Christmas. And in my case it was the best thing to do after my last day of my working life.  If you are a lover of all things Christmas this will be the...

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Venice – Five Must Read Tips to See Venice in Two Days

Ahh Venice!!—Gondolas maneuvering their way through the canals, gondoliers romanticizing the atmosphere with their singing; bridge after bridge  connecting the many squares; roads made of water and automobiles blissfully taken over by water taxis, not to mention...

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Stan Peake – the epitome of a passion for life

Every once in a while you run across someone who exudes passion for life and is an inspiration to all those around him. In my opinion, Stan Peake is that man. Through his 40 years he has been a football player, a coach, a teacher, a manager and business owner. He is...

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How to Bake a Cake – Or Not!

I love to cook. I love food, all kinds of food—except maybe cottage cheese. And I love trying new recipes. But, baking is another story. Let’s be specific—baking cakes. So why did I volunteer to bake a cake for a friend who is the ultimate baker.  A White Coconut Cake...

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The Love of My Life

My husband, Ron Warren. The man I always dreamed about,  I can’t imagine life without him. He is the most kind, considerate and loving person I know. He treats me like I have never been treated before. I joke about being a “princess” and yes he sometimes treats me...

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