Name that tune

Do you remember that old TV show Name that Tune? I feel like I am a contestant on this show just about every day as I sit at my desk and listen to on hold music. In fact as I type this I am doing exactly that. This particular on hold message is rather irritating… Continue reading Name that tune

Up your game Karen!

Don’t you love it how sports sayings and expressions have made their way into our general conversation. I honestly don’t understand the game of baseball (it wasn’t exactly popular in South Africa) but yes, I use the expression “touch base” with gay abandon. Honestly, I still really don’t know what it means from a baseball… Continue reading Up your game Karen!

Why tourists are not loved

Anyone who has ever lived in a touristy town or city knows that incoming tourism is very important for the economy. It is what keeps small business going – but my goodness, we tourists have done a horrible job of behaving ourselves. But then along came COVID. Travel stopped. Cities breathed. Waters cleared. Local residents… Continue reading Why tourists are not loved

Language problems

Yes there are lots of language problems these days – and I am not talking about foreign languages but good old English. Seems that over the years popular phrases and expressions get “adopted” into the mainstream which are totally incorrect but because we hear it so often it begins to sound correct and has wiggled… Continue reading Language problems

It’s garden season

I have learnt that in Canada nothing can happen until the May long weekend. After having lived here for 25 years I understand this and in fact today made a decision that I will continue to wear my boots until the long weekend because you just never know what is going to happen. It could… Continue reading It’s garden season

The most over-rated travel experiences

You know we have all been dreaming of the day we can travel again. Just going through old photos of past trips makes me sigh. Oh gosh, remember that wonderful little cafe at Bellagio on Lake Como? Oh my goodness, every night we had sundowners there – crisp sparkling prosecco and complimentary snacks. And then… Continue reading The most over-rated travel experiences