Finally, after 2 years!

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I actually do not know the name of the plant in the picture above, but it's the plant that Nelson's mother gave to me 2 years ago. For the last 2 years, I have been watering it but it remained green (just the leaves). Finally, this summer, it has decided to show its ...

Tidy-up Sunday

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Yesterday's theme was 'organization'. We decided to finally do a tidy-up as our dining room/living room had become overrun by stuff. It's a good thing that Nelson and I care about cleanliness, but care less about living in a constantly tidy world. We tend to let the day-to-day collection of mail and ...

The secret to beating a parking ticket in Toronto

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Source: CTV website Excuses which can lead to the cancellation of a parking ticket are detailed in a once confidential guidelines release by Toronto city hall officials. The 18-page document suggests that parking enforcement officers can decide not to issue a ticket when faced with a driver who names medical reasons, age, unusual circumstances and ignorance of ...

Age of Empires II: Rematch!

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Tuetons (me) vs Britons (Nelson). Larger land area and opportunity to increase our populations. We were up again until 2am. The game is addictive. The war has not started. Nelson is patiently waiting for me to give the go-ahead, or for me to make a move. As he is waiting, ...