Monthly Archives: June 2012

Encouragement from Below

In a previous blog, Ready, Set…. I mentioned that a zip line was in my future. Friends looked at me with raised brows. They know me well. A couple of weeks ago we headed to Mont Tremblant in Quebec and … Continue reading

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Invitation to a Garden Party

A friend recently asked if I would like to attend a garden party at Earnscliffe, the British High Commission residence here in Ottawa. It was a fundraiser for Cornerstone. You don’t have to ask an Etiquette Consultant twice to don … Continue reading

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Kindness Is….

Kindness and consideration for others is the essence of etiquette. It is being kind without expectation of gratitude or reward. It is being kind without the knowledge of others (a lesson from my mother). It is being kind when it … Continue reading

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Singing in the Rain

Singing in the Rain I’ve temporarily put aside my sandals and reached for my socks again.  No, I would never wear them together!  The last few days and the forecast for the next few indicates a necessity for rain boots and … Continue reading

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