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The Thankful Table

This weekend we once again had the joy of a family visit. The family of three children now includes a toddler. Ask me if I’m tired. Ask me if I enjoyed every second. A resounding YES to both. The tradition … Continue reading

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What Etiquette Consultants Do When They Finally Meet

A couple of years ago I guest blogged for my dear friend and colleague, Karen Hickman, of Professional Courtesy about our cross-border friendship. At the end of the piece people were surprised to learn that after several years of friendship, … Continue reading

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Spring. What Does It Mean To You?

Spring has finally arrived I am distracted by daffodil shoots outside my office window. For some reason I feel if I stare at them, count them, encourage them, they will bloom faster. It couldn’t possibly be that I’m avoiding other … Continue reading

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Musings From Under My M&M Bush

Yesterday, as I was picking runner beans in my garden, I dropped an M&M, proving once again, that multi-tasking doesn’t work. The ten second rule applied so I bent down to pick up the little red gem. Seeing it in … Continue reading

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Dogs Doing It Right

Several entries ago I wrote about Why I’m Saying Good-Bye to Children’s Etiquette. The reason was simply due to the unreasonable expectations of parents.  Being fair minded (it is civil behavior you know) I followed it with a blog on … Continue reading

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Dogs and Bicycles

Last evening I decided to try my new DE luxe bike shorts form Bushtukah.  There are several roads to take from our house so we took one we haven’t ridden for a while.  Three kilometers down the road and I … Continue reading

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Be Your Own Mojito

After enjoying a cooling Mojito at Le Café at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa a few days ago I decided to try to reproduce it at home.  I spent a delightful weekend afternoon picking mint from the herb garden … Continue reading

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Eternity + Chanel N°5 + Aramis + Obsession = GASP

Scents do not belong in the workplace.  Sense does, but not scents. That includes perfume, cologne, after shave, and fragranced lotions.  A waft of any of these detracts from a professional image.  Do you want to be remembered for the … Continue reading

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Things That Shouldn’t Go Together

As I was attempting to remove the dark chocolate from my white skirt the other day I started to think about other things that shouldn’t go together. Rice and potatoes. Texting and driving. Picnics and ants. Socks and sandals. Conversations … Continue reading

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Gentle Reminders

We all need the occasional gentle reminder. Unfortunately, some need more than the occasional gentle reminder. Gentle reminders are all around us: No shirts, no service. (Not very subtle. Sad that some need to be reminded.) Buckle your seatbelt. It’s … Continue reading

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