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Hercule Poirot On The Case… Again!

His “little grey cells” are back at work. 38 years after her death, Agatha Christie’s family has authorized a new novel featuring one of the literary world’s most memorable characters, Hercule Poirot.

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Party Shoes Welcome Here

Dust off your cocktail attire because party season is just around the corner. And that probably means you’ll either be having guests over or be a guest yourself. The question is, what are you going to do about your feet?

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Beards Gone Wild

As soon as something becomes a trend, fashion insiders declare it to be passé. It’s hard to keep up with, expensive and I avoid trying to be “on trend” and just wear whatever I deem…

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The Anti-Bucket List

I have a bucket list a mile long, featuring places I want to visit (Istanbul, Buenos Aires and Bora Bora) and things I want to do (learn to play the violin and write a mystery novel). At the other end of the spectrum, the anti-bucket list, the things I hope to never do, that gross me out, freak me out or tire me out at the thought of them.

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Giving Thanks

If Halloween is the best day of the year (see last week’s blog post), then Thanksgiving is the second best. October is a really excellent month.
Thanksgiving is like Christmas but without the stress of…

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What’s Your Status?

In a recent improv class I took, we did a lot of work with “status.” I don’t mean your position in society, how much money you make, or your latest posting on Facebook. It’s how you behave in relation to other people. In acting, playing with status can help with character development. In real life, it’s a good tool for self-analysis and recalibrating your go-to behaviour.

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The Best Day of the Year

Halloween is just around the corner. It really is the perfect holiday. (It’s not actually a holiday. But it should be.) You get to eat candy, you get to be whomever you want to be, you don’t have to spend money on presents for people you hardly see or even like and there are no awkward family dynamics to deal with, because you don’t have to spend time together if you don’t want to. What’s not to love?

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The Doors

I have a thing for doors. Not only they are very useful for when you want to go in and out of places (or hide stuff away) but I also love their look and unending variety.

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Anna’s 2-minute French Omelet

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There IS a doctor in the house!

You’re not feeling well. You’d get checked out but it’s the weekend and you don’t feel it’s urgent enough to go to a walk-in clinic or emergency. If only you had a doctor on your speed-dial for a quick diagnosis!

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Time to Kill…In Banff

The view from my hotel room in Banff says it all, doesn’t it? It is so mind-bogglingly beautiful it’s surreal. It is like the supermodel of landscapes; hard to believe and impossible to look away from. It looks more like a Disney set than real life. Except it is.

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