Pompeii   Leave a comment

The Appenines

The Appenines

Leaving Rome and the region of Lazio, we’re headed south on the Autostrada del sol (Highway of the Sun). The Apennines meander alongside and are dotted with the odd monastery or white crucifix atop the hills. At one point, there were even some wind turbines. It wasn’t pretty seeing them, they ruin the landscape, but I remember thinking it’s good they are so far away from people. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted October 1, 2014 by Jaclyn in Architecture, Holidays, Italy, Travel

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Waiting For The Man In The Window   Leave a comment

Rome Coliseum

Rome Coliseum

The Coliseum – our journey through Rome continues with yet a third landmark marred by scaffolding. Ho hum! Fortunately, here at the Coliseum, it’s just a little around the side so, thankfully, not enough to spoil our view. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted September 10, 2014 by Jaclyn in Architecture, Holidays, Italy, Travel

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Ciao Roma!   Leave a comment

Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain

What are the main things you want to see when you visit Rome? The Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Vatican, Coliseum to name just a few. Yep, me too, so before we left, I mapped out a walking tour to ensure we saw all of this and more. We left our hotel and walked about 20 mins to the Spanish Steps only to be disappointed because 1) the fountain at the bottom was partially under restoration and 2) we were completely underwhelmed. When you look online, photographers do a fabulous job of making things look bigger than they actually are and I guess the gorgeous flowers that adorn the sides of the steps in most images are only there on specific occasions. Oh well, not much we can do about this except move on….to the beautiful Trevi Fountain, oh yeah! Read the rest of this entry »

Posted September 3, 2014 by Jaclyn in Architecture, Holidays, Italy, Travel

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A Stalker in our Midst   Leave a comment

One day last summer I was trapped in my backyard unable to get back into my house. Nobody was home and I wasn’t sure what to do because someone was desperately trying to get in through the door. Now before you start getting worried that it was some sort of home invasion, it wasn’t. At least not the kind you hear about in the news…phew, I hear you say! Read the rest of this entry »

Posted June 3, 2014 by Jaclyn in Puppy

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A Swift Kick In The You-Know-Where!   2 comments


Hacked…the very word brings a shiver to my soul and horrible images go along with it. Obviously I’m not talking about the 21st century definition. But I’ve just contacted everyone I know in my email address book and told them “I’ve been hacked.” I wish now that I had used another word but which one? Read the rest of this entry »

Posted March 13, 2014 by Jaclyn in Uncategorized

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How Rude!!!   2 comments

Thank You

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of directly encountering three ill-mannered people in one weekend. They weren’t out-and-out rude to my face but they didn’t use the magic word that the majority of us are taught from a young age. I always glance behind to ensure the door I let go of isn’t going to smash someone up side the head and if someone is behind me, I hold it. So if one more person flounces through without uttering a single (nice!) word, I swear I’m gonna sock it to ‘em because, seriously, enough is enough! Read the rest of this entry »

Posted February 22, 2014 by Jaclyn in Random, Words

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Give The Gift Of Life This Christmas   Leave a comment


There’s been a lot of talk lately about organ donation. I’ve heard my favourite radio station hosts, Roger, Darren & Marilyn from ChumFM, talk about it, I’ve heard it on the news, and I’ve heard it in general conversation throughout my days. I always thought I was a donor…but today I found out I was wrong! Read the rest of this entry »

Posted December 10, 2013 by Jaclyn in Family

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