April 2019

April 30, 2019

I need to talk to you about something. It's directed at men, but don't worry if you aren't one; you likely know or have lived with one, so I think you'll relate. And it has to do with toilet seats.
 

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April 29, 2019

Tax Deadline Eve. This is a time of year that brings a familiar sense of dread - no matter whether we now have someone else doing it or have wised up to the software that makes taxes so much easier - and we never quite shake it.
 

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April 26, 2019

Today, as this week comes to an end, I thought I'd put a ribbon on a trip that we counted down to for months - well over a year, actually - and that now is just a series of water-coloured memories. Make that canal-coloured.
 

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April 25, 2019

I want to thank you. I know it seems I do that almost every day here (and the days I don't, I'm thinking it). But I'm still just sitting here marveling at the outpouring of kindness in the aftermath of the Marilyn Denis Show on CTV yesterday and the segment that included my interview with her (and family therapist Joe Rich).
 

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April 24, 2019
Erin Davis and Marilyn Denis  

 

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April 23, 2019

Hey there - and welcome back. If you missed yesterday’s journal because of Easter Monday, we took a quick side trip to Paris with some special pictures that you might enjoy, including some banners that were hanging in Notre-Dame. Please check it out here
 

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April 22, 2019

Oh, I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend and that the Easter Bunny was good to you. Me? I decided (rather unwisely) to answer the question: which are better, Cadbury Mini Eggs or Hershey Eggies? I’m not sure I’ve come up with an answer, but I will leave my sugar-coated body to science and let them work it out!
 

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April 18, 2019

Isn’t that quote just perfect? Before we let the good times roll again today, I’ll be linking at the end to this week’s Walmart piece on getting the place spruced up before company arrives this holiday weekend. Give it a look and good luck!
 
Whatever you’re marking: Easter, Passover or even just an extra day or two to sleep in, I hope you have a great weekend. Come by Easter Monday for a few Notre Dame memories, but for today, more stories and pictures!
 

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April 17, 2019

One of the wonders of the week we spent meandering through the canals and waterways of the Netherlands, and later Belgium, was seeing a dear friend come back to life.
 

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April 16, 2019

Like most everyone who’s ever seen, walked past or entered into it, my thoughts today are with Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral, and the devastation that was wrought upon this 700-plus-year-old signpost on the journey of humanity from the middle ages to modern times. It’s truly heartbreaking to bear witness to the conflagration that gutted this majestic monument yesterday and I have a few personal memories to share. I’ll do that here on Good Friday. I hadn’t planned a journal that day, but it seems fitting.
 

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April 15, 2019
Hoorn, NL
 

Welcome to Monday! And just like that, a week of wonders and windmills (and wonderful fellow travellers) has come to a close. After an 8 hour long flight from Amsterdam to Calgary and then a connector to Victoria, Rob and I arrived home late yesterday afternoon to an ecstatic little dog and fresh flannel sheets in our own bed. Ahhhhh.
 

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April 12, 2019

Hello - and Happy Friday! Today we hit up three places in the Netherlands: Rotterdam, Kinderdijk and Schoonhoven. Tomorrow we arrive in Amsterdam and we were supposed to take a canal cruise there, but we’ll be otherwise enjoying ourselves (TBD) and sightseeing until Sunday morning when we disembark. Rob and I arrive home on Sunday afternoon and expect to have a new journal for you here on Monday.
 

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April 11, 2019

Hello - and thank you for stopping by.
 
 
Just before we get to today's journal, I thought I might try to entice you to bring the best parts of being on the road into your own living space (room service may not be included LOL). It's hotel living at home and it's my post this week on Walmart.ca.
 

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April 10, 2019

Today, according to our itinerary, we arrive in Ghent, Belgium at 6 am for a day of tours and exploring. Looking at the forecast before we left on this trip, we saw that rainy weather seems to have settled into this part of Europe, with temperatures in the low teens. Rob and I may not be having the cycling adventures we’d hoped for, but I’ll fill you in when we go “live” with journals again next week. In the meantime, here’s what I prepared for you today.
 

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April 9, 2019

Welcome to another day of journaling long distance. While Mike and I are hosting our AMA Waterways Tulip Time Cruise, I’ve written a fresh blog here for you. Today we’re in Middelburg, Netherlands and I promise pictures and stories for you from Europe when we return next week, okay? Thanks for understanding.
 

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April 8, 2019

As you read this, we will have just spent our first night aboard the AMAStella on AMA Waterways. As I mentioned here Friday, Mike Cooper, my husband Rob and I are hosting a group of former listeners and future friends aboard this river boat which travels from Amsterdam down to Antwerp, Belgium and back up to Amsterdam. We fly home on Sunday.
 

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April 5, 2019

Welcome to Friday. Once again our suitcases are open and laid out on a guest room bed; Molly senses something’s up, but we have a house sitter who will be with her from the time we leave tomorrow morning until we get back next Sunday afternoon. As you probably know, Rob and I are joining Mike Cooper for a river cruise with AMA Waterways.
 

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April 4, 2019

Before we get into today’s journal, I just wanted to share with you my post for Walmart this week. In our house, April is always brightened by a certain birthday, but there’s no reason why you can’t bring some spring into your place, via the best possible April Showers!
 

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April 3, 2019

I’ve never ever claimed this space was a news column and, thankfully, it’s been a long time since anyone wrote in a huff and asked why I wasn’t commenting on this or that. That having been said, I’m at a total loss as to what is happening in Ottawa or at Queen’s Park these days. But especially Ottawa. Rob and I have been reading up on SNC Lavalin to try to understand just what’s happened (and keeping up is a challenge with the daily additions, subtractions and interpretations) and how things have gotten to where they are now.
 

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April 2, 2019

Oops! Thanks to all who wished Rob a Happy Birthday yesterday. I mentioned it was “this week” but it happens to be Thursday. So he’s feeling much love already, which, happily, takes some of the pressure off me in what he likes to call his “birthday month.” Um, yeah…no.
 

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April 1, 2019

Ah, April 1st. April Fool's - and a day when radio people traditionally have gone out of their way to play tricks on listeners. I was never really good at it, not being great at keeping a straight face or telling a lie. (I'm the proverbial dog whose tail wags at the poker table.)
 

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