Give, while you’re around to see your family enjoy your treasures.
We have just been through 10 weeks of sorting out about 75 years of living for a family member. We thought it was an easy task but it turned out to be much more convoluted and difficult than we had imagined. After all, there was so much history and so much to sort through. Continue reading Sorting it all out→
“If Japan goes to war there is not the slightest chance of holding Hong Kong …” So said Winston Churchill nearly a year before Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Nevertheless, nine months later 2,000 Canadian troops arrived at Hong Kong to stiffen the defences. Continue reading The defence of Hong Kong: the 75th anniversary→
My eyes popped out of my head those years ago, my gran looking at me and smiling as she did whenever she placed a visually stunning food presentation in front of the family. Those days are so full of wow’s and mmm’s they are embedded in my memory. Continue reading A jewel for any dinner table→
Getting together for turkey dinner is a time-honoured holiday tradition that many Canadians enjoyed this past October. But family gatherings often remind me of a quote from an Oscar Wilde book, “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives.” The quote is really a testament to the complexity of family relationships. No one can push your buttons like family! But what happens when the dynamic shifts and suddenly you are the caregiver to aging parents? An already complicated relationship can turn combative. Continue reading 70% of seniors are living with 2 or more chronic conditions, adding stress to caring kids→