The White Cottage

MY DAYS IN RETIREMENT

A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That

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Sunday morning we did our usual chores – the laundry, the crosswords and puttered about with the packing. I managed to pack my summer shoes and that was enough of that for the day!!

So as a diversion and just to get out amongst people, we took a really nice walk about Niagara-on-the-Lake. It was a perfect day for it, cool but nice. There were quite a few people doing the shopping thing and I suppose getting an early start on Christmas. We (or should I say ME), snuck into the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and bought a couple of really gorgeous, dark red and juicy candy apples. Yummmmm. Can’t get enough of those puppies!!! We also did our usual damage in the Scottish Loft for our Scottish goodies. Nat always gets his dark chocolate biscuits and a Cadbury bar, and I’m in love with the Mint biscuits. For some reason the British Isles has better tasting chocolate – much richer in flavour and I can never get enough.

I was also lucky and found a Christmas gift for someone in the family. I’ve been able to whittle away at the Christmas presents early before we actually move. As we’re going to be a bit further away from some of the bigger stores, I thought I would get as much done as I could while closer to everything. Plus I can imagine we’re going to be “a few days” getting settled and before we know it Christmas will be upon us. It’s also getting tougher financially as we don’t know what kind of expenses are going to lay ahead of us – so I’ll have to be careful where and when I spend my pennies!! Another reason I’m pleased I did some Christmas shopping in Florida while I had the chance. A little bit here, a little bit there and a little bit of this and a little bit of that – it all adds up!!

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Author: Twila

Born and raised in a small town in Ontario, Canada, with 5 sisters and a brother. Now retired, my husband and I travel, play golf and am slowly renovating our new (old) home. After my kidney transplant in 1999, we've learned to enjoy life to the fullest. Nat and I have driven across Canada, taken an Alaskan cruise and drove home via the Northern United States. We've also been to Mexico, the Caribbean, the East Coast of Canada and Cape Breton. We've done the "Snowbird" thing, having lived in Destin, Florida for a couple of months of the year. In 2007 we changed our travel plans in order to move into and renovate our new "old" home, but hope to someday get back on the road again. We also love returning to Scotland (Nat's origin of birth) to visit his family and tour the Highlands and surrounding Isles.

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