Welcome to my blog and thank you for visiting! These stories are from fifty-some years of life: challenges; choices; funny times; rants; loves; embarrassing moments; stuff that moves me or frustrates me or saddens me. There are stories from all over Canada, The Canadian Army, Military College, growing up in Ontario in a small city and on a lake in the summer at a place we call ‘the Camp‘ First jobs, adventures, heart-break, family life and funny times and even illness. Travel in Central America with our four-year old, Australia, India and Nepal and finding our current wonderful little Nova Scotian town. There will be more travel stories to come. One recently added is Cuba from our trip at Christmas 2017.
I hope you enjoy reading my stories, or that they make you smile, laugh or perhaps to cry. Some sort of emotion anyway.
Names and almost all place names have been changed to safeguard privacy.
You have asked, Why is it entitled PLAYIN WITH THE PLAYERS ? Well, Dad was quite a funny (and sometimes not-so-funny) character. He would often use this expression to indicate that no one was going to ‘play’ him. That he was a ‘player’ himself. He would stand there and raise his eyebrows, nodding his head with his flattened hockey-before-helmet nose and smirking say: ‘You’re playin’ with the players’. So, then, I just decided to make ‘PLAYER’ our fictional surname.
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Photos on this blog:
There is a mixture of google images, pinterest and a couple photos taken by family and friends. The header photo of the daisies is from my sister Eva. She says:
‘I am happy to share this picture that was taken in 2004. There was a never seen before, and never since, daisy showing that year. All the open land spaces were filled with daisies. They covered the fields like a white, shimmering blanket. Here is a shot that came from that time.’