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I am a retired food scientist living with my wife Maria in the small town of Almonte – just west of Ottawa Ontario. My daughter, her husband and our 3 grandchildren live in Ottawa.

Here’s Maria with Susannah, Veronica, and Teddy.

In addition to blogging, I am interested in computers and IT, so I do a lot of free volunteer work to keep laptops and desktops running in the neighborhood. I also like photography. Originally I used film but I’ve switched completely to digital now.

We also travel a bit – mostly we go on cruises, often with my daughter’s family. 

Our experiences often find their way into this blog.

We are owned by a ginger Tabby – Mr, Oates – who keeps life interesting, to say the least.

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