Category Humour

Labour Day

Today is a holiday in Canada. In the US also, though they spell it Labor Day. I guess the extra ‘u’ was too much like work, so they dropped it. Given that it is a holiday, I thought I would take today off – especially since today is a salute to workers, and posting here […]

Poor Conditions

First walk in Ottawa’s urban forest this year. I guess no-one from the National Capital Commission changes notices as the seasons change. The tobogganing hill is closed occasionally in the winter after  freezing rain – it gets too slick to be safe. I presume that is the “poor conditions” referred to on the sign. It […]

Relaxing on a Saturday

The weather forecast is good – I’m going to spend the day at the beach. But I couldn’t resist sharing this one with you before I go. I’ll probably get in trouble for posting this – I have friends and family members who are accountants. Please don’t take this personally.  


I’ve posted this one before. Another reason why I try not to use the autocomplete feature. My phone is very creative with the options it gives me, but never have I had to deal with a choice like the one depicted below.  

Lost in Translation

As an anglophone struggling to survive in Germany, Google Translate is my best friend. I carry it with me everywhere on my phone and consult it frequently. I know though that it cannot always be trusted. My daughter was visiting, and I took her to the local mini-golf course, the one no-one except me ever […]

Bellying Up To The Bar

I’m sure the horse is underage – but that probably isn’t a big deal in Germany.    

You Have Been Warned

Might want to share this with others even if you don’t have a blog.