The Secret Woman by Victoria Holt

Holt, Victoria. (1970). The Secret Woman. William Collins Sons & Co Ltd.; Glasgow. It would be remiss of me not to cover the very great volume of books available in the genre of ‘gothic romance’, as I consider it to be one of the most relaxing forms of fiction. You always know what the plot…

Bechtel Park – Waterloo, Ontario

If you go to the City of Waterloo home page and navigate to the link describing Bechtel Park, you will see an cheerful, summery image of a soccer field and Gator (see the link here). However, hidden behind the fields and the Manulife Financial Soccer and Sports Complex is a gem of a hiking spot….

Let the Shopping Begin!

Today is Black Friday, which is “often regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season” (Wikipedia article). The term ‘Black Friday’ originates in “Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving” (Wikipedia article). Origins of the name are…