Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Old Songline - HMCS YORK

Returned after decades to my naval reserve unit - "stone frigate" - on the shore of Lake Ontario. Wonderful welcome from the new Commanding Officer, Commander Paul Smith. The stories he has to tell! Encouraging him to write a book, his autobiography for starters. L to R the Coxswain, Chief Petty Officer Kim Sanderson, O.R. Melling (moi), Commanding Officer Commander Paul Smith. (Masking protocol as per DND)

Friday, August 12, 2022

Book Club Interview

My second day in Canada, utterly jet-lagged but full of excitement, I was interviewed by my first & former Penguin Canada editor, Cynthia Good (who went on to be President & Publisher) for Good Books, Holy Blossom Temple Synagogue. Went over an hour, lots of chat & laughter.

Saturday, August 06, 2022

From Ireland to Canada

 Great flight from here to there via Air Canada but they bashed my new suitcase and say "we'll get back to you in 30 days - maybe." Wandering around Toronto, forgot how beautiful this city is. Strange to be a visitor in a place I grew up in but it has been decades! Off to Parry Sound today to meet old friends.

Monday, August 01, 2022

Almost On My Way!

My bags are packed, I'm ready to go. Canada here I come! Hope to blog more regularly as I travel. Still finding my way around new tech toy android tablet. ☺️