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1 hour ago, John Mitchell said:

 

I hope things start to improve in the US, Betty. Have to say that the situation sounds very concerning at the moment. Stay masked and safe.


John, Happy Canada Day to you and all our Canadian friends here!  Betty, if only everyone put on masks throughout the whole country when nearby people, we might beat this beast down until we get a vaccine and or a good treatment.  People are making this harder than need be.  I’m getting so used to wearing a mask that I sometimes forget I have one on.

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2 hours ago, Michael Ventura said:


John, Happy Canada Day to you and all our Canadian friends here!  Betty, if only everyone put on masks throughout the whole country when nearby people, we might beat this beast down until we get a vaccine and or a good treatment.  People are making this harder than need be.  I’m getting so used to wearing a mask that I sometimes forget I have one on.

 

Thanks, Michael. It's a pretty strange Canada Day. I generally go out and take a few pictures of people enjoying themselves, but not this year.

 

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On 29/06/2020 at 17:28, Thyrsis said:

I’ve made loads of masks for friends, including this one!

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1 hour ago, John Mitchell said:

 

Thanks, Michael. It's a pretty strange Canada Day. I generally go out and take a few pictures of people enjoying themselves, but not this year.

 

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Happy Canada Day to you all the same John.

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4 hours ago, John Mitchell said:

 

Thanks, Michael. It's a pretty strange Canada Day. I generally go out and take a few pictures of people enjoying themselves, but not this year.

 

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Granville Island!

Really nice image John

 

And in advance happy 4th of July to our friends and neighbors south. It is sometimes hard to believe all that transpired there this year; honest hope things get back to some sort of normal soon.

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When I still lived in Canada amongst the dinosaurs, July 1st was called Dominion Day and I have no recollection of a Quebec Day. But, then, I lived in Ontario.Things have changed! Mostly for the better I think

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13 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

Wops, my daughter in law informs me that I missed Québec Day in June. 

 

She was probably referring to "Fete Nationale" on June 24th, which I remember as Saint John the Baptist Day when I was an anglo living in Quebec. It's also called "La Saint-Jean-Baptiste". As you know, Quebec is really a country within a country. I grew up there for the most part, but I suffer from  culture shock when I go back.

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7 hours ago, Robert M Estall said:

When I still lived in Canada amongst the dinosaurs, July 1st was called Dominion Day and I have no recollection of a Quebec Day. But, then, I lived in Ontario.Things have changed! Mostly for the better I think

 

That's right. I remember Dominion Day too. The dinosaurs are still here, but most of them live in Alberta now. 😃

 

P.S. I'd say that things have changed for the better when it comes to "the two solitudes". Canada is a much more bilingual country, at least at the federal government level, than it used to be. In Quebec, many immigrants end up speaking at least three languages now -- their mother tongue, French, and English.

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Sorry, loyal readers. I too am having bugs in that app . . . and many others. I'll be updating this weeks post later with my trip back to Bold Street. 

 

Thanks, Cecile. 

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Yup, Cecile's link worked, but I can't for the life of me see what the difference might be. Under different circumstances you might have settled into Liverpool a little more quickly, but my experience is, it usually takes about a year before you meet a few solemates and start to settle in. You need better social skills than I possess to be quicker unless you just get lucky. When I decided to settle in UK, it took all of that plus some. When we moved to this Suffolk village we hit the ground almost running, but Jane has better social skills and the neighbours appreciated that we were not commuters . After 33 years, we are almost the old guard

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Don't forget, Robert, that I lived in Oxfordshire for 7 years and off and on in London for another year. I remember the day, after living in Rome for two years, that I finally made an adjustment. If I seem unsure of what I'm saying, it's because I am. 

 

I just did an update edit on this weeks blog.

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I enjoyed your post, Edo. Thanks! I have to say that, even here in the US, it has been one of the weirdest Fourth of July holidays I can remember. Even stranger than the few years I spent the holiday out of the country. The covid pandemic has sure led us into a bizarre period of time. 

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Edo, I watched the NYC fireworks show on television, and it was spectacular. Views from different places. Going off from the Empire State Building, the Hudson, all over. But the ones going off around the Statue of Liberty was very meaningful.

I am unabashedly patriotic and unashamed of it.
I thought of you and Paulette while watching.
Betty

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Just before I published my last blog, there was an update on Blogger (blogspot).

 

As with all updates, and new apps, and changes of any kind, this one left me in a puddle on the side of the digital tech road. Now, I can't control the size of the text or see how many readers I have. There is a new menu on the left with an enormous list of controls, most of them not understood by me. This would be a great time not to be such a dämlich. Unfortunately, I am. 

 

I shall push forward, regardless. 

 

Edo

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33 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

Just before I published my last blog, there was an update on Blogger (blogspot).

 

As with all updates, and new apps, and changes of any kind, this one left me in a puddle on the side of the digital tech road. Now, I can't control the size of the text or see how many readers I have. There is a new menu on the left with an enormous list of controls, most of them not understood by me.

 

Edo, I also have a blog on Blogger (blogspot). I haven't tried the new version which luckily hasn't been imposed on me yet, but regarding the size of the text, in the current version in the toolbar, there is an icon looking like 'tT'. This is where you choose the font size. Is it still there? Would that help?

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I'll take a look later, Gen—going out now. Wear a facemark and watch out for those giant Salties. 

 

Oh wait! I use that controller. But the Normal is too small and the Large is too large now. And I would love to change the size and colour of the subtitles. 

 

Edo

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