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The Opening Up: Stick to the Florist, It’s the Safest Place!

What to wear? A big day ahead. Leopard print top, matching earrings, boots with a heel perhaps? Good black pants. A bit more time spent on styling my hair and perhaps even eyeliner today? A big day out in this Corona Virus world means I’m driving out of town to…

14 May 2020 | Life-Style

Snippets in May

It’s May! Already! These items were stored in my snippets folder this month… must share….. Laugh or Giggle If you thought toilet paper was crazy just wait until 300 million people all want a hair-cut appointment This quarantine made me realise that I have no hobbies except going out to…

14 May 2020 | Life-Style

The Computer Says NO!

Week Two of Lock Down…that’s my computer not me……My very aged and flamboyant computer decided to kick up its heels and check out two weeks ago. I’m very clear where my passions and skills lie.. and computer technology doesn’t appear in this list. They say there’s an experience in ever…

1 May 2020 | Life-Style

Candi Dasa Morning

Let’s go arm chair travelling with Graeme Leith as he takes us on a Balinese fishing adventure. Today was fishing day at Candi Dasa. It was arranged for Mider, who owns the boat, to collect me from the bamboo walled and thatch roofed hut “ A.1,” and we’d head off…

16 April 2020 | Life-Style

Easter 2020

If you had told me that in 2020 a virus invaded the world, thousands died, temporary hospitals were set up in Central Park, Trump would be president, police issued fines for people leaving their homes, Indian people walked 240 kms to get back to their villages to comply with a…

8 April 2020 | Life-Style

Shopping at Amlapura. 

Let’s travel in our memories and our minds as we read another lovely story from our dear friend and author, Graeme Leith. Graeme was a frequent traveler to Bali like many of us over the years. As I read this story I can smell the kretek cigarettes and see the…

30 March 2020 | Life-Style

1950’s Rock n Roll and Stuffed Sheep’s Heart

My Mother (who you are getting to know quite well by now….) was not a good cook.  The key goal of her cooking was to provide food that would make the family feel full ie not hungry. If we ate for an army of 500 and clutched our stomachs because…

30 March 2020 | Life-Style

I would like my life back…

This issue of Viva 70 looks at our different responses to the upheavals caused by the Corona virus. We’re blessed to have been gifted this lovely piece from Inge who lives in Nova Scotia, Canada and she was in the US earlier this year. She echoes the words so many…

30 March 2020 | Life-Style

What’s Happening in Canada in this COVID-19 World?

Maureen lives in Nova Scotia, Canada and has been a friend and supporter of Viva 70 since its creation last year. Before that time we did not know each other. You may remember her beautifully written diary of a foodie trip through Tuscany (Lifestyle, 18-27 March 2019) …wonderful…do revisit this…

23 March 2020 | Life-Style