I recently sold my condo in Vancouver and moved to Courtenay BC. I although I had stayed in Courtenay for a few weeks last year, I did not realize how noisey and busy it had become compared to paradise. (Hornby Island) Ironically, Vancouver became considerably quieter with Covid-19. Traffic was down by about 80%. Everything… Read More Turning down the heat.
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Now that many people are working from home.. there is an opportunity to downsize your wardrobe. I did this when I retired but it has some relevance for the quarantine wardrobe. It is tempting to hold on to work clothes, but it is at the expense of freeing up room in your closet. A lot… Read More The minimalist retirement wardrobe re-titled Quarantine Wardrobe.
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E-bikes are helping keep seniors young and, in some instances, even alleviating the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. — Read on http://www.fastcompany.com/90341686/the-unlikely-way-e-bikes-could-transform-how-we-age This should help rural people to become more active. I saw a fellow on a $2000 Costco ebike yesterday. It was a gift to his wife. 🙄
SAN FRANCISCO – Results of research conducted by online thrift shop Thred Up say that the second-hand clothing market will grow to nearly 1.5x the size of fast fashion by 2028. The Thred Up 2019 Resale Report says that in 2028, the second-hand market… — Read on http://www.ecotextile.com/2019040124196/fashion-retail-news/research-predicts-second-hand-will-overtake-fast-fashion-within-ten-years.html
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My new book Little Black Stretchy Pants is the story of how I built @lululemon —and how it represents one of the greatest changes in the history of the way we get dressed. Here's a throwback to a time before athleisure. Pre-order my book now on @amazon: https://t.co/krt6wM0EpS. pic.twitter.com/tSkvm4elpl — Chip Wilson (@ChipYVR) October 1,… Read More The story of Lululemon
As a result of Covid19, some of the inflation here is not up to date. One of the biggest challenges to living on the island is that most things are only open a couple of days a week and/or part of the day and there is no universal closing days or times. This can result… Read More Services around Hornby Island 2020
Securing your back pack I have found that backpacks often slip off my shoulders and I have found a solution to this problem. There are two parts to the solution. One is a clip that attaches to the front strap of your backpack and the other is this handy bungee cord like device that clips… Read More Shopping.. some of my favourite things.
People who retired often consider downsizing vehicles. Here is a good analysis of the pros and cons of owning vs car sharing
See the Link to my Shopping Page for sites with lists of seniors discounts. It would be handy to have it all in a searchable database n’est pas? I think the 15% offered by the Bay on the 1st Tuesday and the 20% at Shoppers on the last Thursday with an Optimum Card are worth adding to… Read More Senior Discounts