160801 Jill’s blog of daily life


Where: Calgary (home)

Weather: Warm to hot.

What I did in my non-blogging life: This is the first day of August, and also the first Monday of August, so it’s a civic holiday here. It’s also a Carole King song.

For a long time this holiday has had a name, but the name is different in each province and some provinces don’t have a holiday at all, I’m told. Pity.

This is just August Long Weekend to me but if I could remember that it is Heritage Day I could also be on the ball and realize that Calgary Heritage Week is probably sometime around now.

Guess what? I missed it all! That is rather disappointing but my own fault.

Trivia you know

“Do you always watch for the longest day of the year and then miss it?
I always watch for the longest day in the year and then miss it.”

The flakey Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald


But today I walked a lot! Went for a long walk because I felt like it.

And my FitBit is driving me to stay ahead of my friends. I am way ahead of my friends and this never happens.

My friends are away without Internet so they can’t post their FitBit steps. My victory is hollow but as close as I will ever get to a win so I’ll take it.


What I did in my blogging life:

Not a heck of a lot, I’m afraid. It’s a holiday.

My Instagram picture today was a tree’s shadow across the grass and bluebells at Kew Gardens in the spring when I was there with Nancy and Anna.


This is my standard form of disclosure that I am retroactively adding to all blog posts done before April 1, 2018, and will add to all new posts.

1. Is this experience open to the public?


2. Who paid the cost of me doing this?

I did.

3. Did I get any compensation or special consideration for writing this blog post?


4. Would I be as positive about this place if I had gone as a regular visitor?

Yes. I did go as a regular visitor.


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