Andy Murray Breaks Off from Coach Amelie Mauresmo — TIME

Andy Murray, currently the third-ranked tennis player in the world, ended his work with his coach Amelie Mauresmo on Monday after his Sunday loss in the Madrid Open final. When Murray hired Mauresmo as his coach in June 2014, he was notably the first male tennis professional to hire a female for the position. According…

via Andy Murray Breaks Off from Coach Amelie Mauresmo — TIME

Stealing Food, Birdie Style.


There’s nothing quite as delicious as another birdie’s food. Above, I am trying to look less guilty, no one can see me up on this hook.

The fact that I was caught on camera (below)  escaping the scene of the thievery is incriminating I agree, but not conclusive!  Keito


Spring Bird Feeder Activity

The birdies are busy on this mid spring morning. Even the squirrels are making short work of the sunflower seeds and peanuts. 

Ah, the glory of nature.




Federal budget – a deafening deficit

Federal budget 2016: Justin Trudeau defends bigger deficit, First Nations funding

Trudeau keeps claiming that Canadians gave him the mandate for his latest plan – less political folly, the 2016 budget. Well no, only those Canadians who voted for him.  Yes a majority, but not all of us are part of that majority. This budget does nothing for the average Canadian looking for work. There’s no job creation strategy, no plan for a stronger health system, no commitment to get us out of a deep, dark deficit hole. Deferred funding for several years and billions going out the door with no accountability strings attached.

The media is clearly in perpetual honeymoon mode with this government and continue to clamour for photo – ops and empty one-liners from Trudeau. It’s been six months since the election, I wonder when the likes of the CBC will stop comparing the current government with that of the previous Conservatives. New government,  move on and objectively assess what’s happening now. 

What’s in this budget for a middle-aged working woman who is just squeaking into the Liberal ‘s broadly defined middle-class ranks in rural Ontario with no kids?  No job creation plan. Nothing for small business development. Likely no money for rural infrastructure needs – all that will be sunk into Toronto.

So no, for me this budget only foreshadows deficits and money pits in favored vote – rich populations and regions.  Freedom 85 here I come!