Canada always figures in the list of countries best to live in for singles because it has all the amenities and conveniences that any single person would like to have. Add to that the diversity anywhere you choose to stay. You’ll have the world at your fingertips in this country, fabulous people, cultural exchange and career advancement.
As far as Autumn in New England is concerned, after the “in your face” exuberance of Vermont, the rest is dross. Maine, after all, was just a hunk of Massachusetts ripped off the Commonwealth in 1820 and established as a “free state,” to balance the “slave state” of Missouri then entering the Union. But we canny folk of Massachusetts are glad; Mainers are poor and exigent. They really need the money.
Noon – 4:30 PM – 24th Annual Children’s Festival of the Arts at Paramount Pictures Studio, 5555 Melrose Ave. Hollywood. The free Children’s Festival is a day-long celebration of the arts and culture of Hollywood. The festivities will include music and dance performances from around the world to entertain the entire family. Kids can create their own take-home art pieces at art workshops. There will be costumed characters, face painters and many other surprises! For more information, call (323) 871-ARTS or click here.
My next encounter with a foreign girl, was the mademoiselle assistant teacher at school and I was convinced that I would marry a French country girl when I grew up. That passed when the German assistant arrived.
Bruges is located in the expensive corner of Europe, but is quite reasonable when it comes to hotel booking fares and other expenses. The city has a wonderful old-world charm which attracts a large number of visitors every year. Bruges high season lasts from June to September. July and August are the peak months when hotel booking fares can rise a little bit.
My mother struggled as she was raised in a male-dominant Eastern European culture in Queens, NY. Her father was an abusive man and did not particularly like women, primarily my mother. She was not given the same opportunities as her brother and was consistently told she was less than or not as good as he.
11:00 AM – Family Fundays at Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. The Hollow Trees play their folksy tunes at this bucolic setting. $8. For more information, call (310) 455-3723.
Oh, and by the way, should you like a little light music to accompany this article, I recommend Edith Piaf singing “Autumn Leaves”, in both Johnny Mercer’s English and Jacquec Prevert’s French. It is superbe. You’ll find it in any search engine. Do it now before the falling leaves have all drifted past your window…