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Bermuda retreat

 

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Wendy had the privilege of attending the officer’s retreat for the Bermuda division. The setting, of course, is hard to beat, especially in February. The location is wonderful sitting of the beach and with Bermuda’s pink sand it makes it refreshing.  Missing the two storms that rolled through Toronto while we were away didn’t hurt either!

Bermuda is a tax haven, has 900 business registered there (at least on paper) and is very expensive to live on.  So you can imagine that the poor of Bermuda are very poor!  And because the government has no pension provision, the workforce has many seniors in it. People can’t afford to retire so they live multi-generationally to support each other.

The next blog post will show a bit more of the island and our work there.

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It’s just one of those pictures

cofI was at our conference centre this week to discuss some matters and we decided, as it was quiet there, to sit by the fire for our meeting. I had to take a picture.

I have always hoped, though the likelihood of this is slim, to have a fireplace in our retirement home.  I can’t think of anything I like better in a home. We’ve not had many in our years of moving about but when we did I greatly appreciated both the warmth and the light of a fireplace.

So on this day, while the meeting was productive, the fire was ssoooooo delightful!

Sumo Wrestling

I remember the first time I saw a real sumo wrestler – well, not in person, but we watched sumo wrestling in high school in a gym class.  All I could think of was, I hope those diapers stay up!  Big men – extremely heavy – banging around trying to push each other off the mat.

This past week the IT department took two days to do some education and team building.  They had Kevin Metcalf come to do sessions on SA history and mission.  I was only in for one session but it was excellent as you would expect.

After the education session was some fun and team-building.  People seemed to be reluctant to participate so I jumped in (that’s what happens when you are an extrovert).

Then the fun began.  It was a great effort just to put the outfit on and off, but worth every minute!  The group had great fun.