…of tumble, rise & time…


“Retailers expected to raise prices, feeling the pinch of weak loonie”…”Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants: Vancouver earns 3 in the Top 20″…”Three Week Difference between Daylight Saving Time in the UK/Europe & North America, did you know?”…

The dilemma of increasing costs, shrinking margins & whether price increases will scare away customers is keeping retailers awake at night it seems…

Apparently–expect price increases of 5% or more is the news in our times of expect-the-unexpected according to a recent Retail Council of Canada survey.

According to the ‘Jacob Richler ranking’ for 2015, it’s fun to note that Vancouver Gastown’s
L’Abattoir, Yaletown’s Cioppino’s, & Hawksworth find distinction as # 17, 18, & 2.
Cheers to indulge! imbibe! enjoy!


As North America has ‘sprung forward’ into Daylight Saving Time, it will be until the last Sunday of March that the United Kingdom & most of the European continent do so.

The ‘why’ of it & some of the quirks about countries or areas of countries not participating, remains a mystery for now…



A thousand ages in Thy sight
Are like an evening gone;
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.
Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away;
They fly forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.

Cheers to a Monday that smiles–seize the day! & ‘gracias’ for the time that is NOW!


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