Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I WANNA live there Wednesday # 97

Good Morning everyone !

Prices are getting a little out of hand here in North America -  especially Canada ( my home sweet home ) so I thought I'd take you to France and show you what you can get !!!

And I'll show you a comparison so you can see the value face on

Canada - British Columbia -

yes, you ARE reading that correctly - ONE. POINT. SEVEN. MILLION ( and change )

Ta da


Now it goes without saying that people are buying these up for the land - and building mini mansions on them - notice all that land??? ( mini mini mini mansions )
AND the people buying them up are not even from Vancouver for the most part.....................
They sail the ocean blue to do so and in the process make it almost impossible for the average family to own anything other then a shed.
My little dump would probably go for upwards of 3 million there...................location location location after all.
Way to go Canada - that's certainly looking out for your own.

Meanwhile in France - ( sorry now WE have to sail the ocean blue - but it's ok - we think we have a ship that the water will never go through )

583,000 Euros ( so roughly 750,000 - less then HALF of what that little diamond in the rough above costs ) you can have this
All images sourced from the Prestige Property Group

Granted there's rooms that need to be finished - but a steal by Vancouver's standard's to say the least.


Oh Canada 
have you gone completely insane?

I'll be at these fabulous parties this week!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson

Monday, September 29, 2014

It's like feeding a peanut to an Elephant?

I love food.
And eat it with a passion - my eyes close - I murmur mmmm between bites - I go on and on about how much I love whatever particular meal I'm eating - it could be Chateau Briand or a Hamburger -

Probably because I wait so long before I eat that I'm absolutely ravenous by the time I sit down to put something in my mouth.
John is the fastest eater on the planet - seriously - it's shocking to see him go at a plate of food ( and quite embarrassing if there are others in the room - because someone always ends up mentioning it to him.
I usually ask him to slow down a little or by the time I cut a mouthful of food he'll be leaning back in his chair looking at me.

I didn't feel like cooking last night - so we had our favorite take out food - taco's for me and pizza for John.
In a matter of seconds (or so it felt ) my dinner was finished - I'm talking really really hungry.

John says - You're finished?
Suzan says - I was starving
John says - It's like feeding a peanut to an Elephant......................


Suzan says - Did you just refer to me as an Elephant?
John says - I certainly did NOT - I was just comparing
Suzan interrupts - ME TO AN ELEPHANT!!!!!!!!
John says - You take everything I say out of context.

I've mentioned before that although John thinks he's funny - he's really not -
He blurts things out like a child would - without a filter - like you almost have to explain to him
why certain things are NOT funny.

This is the same man who tells me he's romantic - while explaining to me - when I complain about putting on weight - " Well there's only one way that happens - stop stuffing your gob "

I know that for a long long time - anything he says that's even remotely close to a compliment will be wiped out by that statement............a long time.

He could say - I like that dress on you
And I'll hear - I like that dress on you - would you like a peanut?
He could say - Your hair looks nice
And I'll hear - Your hair looks nice for an elephant.
He could say - You're the sexiest lady on the planet
And I'll hear -  You're the sexiest elephant on the planet.

I don't know if he made it up or if this is an English expression - and I can't ask him because at the moment I'm not speaking to him.

This elephant has a long long memory John - just remember that.

But - and this is really important - if I'm going to be seen as an Elephant - at least I want to be one of the ones that holds a paintbrush in her trunk!

This is the most amazing video - let me tell you - that elephant has one incredible talent.
( but I bet it can't paint a dresser )

Have a good one.all !
Much love,