Five things about ME!

The lovely Val over at More then Burnt Toast has tagged me with the meme of five facts. She has a really nice blog. You should pay her a visit.

So what do I do now that I've been tagged? Well. There are rules.

These are the rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 5 facts about yourself.
3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post and their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

About me:

1- I've been married for almost 20 yrs. That's a long time. Our 20th anniversary will be Dec. 10 of this year. I got married in Portage-la-Prairie, Manitoba, even if DH and myself are from the province of Quebec. It was the coldest day of my life. But we had a really good time. Just few friends, my family and DH family. Right after our wedding we spent couple weeks on Holiday in Quebec visiting the family and then we were separated for 4 months. You'll find the reason on #2.

2- I was in the military. I did my basic training in 1985. Was so hard, but I made it. I finished 6th on my platoon of 60. Not bad. Then I went to Borden to do my training as a driver. After four months I was posted to Manitoba. I drove all kinds of vehicules from trucks, to heavy equipment, buses, snowplow, name it and I probably drove it. I was there until the end of April 1989. That's when I released and went to Alberta to be with DH who is a military helicopter pilot.

3- I lived in 7 provinces in Canada. We moved almost every 3 yrs. I had a chance to visit all of Canada. What a beautiful country. Also I was not only moving but I had 3 wonderful kids. Now DH is still in the military and we were just posted, in August 2007, to the Comox Valley in BC. We enjoy it here.

4- I worked for the RCMP in a section called: Criminal Intelligence Service NB. I loved it. It was one of the most interesting and rewarding job I had. I'm not doing it anymore because we moved. So sad. But I had a chance to meet wonderful people.

5- I'll like to see the world. When I was yound I always said that I wanted to work in the military and with the RCMP, which I did, and I said that I wanted to see every country of the world. I'm still working on that one.

Now you learned a bit more about me.

SO now it's my turn to tag 5 people. I hope you play along.

Kevin at Closet Cooking

Valérie at La cuisine de Valérie

Rosa at Rosa's Yummy Yums

Ashley at Eat me, delicious

Manggy at No Special Effects


  1. Thanks for tagging me Helene, I will think of a few responses :)

    I obviously didn't know about your military service. I hope you take this as a compliment, but you don't appear to be the military type in your portrait here :) . I would love to be moving, it's just the lugging all my belongings around that I would really hate.

  2. Thanks for tagging me! I had already done this meme, but I'll see if I can find 5 more points to write about...

    Great to learn more about you! What a career, wow! I'd love to see Canada...



  3. I really appreciate your participating Helene and sharing snippits of your life with us. I have been to Portage la Prairie; I also agree that every province has it's beautiful areas. We live in a beautiful and diverse country Which of the 10 provinces have you not lived? If given a choice I would love to live on Vancouver Island.

  4. So nice to read more information about you. I have been to Portage-la-Prairie, as well as many other spots in Manitoba, during some very cold spells! Canada is indeed a beautiful country.

  5. Manggy: Even when I was in the military my friends did not think I was the 'military type'. But I did a good job and enjoyed every minute of it.

    Rosa: I looked on your site and did not find it. I guess I looked to fast.

    Val: I haven't lived in Newfoundland, but visited several times; also PEI, but camped there every summer; and Saskatchewan, which I also visited couple times.

    T.W. Barritt: Yes Canada is beautiful and it's unfortunate that lot's of Canadians prefers to fly in Florida or Cuba instead of visiting our country.

  6. Wow, what an interesting history you have Helene!

    Welcome to The Foodie Blogroll!

  7. Enjoyed your meme. It was very different to many others I've read. Perhaps because of the military theme. Out of all those places you've lived in Canada, where was your very favourite?

  8. Bonjour Hélène,
    Such an interesting life! Thanks for sharing that with us. You must be very adaptable to be able to move around so many times. Good luck with your goal of visiting more countries. But with such a beautiful country like Canada, you are indeed so lucky to be able to see so many parts of it. I've only worked in BC for four months, but I got to visit many different parts of BC during that time. My next destination for Canada is to visit one of my best friends who just moved back to Quebec City. I miss her a lot.

    p/s: Thanks for dropping by my blog.

  9. I can't say where which place I prefer in Canada. Each provinces has something that you like. I also enjoyed my time everywhere and meet great people. But for our retirement we will go to Quebec or Ontario. That's our roots. Our family is there, our daughter and next year our son will be moving out to go to Ontario. So I'll like to get closer to them. I forgot to mention that I had a motorcycle too. So I was a motorcycle mama.

  10. Thanks for tagging me! :) I am actually pretty bad at doing memes... I haven't done any yet. The criminal intelligence service sounds like it would be a really interesting job!

  11. Thanks for sharing a slice of your life with us. Really appreciate it.


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