Subject: Second *homes*
Good Morning Ziners,

This past March my spouse and I rented an English couple's tiny vacation apartment in Menton, France. It was a wonderful experience to be part of a neighbourhood, and have the simple amenities of a well equipped apartment. (Oh, the joys of doing a wash whenever it suits you!)

We live a two hour drive from Toronto, and I once lived in that city for a few years. We sometimes consider buying a *shoebox* condo largely to again partake of the particular joys of a large and diverse city.

Do any ziners have a second residence, be it a cottage or a city condo? When do you use it, and why did you buy it initially?

Regards from wet and very green London, Ontario, Al