Friday, October 24, 2014

Saturday Snapshot

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October 2014 - Toronto ON

I'm paying tribute to some heroes. Thank goodness for heroes as we end a horrible week in history here in Canada.
A touching editorial cartoon from Bruce MacKinnon was published this week in the Chronicle Herald. Rest in peace Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. 

I went to Queen's Park this week and took this photo of the flags at half mast outside the Ontario Legislature.

I went in search of the police and firefighters' memorials.

Weekend Cooking

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October 2014 - Toronto ON

I was wandering down Spadina north of Queen St. W and happened upon this restaurant. I had seen their food truck around town but didn't realize they had a bricks and mortar location.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Weekend Reflections

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August 2013 - Grand Rapids MI

Friday My Town Shoot Out

I'm posting over here this week.

This week's theme is Pets and Animals - Does your town have a zoo? Do you have a pet? Do you own farm animals or live nearby them? This Friday share with us animal life from your town, city or village.

Toronto has a world famous zoo. 

It is very large - 1.108 sq miles (2.87 km²)

Exhibits: Australasia, Canadian Domain, Africa, Tundra Trek, Americas, Indo-Malaya, Eurasia


I'm linking up at Thursday's Challenge. Today's topic is HOME.

I thought, oh simple, but when I went to my photos I realized I didn't have an updated picture of my kitchen. So first I had to clean up, then I snapped these with my phone.

 I love my kitchen, which is funny since I didn't like it when we were viewing this condo two years ago. I had thought I wanted open concept but now realize I much prefer having it enclosed with two doors.
This means I can watch my own TV shows (HGTV, Food Network and Gusto) while John watches whatever in the living room. I love to cook so I spend many hours in my little sanctuary.

I have great wide counters and love that I can leave my mixer out.
Behind that door is my washer and dryer.
The stove is new - bought in May. I couldn't stand the one that the previous owners had left, it was just grimy and worn out.  The numbers on the knobs had worn off.

The lighting is on our list of TO DO but can wait for a while.

The picture on the laundry room door is new, bought in August in Quebec.

I hate the new water cooler bottles that are now coloured green!! They used to be clear coloured.

We bought this piece of furniture online and it is fantastic. I keep my breadmaker and crockpot in it and simply place them on top when I want to use them.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Look UP Look DOWN

Look Up, Look Down challenge hosted by Travel With Intent.
I'm posting over at The Budget Travelers' Sandbox 

September 2014 - Montreal Quebec

I had scheduled this post last week. But it is now poignant seeing that Canadian maple leaf in light of yesterday's horrifying events in our capital.
We will never be the same as a nation.

Monday, October 20, 2014


You'll Shoot Your Eye Out 

October 2014 - Toronto ON

I took these photos last week walking along Lake Ontario, a magnificent montage of colour.

Perfect Day - Lou Reed

Just a perfect day
Drink Sangria in the park
And then later
When it gets dark, we go home

Just a perfect day
Feed animals in the zoo
Then later
A movie, too, and then home

Oh, it's such a perfect day
I'm glad I spent it with you
Oh, such a perfect day
You just keep me hanging on
You just keep me hanging on

Just a perfect day
Problems all left alone
Weekenders on our own
It's such fun

Our World Tuesday

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Our World Tuesday

August 2014 - Point Prim PEI

I found a description at the Point Prim Lighthouse site.

Gar Gillis is the creator of Hannah’s Bottle Village. He was inspired by Mount Carmel, the bottle village up west. He named it Hannah’s Bottle Village and he said that his Uncle Linwood had a summer cottage on PEI and his granddaughter, Hannah, spent a lot of time on the island, so he named it after her. Actually, each building in the bottle village is named after a relative. The first building built was the church. It is named after youngest grandson, Noah. 

There is no admission charge, but donations are being collected for the IWK children’s hospital in Halifax.

The last thing to be built was the gate, named after step granddaughter Peyton.

The second building to rise was the Sydney’s General Store, named after granddaughter, Sydney.  

The third building created was the school house dubbed Cameron Allan Davies Schoolhouse after oldest grandson.

The fourth building to be built was the imitation “Annalee home”.

Number six is JR’s Tea Room, named after late Mom, Jesse Ross, who apparently always had the teapot on.

What's more Canadian than Tim Horton's!

The fifth building was named after his Dad and former lighthouse keeper, Norman Gillis.