Saturday, 28 August 2010

Wildlife spots....

I finally got behind the wheel today, and drove us into Gatineau Park for a picnic, lake swim and short hike. Lovely jubbly day and on the wander back to the car we spotted a Fisher. It was a clear view but all too brief so no photos. Our 'Mammals of Ontario' book has this to say though:

" For the lucky naturalist, meeting a wild Fisher is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The rest of us must content ourselves with the knowledge that this reclusive animal remains a top predator in coniferous wildlands."

Ooh-la-la. Knitting on the beach (sleeve one almost done); lake swimming with vultures soaring above and a once-in-a-lifetime spot - hooray for Sunny Saturdays.

Friday, 27 August 2010

Mental note No. 357

If you are going to get away with an afternoon nap without your partner finding out, it is not sufficient to make the bed again afterwards. You should also turn over the pillow so the pool of drool you woke up in cannot be seen.

Mental Note no. 358
I have been informed that it is also courteous to drool on your own pillow and not your boyfriends.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

What's wrong with this picture?

A trip out with your neighbour to the Spa Nordik.

Spending four hours wandering between the Swedish Sauna, lovely warm pool, ice cold pool, even lovelier warmer pool, Steam room, and toasting your toes sat in a lounger by the open fire.

Feeling the cold rain on your face as you massage your back on the bubble streams in the warm water and watch the waterfall.

Spotting a rainbow forming as patches of blue sky appear intime for sunset. Then managing to see a couple of stars before the clouds come back.

What's wrong with the picture? Yep, nothing. Apart from the lack of pictures.

Smug? Moi?!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010


It is one year today since we arrived in Canada - ONE WHOLE YEAR!

And I spent our anniversary:
* taking Jasper to the vets for a teeth cleaning;
* having a picnic on the island, watching the herons prowl around in the reeds and trying to make sure Paul made it back to work rather than falling asleep in the sunshine;
* having tea and scones with a knitting buddy - who brought round delicious homemade tomato sauce;
* eating homemade pizza with good friends;
* stretching and relaxing at yoga class as the clouds turned pink outside;
* watching The Thick Of It and knitting.....

Life is good and lots more to look forward to. In the coming week we have exciting musical developments and in the next couple of months visits from both our families too - busy busy and lots more fun. Heres to another very happy year to come. x