Sunday, 26 February 2012

Weekends are for....

A picture heavy post, not in a wordy mood (it happens very occasionally!). Images from the last couple of weekends, all jumbled up....from top to bottom:

  • Exploring the history of log fences, in Almonte.
  • Attempting to beat the Guinness record for longest game of Crazy 8's, in the Superior Diner in Almonte.  (Attempt denied for flexible interpretation of the rules).
  • Antique shopping - other Amy's have knitted cardigans in the past!
  • Sat in the sunshine, spinning on my new wheel, watching chickadees feed on the windowsill.
  • Attending hideously bad walking tours at the War museum. Historical information optional. But the buckles were shiny.
  • Making the most of the new snowfall in Gatineau Park.
  • Demolishing a delicious lunch guilt free after aforementioned ski.
  • Building snow walruses fit for a snog, after an awesome snowball fight with friends.
I am amazed by people that fail to have fun in winter! x

Thursday, 23 February 2012


There is something about this big grey box, outside of Paul's workplace, that makes me a little nervous....

Personally, I think I'd taste better fried.


Friday, 17 February 2012

Notices and posters..

A series of photos from my walk to work this morning.

Number One: A lovely display of books about mathematics and baking (two of my favourite things)  in the window of my favourite bookshop:

Got to love maths humour!

Number Two: I'm guessing this is part of a series, probably from a Valentines Day treasure hunt? Obviously the first question that springs to mind is 'where's the next poster?'.

However, another interesting point to consider is 'What on Earth did it say on the poster that led Michael to the corner of Metcalfe and Albert?'
Did the couple meet on that street corner? Share their first kiss opposite their favourite stationary store? Did he propose whilst waiting for the lights to change on the way to the library? Sadly we'll probably never know...

Number three: A church billboard I actually agree with:

Not a bad selection for a forty minute meander through the streets of Ottawa. Have a good weekend everyone. x

Wednesday, 8 February 2012


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The series of photos of the Rideau River, I've taken one most mornings since last November, watching the ice creep in...

I've been taking the same shot most mornings, tracking the progress of winter. You can view them in order as a slideshow on my flickr page (follow the link above). And if you want to turn it into a 'Where's wally' type game, try spotting:
A traffic cone
Ski tracks
Political protest
An abandoned Christmas Tree
and a Sun Dog.

Oh and while I'm here (drum roll please) P got his language test results yesterday, and you will be shocked to hear that he is indeed proficient in English.

Bizarrely he scored highest in the Speaking test. This would be strange on any day (he prefers stoic silence), but on this particular day he'd been to the pub for lunch and had three pints prior to engaging in small talk with a stranger.....

It is safe to say that if I had behaved in the same way my results would not have been so rosy. In fact it is debateable whether I would have made it to the test centre standing up!

Ho hum...