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Christmas 2009

Both Christmas and New Years are over now.  I have to say, it was the best Christmas I’ve had in years. My son and daughter-in-law spent five days with us.  We planned for weeks ahead.  Menus and shopping lists, Christmas tree and decorations.  Well, you know the drill.  My son gave me a new camera (Canon Rebel T1i)and new cordless phones.  Oh, it was all so exciting.  We ate and drank, spent evenings in front of the fire.  Bliss.

On Boxing Day, we had a “Nog ‘n Nosh”, invited about 20 neighbours to join us and meet my son and daughter-in-law.  We had a great time.  The next day, we took them to our new favourite restaurant, namely Elmirst’s Resort.  Food was great.

We took them around the area to Peterborough, Warkworth and Campbellford and stopped at Indian Trading Post where they shopped for dream catchers and a lot of other stuff to take back as presents.  Next, we stopped at the “Red Barn”, also run by aboriginals. (This is a great reserve).  The owner is a great guy, so cheerful and hospitable.  Charlie can never pass the place without stopping for their cherry pie.  Arnold bought subs for all of us.  Gee, that was the best sub I ever had.  (Note to myself: when wanting a snack while in the area, stop for a sub).

Before we knew it, it was over.  They headed out back to Toronto, then to visit Mother in the nursing home, then on to Miami and eventually back to Jamaica.  The time sure flew.  I try not to be sad but I am. 🙁

January 4th, 2010 Posted by | Life In Small Town Ontario | no comments

Country Snow Storm

Wow, I woke up to the first snow storm of the winter. Don’t you love it? I couldn’t contain myself and went outside to take pictures, so here they are.IMG_2699IMG_2691IMG_2692IMG_2694

December 9th, 2009 Posted by | Life In Small Town Ontario | no comments

Freshly Fallen Snow

Before I carry on in my usual way and because this year is about to come to an end, perhaps you would like to glimpse into the future. It’s worth a try. Anything to help predicting events in this unpredictable world in which we find ourselves.

Charlie, my conquering hero, has caught another mouse. That makes eight since June. I guess there’s no getting around it, in the country you get wildlife. In this instance, a mouse. Remember, he did kill a skunk last July.

Last Sunday was our anniversary and we celebrated it by going for brunch to the Elmhirst Resort. Oh, it was wonderful. It came pretty close to the Old Mill in Etobicoke, which I still consider the gold standard of brunches. We didn’t eat dinner, that’s how much we ate at Brunch.IMG_2680

Yesterday and last night, it snowed. It’s so pretty out there with the pure white snow on trees and shrubs. Charlie is outside shovelling, as we speak. Since I’ve taken off all the window coverings from upstairs, you can really appreciate the beauty of the freshly fallen snow. I know by February, I’ll be sick of the sight but for now, I love it, especially before Christmas.IMG_2682IMG_2688IMG_2690IMG_2687

December 8th, 2009 Posted by | Life In Small Town Ontario | no comments