Thursday, 17 August 2017

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Christie's Greenway Retreat



Agatha Christie (known locally by her married name Mrs Mallowan) spent many happy years at Greenway, her beloved holiday home. She and her family would retreat here once her latest book was complete, to enjoy each other's company in the relaxed surroundings. - Source

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Long lost pals

Re-discovered my little Salary Man string doll in all the unpacking. Originally discovered him at a small gift shop in Tobermory, ON despite the fact that he's from Thailand.

He's supposed to do your work while you hang out at the water cooler. So he used to hang from my computer monitor where I worked at a marketing job (years ago now!). But no matter how long I hung around the cooler, my work was always waiting for me when I got back.

I guess mine is defective.

But I love him still.

Made with one piece of string! More here.


Friday, 11 August 2017

Whales a plenty...and a mermaid?

Went on several car journeys to see whales over the last few weeks. Saw humpbacks breaching and spy hopping. Saw the impressive backs of fin whales. Heard reports of killer whales in and around Trinity. You can probably google some video of their feeding activities there. Not something I wanted to witness. Which makes me a hypocritical carnivorous wimp I suppose. But I'm ok with that.

And then, along with a lot of dead capelin, I also saw  this on the shoreline. Remind you of anything?

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Early sightings...and The Butcher's Boy

Last week I stopped into a coffee shop and noticed a container of pumpkin spice in amongst the cinnamon, nutmeg, and chocolate options. I sprinkled some into my coffee.
And today, at a different coffee shop, I noticed pumpkin muffins on offer. So I orderded one.

I wonder what the butcher's has on offer?


Haunting, eh?

Also, you should know that the last year has been, well, crazy. After 10 years overseas (in two 5 year stints) we returned to Canada last summer.

Since that initial big half-a-globe-away move back, we moved twice more. Locally, yeah, but three moves in less than a year? As proud as I am of my packing skills I am sick to death of boxes!

In the subsequent three months since finding our little forever house, we've unpacked most of our stuff. The last of the boxes and furniture bits from storage have to be reclaimed and moved in and well, it's now going slow. Yech. I've almost reached burn-out phase.

But we have done a ton of stuff around the place including painting most of the interior. My husband has proven to me that his claims to be able to build things with wood is...true! He built new steps for the back, put a gate in our gateless back fence. He's even building bookshelves now!

Must be the motivation of owning over renting.

I tired now....zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.