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A Bit of Flag Whimsy

Categories: Canada, Coat Hanger Crafts, Garden Projects, and Whimsy.

  Even though I haven’t been posting much I’ve been busy creating crafty things for the garden.   One of those things was a Canadian flag made using odd bits of material and a coat hanger. Judith shared a shabby chic flag that she made and it got my mind thinking about making one.  Last year I made some garden flags with the grandkids and they turned out lovely and now flutter in various spots in the garden.   I decided to use paint again and some bits of material from the craft closet from other projects. I love it
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The Royal Winter Fair

Categories: Canada, Daycation, Ontario, and Out and About.

At the beginning of November we took a daycation of a different sort … we took a bus trip to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.  The Royal is held in Toronto every year and is a huge attraction.  This was our first organized bus trip, and we enjoyed it immensely and would definitely take another trip to a different destination. We travelled with McCoy Bus Tours.  We got on the bus at our local mall at 9 am and arrived at the fair just over a couple of hours later.  What a view from the bus … sitting so much
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Canada D’eh

Categories: Canada, Crafty's Projects, and Garden Projects.

July 1 is Canada D’eh. I love the play on words for day.  Do you really think Can’eh’dians say eh a lot? It’s July 1st and the day that Canada celebrates its birthday. This year, 2013, Canada is 146 years old. Celebrations are held across the country, some grandiose and some small. One particular memory that stands out in my mind is from 2008 when we were taking the Via Canadian train across Canada to visit family in British Columbia.  We just happened to be on the train for Canada Day.  Celebrations on the train included a huge cake…  decorated
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O is for Ottawa

Categories: Canada and Ontario.

Alphabe-Thursday is up to O this week.  I’ve been sharing blooms from my gardens but this week I’m sharing some of the gardens and planters around Ottawa.  It is so nice to look at flowers in bloom, especially when a winter storm is moving through our area today. One of our most favourite places to visit is Ottawa, Canada’s capital city.  It is only a 3 hour drive away from us and besides all the historical buildings, the Rideau Canal, the museums, and the Byward Market the city puts out gorgeous displays of blooms in the gardens and in the
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