Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dylan Thomas

I read Under Milk Wood.  AWESOME!  (I've been to Wales- Awesomer!)

What should I read next?

Monday, June 27, 2011

Half Year!

Can't believe the time is slipping by so fast!

Just spent the week in Toronto, at a 'boutique hotel' called Hotel Victoria.  Rooms small, and view of a brick wall, but amazingly, I had everything I needed.

We had one person who couldn't find our venue, and nearly lost a guy on the way back from an outing, but otherwise, all went well on our conference. WHAT A LOT OF WORK! If you go to a conference, be nice to the hosts, they are working their butts off!

Got a new battery powered trimmer for the lawn which makes for a happy hubby. :)

Still so much to do this year! Must run and get started...

Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday updates in Smallville

The posties are still picketing downstairs, but seem cheerful.  The weather must be helping - it is a lovely day to stand around outdoors.

Rory McIlroy is wiping the golfing 'floor' at -11 2-day total.

I will be in Toronto next week as we host a conference for our Nigerian friends.

My middlest child had her graduation from college. She is now officially a 'professional'. :D
We are now trying to complete the details for signing in my baby to college.
My baby-est brother has just completed his high school diploma. Hurray!

God is wonderful, life is sweet. Love and hugs to all my friends, including the ones I haven't met yet.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Nice weather, more visiting!

Last weekend, we managed to get out to hubby's cousin's farm, Hilltop Haven Equine Rescue, in Little Britain.  It is big, airy, full of animals of almost every description, and full of love and laughter.

I shifted bales of hay, walked through goose poo in my nice sandals before switching to cousin Lainie's crocs, and got licked by Stanley the farm poodle.

This weekend we went the other direction and visited my bestie in Picton.  Apparently every retiree in the world wants to live 'in the county' and the number of homes for sale reflect that. Vinyards are popping up everywhere - it's like a second Niagara-on-the-lake.

Who did you see?

Thursday, June 9, 2011


After a long break, including a short break in the UK, and another short break to recover the threads that were dropped during my absence (fix garden, do housework, catch up laundry - you know the drill!), I am back at my desk once more.  

Except that it was to attend a funeral, our trip to York was wonderful.  We met two of our aunt's grandsons with whom we have been facebook poking, and it was nice to finally see them in person.  We stopped with said aunt and uncle in their 2 bedroom pensioner flat (in a single bed! oo-er!) in Holgate with their lab cross, Candy. She made sure we all got some exercise, if not walking then rubbing her chest.