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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Do you Tip?

They’re looking rather scruffy aren’t they? Actually since I took this photo, Pearl (on the left) has been to the groomers. Her coat type is entirely different from Austin’s and is a constant struggle to maintain. We decided to take her to a groomer for a bath and a nice comb-out. She’s 11 and this […]

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Currently …

(Does it count that I wrote this one a couple days ago?) digging (as in liking): the utterly beautiful backsplash I chose and that was finally installed yesterday drinking: my usual morning cappuccino listening: my go-to radio station, CBC (did you read my previous post by any chance?) reading: Room by Emma Donahue which is our current book […]

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Books and Fairy Dust

Admit it, we all need books and fairy dust once in a while. This year, CBC Radio was conducting a survey of sorts with a public vote asking listeners to choose which book from the past two decades we think was the Giller winner of all Giller Award winners. I didn’t even have to think […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

Look who I found inside my Hawes watering can? Ye olde Tree Frog, that’s who! The crazy thing is, he (she) simply remained there while I emptied the entire contents on my tomatoes and a few other pots. I noticed this little guy when I went to refill it with water. That’s when I let […]

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At the Marina

Last month (I told you I’d need to do some catching up) I joined some other Newcomers on a little photo field trip to our local marina. It was a great opportunity to see a few things in a different way and to add to my collection of photos (as if I don’t already have […]

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Dog Views

Did you know? The Australian Shepherd did not originate in Australia. The first ancestors of the breed originated in the mountainous regions of Spain, though they later became known because of their use by sheep herders in Australia. Even though the huge popularity of this breed arose in the USA, the Americans tend to say […]

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