Thursday, 16 August 2018

August Floating By......
























Hello Everyone...

Mid August already...but I'm back!!! 

It has been another stinkin' hot month here in Ontario...

Seems that this will be the way it is for a few years...

Grin and bear it, I say...but it has not been the best gardening Summer, for sure!!!

On another note...my trusty Canon camera, has seen better days...:o(

The last few weeks, the pictures have been out of focus, and very dark...

I took to using my older camera...the one Miss V uses when she chooses!

I was not very happy with the last few photos, especially when both my granddaughters were visiting at the cottage...

My son tried to change a few settings...but I think the old girl just had enough...

So I got myself a new camera!!!!!!!!

yes indeedy!!! Canon Powershot SX420SI....almost the same as my old one...with a few less bells and whistles...but my trusty auto-zoom is included!!!

So.....hopefully my next post will have clearer crisper brighter photos...

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Hope you are all well...

    Enjoying the heat????

      We are off to the cottage Friday am...raining here today and down there...and i think rain tomorrow too....

          My sweet friend Devon...who moved to BC a few years ago, is in town for a wedding, and her and her lovely hubby are coming to the cottage on Saturday for a sleepover!!!! So excited to see her....I have missed her dearly...

I got a cat mat made for her cats...and 2 of my dishcloths ready for her...


             Have a great weekend my friends...

                    See you soon...

                          Cheers!  :o)

                               linda ♥️

 

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Cannot Believe It Is August Already!!! Goodbye July.....💚



Can you believe that August is already upon us????

Time sure flies when you are old!!! Hahaha!!!

We have been having a VERY hot Summer here in Southern Ontario...

Temps in the 30c range...with humidity into the low 40's!!! 

I think that translates into the low 100's F...

And where I live and cottage...not a lot of rain at all...

I know that Ottawa and Quebec have received record rainfall the last week or so...

My gardens are really suffering here...

Supposed to get  thunderstorm last night....nothing!!!

Lots of cloudy days too...with thick black swirling clouds...and then nothing...

Oh well...I guess Mother Nature is mad at us...and trying to make us pay more attention to the climate changes that are inevitable.... 

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On a happier note...

Our sweet Miss V celebrated her 6th Birthday in July 🎈🎉🎈

She is crazy about UNICORNS...so I went with that theme for her gifts...

Unicorn lunch bag...Unicorn sweatshirt...Unicorn Beanie Boo...

And I even found a sweet Unicorn paper weight while thrifting!!!

What are the odds,eh??? 

And I kept my fingers busy for a few weeks, making her a cross stitch of a Unicorn... 

I thought this pattern was different...so cute...and SOOO Miss V!!

Love the bikini and her belly button!!💕 👙💕

I am quite liking the cross stitching...have a few more patterns picked out for Christmas gifts...and I am working on some crochet as well. Never too early to start eh??

Anyway....she loved her gifts...Her Mom threw a party at the theatre and all of her friends watched Incredibles 2...I remember the first one...my kids loved it! So funny and creative.... 

Miss N made it to the party, and delighted everyone with her smiles ❤️













Hope you are all well....And enjoying your Summer...

Gosh....AUGUST already....still trying to get my head around that!!!

Long weekend here in Canada...

Hoping to see my kids down at the Cottage on Saturday...

We are off Thursday am...

Another scorcher weekend predicted...

We will see how long we last......

                   See you soon...

                          Cheers!  :o)

                                linda ♥️

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

What A Lovely Few Weeks It Has Been...









On Canada Day Weekend, we visited our son,DIL and Granddaughter Miss N...

She has changed so much...getting cuter and smarter by the day!!

The following weekend, they visited us at the cottage...

She was laughing and giggling, and thoroughly enjoyed the LAke air, as did her Mom& Dad...💓


That Sunday, we picked up Miss V, as she would be staying with us for 5 days...

The fun began immediately after getting home!! 

She was in the pool for hours!! Wore her Papa and I out! hahaha!!!

I finally enticed her out of the pool, with a few Strawberries from my plant!

Look at those pruney fingers!!
 

While dinner was cooking, we got busy making a few cupcakes and 2 banana loaves...

We were leaving for the cottage on Tuesday morning...and she was excited!!



We arrived at the cottage, around 10;30...and she headed right for the beach...

Her Papa had promised her a pedal boat ride...but first they had to clean it up...

She was keen to help...and they got busy, while I unpacked and got things ready for lunch on the sunporch...

 



After it was all cleaned up...the waves had gotten too big for the pedal boat...

She was disappointed...but she and her Papa sat in it anyway...awwwww...♥️

 

After lunch...she got some of her "cottage" toys out, and we laid a blanket on the beach deck...she quite enjoyed that...such a good girl!!

She also manged to find a few treasures on the beach...and she packed them to take them home...

 
 

After dinner...the lake calmed down...and her dream came true!!!

JUST LOOK AT THAT FACE!!!

And a cupcake to finish the day!!
 
 




It was still calm on Wednesday morning...she  and I went for a pedal boat ride...

She loved steering...and seeing the different cottages from the water... 

Papa was ready for us when we came back!! 

Then we took a short swim...

She said the Lake was too cold...not like our pool at home! hahahaha!



One of our neighbours stopped by with one of his Granddaughters, and the girls played on the beach for a while, and then went inside to Miss V's room, and played on the bed...They really enjoyed meeting each other.....






Arrived back home Wednesday afternoon...and of course had a swim!!

Thursday night we took her to Swiss Chalet for dinner...as her 6th Birthday is this Thursday...where have the years gone??? 

Her Mom picked her up Thursday evening...and off into the sunset they went!
 



We missed her so much after she left...such a great girl...helpful and happy...

Love her to pieces....

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     Hope you are well...and surviving this terrible heat...

          We finally got some rain last night...but not nearly enough...

               Enjoy your Summer days my friends... 

                        See you soon...

                                Cheers!  :o) 
 
                                       linda ♥️