Thursday, 15 October 2015

Bits & Bobs...




First of all...our Blue Jays won their game last night!!!
They will play Kansas city next...
    
                                 ***GO JAYS GO***
 

Ok...
Thanks for listening!!!

A few more pictures from the Thanksgiving weekend...

I promise...

This will be the last of them! hahaha!

Finally got my Garlic planted Monique!! I did separate all the cloves, and pushed them deep with my fingers...I used an old tin planter, as finding space in the gardens is very difficult...fingers crossed I have good luck, and grow beautiful Garlic like you♥️







As you can see...there was plenty of sunshine on Thursday...

Everything still green andlush...

After that, it all went downhill!

Friday was rain day, and we went for a drive to Welland...and for a Chinese lunch...listened to the Blue Jays on the car radio...and then sat on the deck with the radio for a while...but it just was too darn cold and windy to stay outside...and they were losing at that point,so we retired inside...

We made dinner...and had a lovely fire...

There were plenty of Ducks that afternoon...

Got a shot from inside the cottage... 

Next day was time to go home...and get all the last minute things ready for Sunday...and the kids...and the Turkey!!









Auntie Anna brought a craft to do with Miss V...

All of her Aunts and Uncles joined in to help...

Then it was time to eat...

Everything turned out delicious...

Pumpkin Pie and whipped cream for dessert...

I made a Gluten-free raspberry crisp...they tell me it was pretty good!!



When I set the table...and got out the wine/water glasses...I grabbed a small Sherry glass for Miss V!!!

She was thrilled!!

We were toasting and "Cheers!" all thru the meal...so funny!!♥️

She still insists of wearing a bib...

Gotta love her!!






Hope you are all having a great day...

Very strange day here...Sunshine...Rain...Clouds...actually quite warm at 18*c....but the rather gusty wind makes it feel a lot cooler...

We will be off to the cottage tomorrow...weather is not looking too promising...

But...I have clean flannel sheets packed and a Beef Stew in the crockpot!!

Trying out a new method...will let you know how it turns out!!

I have a fresh loaf of Rosemary Bread to have along with the stew...yum!!

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Tonight we are having...

Grilled pork tenderloin medallions...
Mashed Potatoes...
Grilled veggies,with onions and mushrooms...

I want to try and bring a few of my geraniums home from the cottage...

And that beautiful Peachy Begonia...wonder if she made it thru this cooler weather?

Enjoy your evening ...and have a great weekend!!

                                  Cheers!  :o)
                                        linda
 

57 comments:

  1. Happy belated Thanksgiving. At our cousin in Fresno, and had a few minutes to get on Don's computer. Love your pictures, and all your shoes...haha. Your plate of food as me drooling. Be home Saturday.

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    1. Hi Wanda! Great to see you! Hope you are having a great trip!

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  2. So many lovely bits and pieces, but Miss V cheersing with her glass is the best!!! That is just priceless isn't it!!! She is adorable. Like her grandma! xx

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    1. Love that picture! She was thrilled to have it!
      You are too kind♥️

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  3. Where do you get your garlic bulbs? I would love to try to plant garlic but not sure what bulbs to use.

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    1. My neighbour at the cottage gave them to me...not sure of you can just use a head of garlic....
      Perhaps ask at a garden centre!
      Let me know how you make out!

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    2. I will check out a garden centre. I think I will grow them on my deck. Maybe less bugs that way? Not sure. I do know that I LOVE garlic and there is no way I could ever grow enough to satisfy me. Just roasted garlic alone could be eaten daily. And that crap from China is just not as good.

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    3. Good luck! We can compare plants next Spring!

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  4. Time for us to bring things inside....it's going below freezing tomorrow night!
    Was just thinking of what I want to bring inside....a begonia, fern and miniature rose bush made the cut, I think.
    Love the three sparrows...each has a mouthful! haha.
    Love V and her fancy glass!

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    1. Yes...same here at home, but not at the cottage...
      Was honna put a few things in the garage here, but the rain has stopped me!
      Did bring my big Jade plant in today!
      Isn't she cute with the glass?♥️

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  5. There are a lot of pics that I enjoyed seeing but I'll comment on a few. Love the one of the three birds. Beautiful. The fire looks so cozy. I'm wondering if that is wallpaper with the bird houses on it? It's so cute. Your dinner looks so good that I am craving Thanksgiving dinner right now. Maybe I'll have to cook a small turkey dinner next week. I see turnip on the plate which I feel is a necessity with this dinner. :) And Miss V- so adorable and feeling very grown up at that moment I bet. Sending a hug, Deb

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    1. Do you mean the CD house? I painted that! Thanks!
      Yes...turnip....I buy the smallest one....Lissa and I love it!
      Yes...I think it made her feel part of the Cheer! We always do that...mine has Wine, of course! Hahaha!
      Hope you do a turkey....nothing like it!

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  6. Bless that tomato who thinks he still has time ripen up! Today's weather calls for shepherd's pie (it's OK, the shepherd doesn't mind).
    Jane x

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    1. Hahaha! There are 3 more, that are just as hopeful!
      Vegan Shepherds pie...please share the recipe.....

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  7. awww there is miss V, she grow more :)))
    Lovely pics ! I love your tomato.
    And I want plant garlic too :)
    hugsssss

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  8. Great pics...love that fireplace! Looks so toasty and warm!
    They're calling for snow up here on Saturday...Yuck!!!
    I know our fireplace will be on!

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    1. Yuck is right!
      E njoy your fireplace!

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  9. Look how cute you are! It must have been really cool at the lake.....I see you weren't wearing your flip flops. We may have a fire at the lake this weekend. It's finally turning cooler, here. I didn't get any pictures of the flood because they had the barriers nearly a half mile away. I'm thinking about sneaking out there next week. Shhhh!

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    1. I know....so cute! Hahaha!
      I did have my Flipflops on....go back 2 posts!
      I won't tell a soul!

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  10. Lovely photos . Miss V doesn't want to spill on her tops I get that lol ! It has been very windy down here and still is Linda the temps are chilly and a bit of rain on and off all though we are more west of your cottage but still fairly close to lake Erie to get the lake effect weather . I love that fire place soo cozy as is your cottage . Thanks for sharing , Hope you have a nice stay at the cottage . Thanks for sharing , have a good evening ! Oh supper sounds good , we also had grilled chops with apple sauce , mashed potatoes with sweet corn as the veg . Now time for Corrie St cups of tea and snuggling down for the evening !

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    1. Thanks for the weather update......YIKES!
      I did not know you were a Corrie fan.....me too!

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  11. First of all I love the door /treatment/treasures leading to the porch..the sign..the whale♥
    I dug up photos this aft..of a friend's place by the lake in 2002..I was so taken with it..we have lost touch..they moved..we kept up w/ Xmas cards..but the last 5 yrs..nothing..we were both friends of a friend..so by association:)
    I think you need my daughter's new shoes..Converse slip ons..she wears them to Football:)To watch her boys..and cheer them on..
    Your meal looks delish..
    I look forward t growing garlic w/ you~:)

    I used to do that too w/ the glasses:) pretty soon mine will be having real wine..
    PS I nearly painted that CD house.. I bet we painted quite a few similar things way back then;)

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    1. That is the window to the sunporch...when open, it is glorious!
      Lissa and Jeff gave us the sign....I bought the whale!
      Funny how you lose touch with people....why?
      I will google converse slipons....love the sound of that!
      I'll bet we did! Loved my painting classes...but you are more talented...

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    2. I loved my painting class too..the girls were so nice..teacher too..not at all more talented.I can't even crochet..
      Sometimes you lose touch because you were friends w/ the moms because of the kids..when they are young..moving..

      sometimes friendships are just unsalvageable;)
      It happens..

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    3. A lot of our group fell to divorce :o(
      Gets more difficult as we get older......
      As you say...we spend a lot of time with our kids...
      Nothing better...

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  12. Well done blue Jays.
    Great photos as always.
    Love the fire . . . :)

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  13. I LOVE THIS POST!
    LOLOL!
    i obeyed the sign over the door.
    i'm very relaxed.
    i feel like i've had a good meal... and i was at the lake. :)
    now i'm going to watch midsomer murders on pbs.
    and could that little toast maker be any cuter!!!
    XO♥

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    1. whoops. forgot.
      GO JAYS!
      lolol.

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    2. Hahaha!
      You certainly covered all the bases!
      Those old Midsummers are too darn dry for me....
      Waiting for Doc Martin!
      GO JAYS GO!

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  14. Great pictures and, there's nothing, nothing, nothing, like homegrown garlic.

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    1. Fingers crossed mine will grow!!

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  15. The first group of lake pictures are breathtaking---those skies!

    Your celebration sounds like it was perfect, love that Miss V! Cheers to her. You have a lovely family.

    Enjoy your time at the lake. It's so nice to get ready for the seasons. It's very blustery here, too. Sort of funny, Huh?

    Love to you,

    Jane x

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    1. Very blustery!! Our chairs were blown over in the backyard!!
      I think it will be pretty nippy at the lake...probably only stay one night :o(
      How are you feeling??
      I must visit you........

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  16. Love seeing your pics . . .
    Reading about the "bits and bobs!"
    And the "toasting" miss v . . .
    The Best!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thanks Lynne...love your comments!

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  17. Linda ~ Geranium advice? I have several "old" geranium plants (left from long deceased family gardeners) that we've transplanted and transplanted and transplanted into pots as they've grown larger. The pots are now too big to move and/or very unwieldy. Is it possible to take cuttings or just save the root(ball) of these geraniums and store someway so they can be restarted in the Spring? I remember a great aunt who used to store some plants/cuttings wrapped in newspaper in the dark of her basement over winter and then replant them in the spring. Any thoughts/advice/experience on this! Thank you and belated Happy Thanksgiving to you!! Loved Ms. V in her bib and toasting everyone! Linda

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    1. I always bring mine inside potted up...not really sure, Linda....sorry!

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  18. Hi Linda ... thanks for following me. Look forward to seeing your pics and hope you enjoy mine. Yes I will get a post up REAL soon. Not sure why your pic isn't there ????

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    1. Must be a glitch on my computer! It usually works from my Ipad!
      Get posting! Hahaha!

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  19. Such a full post! Love that photo with the birds over the lake - looks like a painting. And the fire - so perfect and mesmerizing.
    Aw, so sweet that Miss V is toasting... I bet she felt very grown up.
    Look at your Thanksgiving dinner - big YUM!
    Supposed to snow in nearby areas tonight... yikes.





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    1. Home from the cottage...very brisk out there!

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  20. So glad to see that you finally gave up your flip flops for warmer shoes. :) I always enjoy your lovely photos and your descriptive words. Have a lovely weekend and Go, Jays, Go!

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    1. Ha! Still wearing them at home....well...not today! Hahaha!
      Home from the cottage.....brrr....
      GO JAYS GO!

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    2. Disappointing about our Jays but more chances this week. Go, Jays, Go...

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  21. I love the view of the porch from the inside looking out and, of course, the fire in the fireplace, which looks so cozy. The plate of turkey dinner looks very yummy as I ponder what to have for supper. Hubs is out for the evening so I'm on my own. The weather today has been rain, clouds, wind, sun....repeat. It's cooling down quickly. Everything outside is orange, red and gold - so beautiful. I hope you have a great time at the cottage. Keep cozy. xo Pam

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    1. Yes Pam...that view is from the kitchen....we put that old window in there, shortly after we bought the cottage....
      Made a HUGE difference, as the kitchen window faces west....and was very dark most of the day!
      Same crappy weather here.....cold.....I am home :o(

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  22. II got my garlic planted a week or so ago and it is growing. Our grandkids love using wine glasses too, in fact they ask for them to have wine glass charms on them as well. Makes them feel so grown up. Enjoy this weekend.

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    1. Does it grow all winter? I think someone had been digging in mine...a few cloves on top of the soil...I added more soil...

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    1. Hi Blue....
      Well...I guess you would!
      How are you?

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  24. Linda,

    The pictures you took at your lake house are what heaven is all about---each one more heartwarming then the next. You don'r know how much it means to me to share in your joy.

    Your holiday looked fantastic as well. Woman, you know how to cook and serve up a feast! And you write about it so well it has me starving!

    Good times.

    Jane x

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  25. Thanksgiving dinner looks yummy!

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    1. Of course!!! hahaha1
      From the best cook in the household...not saying much,eh??
      How are you guys doing out there??

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