Friday, 11 October 2019

Old Tins

As I go exploring through my new old house I find many different things of interest at least to me. Loved finding these old tins in the basement. There were a few of them that look pretty old. In some were tools and in some patterns and a couple of letters dated back to 1927 in the most beautiful handwriting. I wish I could write like that. I will have to buy a fountain pen and see if I can learn the alphabet in old style.

View from the Attic

This was the view from the attic window in the beginning of the year when the windows were all frozen and looking as if they were cracked under the ice which created these beautiful designs on the glass. As I take a closer look which I often too at things like this I see many tiny birds taking flight probably looking for spring. After visiting the attic it was time to warm up with a cup of tea.

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Fishy Slippers

Posting a few pics left over in my folder. The house in winter and some close ups of nature around the house and one that doesn't really belong but it's just too good to pass up. One sister got these fish slippers for the other sister for her birthday in January and they were hilarious.

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Shumai Dumplings

Earlier this year during the Chinese New Year John gave the kids a fantastic cooking lesson on making Shumai Dumplings. They had a great time putting them together even though at first it was a little tricky to get the dumplings to stay in one piece but after they mastered the task and the dumplings were steamed in the bamboo steamer they tasted great. Thanks John, Brandon and Maya for fantastic supper.

Monday, 19 August 2019

Car Ride

This was a trip to Saint John on another blue skies day. The ride is very easy and quiet on this beautiful vehicle free highway, well for the most part anyway. It's surrounded by trees and nature and on this day we saw quite a few deer along the sides of the road, usually up on a hill. Then there are other amazing things to see such us the frozen marshland half way to Saint John and Saint John itself  with the bridges on one side and the harbor on the other and in between in our car Jaxon slept all the way through.

Just having a little fun with a spider filter.
It looks quite real but nah, no giant or alien spiders in NB.

Clear Blue Skies

We're still in winter on the blog but it was just too beautiful not to show.  There is something about perfect clarity on this side of Canada. The air gets crisp and the skies are so blue and clear. You can just see and feel the difference between here and the city it's amazing. There is an extra thick layer of gray in the city and it's never as clear as it is here. The air is just different and when you breathe in you can really feel it and it is good for you, good for us.

Here the sun came in through the dining room window and lit up all
the faraway places.