Monthly Archives: January 2012

Monday Morning

It’s a pleasant Monday morning here in the Ottawa Valley although there is snow in the forecast tonight and tomorrow. However, that’s much better than more freezing rain; twice last week I was obliged to chip and shovel ice from … Continue reading

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Memories of Winters Past

As winter strengthens its icy grip in these part — it’s only slightly over 0F as I post this — lately I have been perusing previous pictures of winter at the cottage. I have almost had to do this as … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelf

Winter is a good time to catch up on one’s reading. Well, almost anytime is good for said exercise, but winter is especially good. Here are some of my recent gooduns. I have mentioned Louise Penny previously. Her books are … Continue reading

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She Takes Up the Fiddle

When Cuppa and I awoke this morning, I mumbled something or other about us now being in the bleak days of midwinter. Even as the days begin ever so slowly to lengthen, winter increases its icy grip on our hearts. … Continue reading

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Winter Photos

December the twenty-ninth dawned very cold but also very clear, and with snow still clinging to boughs, I couldn’t resist heading out to take a few photos.

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The Year of the Tablet

When my nephew told me that he had bought a new iPad and was selling his old one, I decided to jump at the opportunity. I was pretty sure that Cuppa would really like it, and I was sure correct. … Continue reading

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