These Boots were made for working


Best purchase I have made in a long time.  Steel Toed work boots from Marks Work Warehouse.  Sturdy, great support, so comfortable  I can wear them all day.  Every woman should own a pair.  Robin

My Sister-In-Law’s Latest CD


My sister-in-law, Elizabeth Dolin, is a beautiful cellist…who plays beautifully. Here’s a link to, get ready for it: Widor: Sonata In A Major, OP.80 (I’m impressing myself as I write this), from her latest CD with the beautiful pianist, Bernadene Blaha…who plays beautifully. (Kathy) ….press ‘more’

The Best Little Tea Thermos Around


It’s from David’s Tea.  Do they have David’s Tea in the U.S.?  If not, come to Canada and find a David’s Tea and buy this thermos.  Inside the lid is a basket that holds loose tea that you can steep as you go, and a strainer holds back the loose tea while you sip.  On […]

An offer I couldn’t refuse…


I’m not a boxing day shopper, but a few weeks after Christmas I was running errands in the mall and found this perfect little Kathy gift to buy for myself:  a Godfather calendar with a new question every day.  Half price.   Snapped her up.  Love it.  It’s really amazing how little it takes to […]

Favourite Christmas Knick Knacks


One of my favourite things to pull out of the box at Christmas.  Two of my favourite things?  My husband gave me these salt and pepper shakers from Pottery Barn years ago.

Songs My Daughter Knows


Jim Clayton plays for us on many occasions, because we’re so lucky, and he’s put out this wonderful jazz c.d., “Songs My Daughter Knows”.  Please check it out and then you’ll love it and then you’ll buy it or down load it or up load it or wiggle your nose and make it magically appear. […]

Chocolate Covered Frozen Cheese Cake Pops


My family went to see Fiddler on the Roof at Stratford, and it was excellent.  At this writing there’s only a week left, but it’s worth checking out if you’re in the area.  I’ve always loved the opening number, Tradition, and this version sent tingles up my spine and set the tone for the following […]

Name Place Settings


I got these when we were on tour several years ago, in Sault Ste Marie, at the gift store in our hotel.  I almost resisted and, thankfully, Peter wouldn’t let me leave without buying them.  One thing I’ve learned over the years…when in doubt, a purchase regret is never as a bad as a non […]

Ontario Strawberries Are Here


But they don’t taste the same as they used to, do they?  Remember how much flavour those tiny, scraggly, juicy little things used to pack?   They’re still better than the ones we get through the winter; the huge, plasticy, perfect strawberries that have more air miles than I do.  But they don’t taste like […]

The Furminator


Black lab, white couch.  Sigh.  Why even bother trying?  I mean, what’s the point of worrying about it, right?   It’s futile.  Sisyphus rolling the rock up the hill.  So I was just on the verge of getting all Zenny and letting it go and breathing it out and then suddenly at the pet store […]