June 2014

Photo(s) of the Day: Catching Up

13 June 2014 Photo of the Day

Oops! Fell out of that habit of blogging new photos as I was posting them. Here’s the last few. Most of the photos I’ve taken this week are just puttering around the house anyway. Like Bella, Queen of the Porch, who has decided that the doggie bed is simply not good enough for Her Royal […]

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On plateaus and progress and The Diet Fix

11 June 2014 Me, only better

I was already thinking about writing a blog post about Yoni Freedhoff’s book The Diet Fix when I happened to catch him speaking to Jian Ghomeshi this morning on CBC Radio Q. I’ve been aware of Dr Freedhoff, an Ottawa doctor who specializes in treating overweight people, for many years. I’ve been following him on […]

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Photo of the day: Dickinson Days parade

8 June 2014 Uncategorized

It was a perfect night for the Dickinson Days parade in Manotick. The parade itself is simple enough, but seeing the boys having fun and hanging with their buddies is priceless. I love seeing them grow up a little more each year. Won’t be long before they’ll be going without us! (So I’ll take great […]

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Planning for PEI: the hunt for the perfect seaside cottage

6 June 2014 Ottawa to PEI 2014

A couple of you have asked why we chose PEI and where we’ll be staying. We chose PEI the same way and with the same lack of intention we chose Nova Scotia a few years ago – a vague idea that it seemed like a nice place, a proximity to the ocean, a sense that […]

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A dozen reasons to visit Manotick for Dickinson Days this weekend

5 June 2014 Ottawa Family Fun

Did you see the weather forecast for this weekend? Sun, sun and more sun, with a side of heat and a little more sun. Helllloooooo summer, we are *so* glad to see you! You know I love summer. You know I love free family fun. You know I love Manotick. What’s not to love about […]

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Photo of the day: What do you mean you don’t keep your typewriter on the porch?

3 June 2014 Photo of the Day

I found a new toy at a garage sale this weekend: a gorgeous vintage Olympia SG-1 manual typewriter, circa 1950. It’s a beast of a typewriter, I’m sure close to 30 lbs if not more. Beloved laughed at me for picking it up (“Don’t you already have one of these?”) but even he couldn’t argue […]

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Photo of the day: Lucas on the porch

2 June 2014 Photo of the Day

One of my favourite models, helping me practice my on-camera fill flash techniques on the porch today. I have been swearing for years that I would learn off-camera flash. I have taken at least two workshops, read many books and countless blog posts. I’ve bought umbrellas, gels, softboxes, and modifiers, all chasing the magic key […]

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Photo of the day: Hollywood starlet on the porch

1 June 2014 Photo of the Day

This is fun! This lovely lady is having a Hollywood-themed Bat Mitzvah in the fall, and she came to the porch for a quick portrait in advance of the event so her mom could create a poster for all her guests and friends to sign on the big day. Isn’t that a fun idea? And […]

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