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Car camping: is it time to kick it up a notch?

Posted July 30, 2014 by andrea tomkins

I love sleeping in a tent; the sounds of the camp settling in, the smell of fire mixed with forest, and the blackness of the night and the shroud of silence that eventually comes with it. The air is fresh and I sleep deeply. Every day during our recent trip we awoke to birdsong and […]

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Camping at Presqu’ile Provincial Park – part one

Posted July 29, 2014 by andrea tomkins

We arrived at Presqu’ile Provincial Park late afternoon on Sunday, did a rudimentary unpacking/tent setup and went to go peek at the beach before dinner. We parked the car and trudged along a path that cut through the sandy dunes for which the area is so well-known. Suddenly we heard a strange, rhythmic bleating. The four of […]

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Like all holidays, they must come to an end

Posted July 27, 2014 by andrea tomkins

We’ve just returned from our annual camping trip. I’m sitting here with a coffee at hand, slowly gathering my thoughts and notes and photos. In the meantime I will say (a) the weather was fine (b) the bugs were bad (c) I’m ready to take it up a notch. More coming soon.  

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Happy Canada Day!

Posted July 2, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

A lot of talk in the local, and national media about moving the July 1st holiday to the nearest weekend! Great Idea: We need long weekends in May, June, July, August and September, folks! (And then a mini-vacation between Christmas and New year!)http://www.stthomastimesjournal.com/2014/07/02/should-canada-day-remain-july-1-or-nearest-weekend-to-that-date ————————————————————— Cattle rustling is alive and well in S.W. Ontario, folks!THIS GUY […]

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These days are numbered.

Posted February 13, 2014 by marzif

In January, I intercepted two stink bug intruders in our house and I thought this was absurd. As someone who looks forward to winter and the break from vermin that it provides, these two critters were really ruining my seasonal … Continue reading

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Pencil full of lead.

Posted October 5, 2013 by marzif

It appears I decided to take the summer and now September off from blogging. In early July I packed up the kiddos and we jetted across the Atlantic to enjoy seven weeks in the great white north. And what seven … Continue reading

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Firecracker.

Posted May 24, 2013 by marzif

I began this post with freshly manicured nails as I sat facing backwards in a speedy train that was whisking us back to Milan. We decided to use up a  four-day long weekend and get some rest and relaxation in … Continue reading

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Designs on you.

Posted April 3, 2013 by marzif

When we first moved here in January of 2010, I was engulfed with the desire to sample all that Milan had to offer. I wanted to get all the touristy things checked off my list so that I could say … Continue reading

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From Finner.

Posted January 28, 2013 by marzif

Clearly I have lied about trying to post an entry every week. If I get an entry twice a month, I will consider that a success. How do you ‘mommy bloggers’ out there do it?! You post about all the … Continue reading

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