This was the best I got of the salmon in Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens...
When your photo stream wipes out your media space mid Salmon jump... Frustrating!!
Enjoying my last couple of days in Canada, we took a walk at lunchtime in the Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens and, amongst the amazing flower displays, caught glimpses of salmon jumping up stream. A real treat!
After a scrummy family breakfast at The Sunset Grill (I kicked my day off with coffee and Eggs Florentine) and we watched a very very very long train go past, we headed to Lakeview Park on the shore of Lake Ontario to hang out. I couldn't help chasing the giant Monarch butterfly in the sunshine, but failed to get that really really great shot. He was teasing me! And despite being a Sunday, a big ship from the Netherlands was unloading its cargo in the harbour.
What's more fun than taking a road trip with a car full of friends! Another glorious day in Ontario, Canada; lots of laughs, fish and chips at an old favourite, The Courtyard Pub in Courtice, a Red Hat sale, farmshop stop, more laughs and silliness and finally cake, scones and coffee at The Toasted Walnut in Bowmanville. A perfect kinda day!
Jackson Park in Peterborough is one of my most favourite places to visit. So, on this glorious 27 degree sunny September day, we took an afternoon stroll. I even saw a Chipmunk for the first time ever! Pity I was peeing behind a tree at the time and kind of concentrating on that...
We were having breakfast at a friend's in Hastings this morning. Another beautiful day to enjoy this gorgeous house and location on Rice Lake. My holiday is turning into a dream vacation.
Celebrating one of the greatest Children's authors of all time, on what would have been his 99th birthday.
As a child, I devoured every book of Roald Dahl's that I could get my hands on, and these stories, coupled with Quentin Blake's illustrations, were magical.
Ten Tremendous Roald Dahl Facts
"I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.”
― Roald Dahl, who was born on this day in 1916
How to draw Mr & Mrs Twit, by Quentin Blake
Blogging is an amazing concept so here I am giving it a whirl. You'll get words. You'll get pics. Sometimes a vid or two. You'll get tongue in cheek, the odd humble opinion and an honest insight into my travels and writing life. Maybe even a few gems along the way. I'll be musing on home turf as I see more and more of the UK and sharing my experiences further afield on holidays and adventurous trips across the globe.