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Hope to see you there
Till next time Frances
Monday, October 1, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Myrna, who teaches my cooking class, has become friends with my oldest daughter and I. Her husband Jeff and her have bought 2 houses in Cambridge ont. to flip. They are hoping to help get there son established in the area as he has moved there. We had the opportunity to pay them a visit last week and I took some pics for my blog.
|I wish I had a before picture but I don't ...suffice it to say this started out as a small little bungalow|
|the back door|
|I love this light they have them out side at all the doors|
|You walk into this room from the side door..it is the family room. Jeff did all the bookcases himself.. He is a master carpenter.|
|The kitchen with a massive island, granite and stainless steel appliances..The fridge is yet to come.|
|The lights above the island...they match the ones outside...love them. And this is Jeff.|
The staircase going upstairs..I dont know if you can see it but there is a small medallion on the post at the bottom of the stairs..it flips up and you can dismantle the railing in order to get large furniture pieces up the stairs. Genius.
|the attention to detail is everywhere.|
|One of the stain glass windows they re purposed for the project|
|One of the two eating areas for the kitchen.|
|I included this picture. Jeff made this clock himself Love it|
|Notice the special attention to detail in this doorway.|
I thought I took pictures of the bedrooms but I guess I forgot.. They are not furnished anyway..
If I ever get to see some before pictures I will post them for sure.
Till next time.
Posted by frances at 10:08 PM
Sunday, July 22, 2012
The boy and I took a short trip to 1000 islands last week and I thought I would post some of the pics from the trip.
It is a beautiful area I was surprised I had never been there before.
There are 1865 islands but that just doesn't roll off the tongue as nicely haha.
|Alexandria Bay dock..its a small but quaint town.|
|just one of many smallish cottages on its own island....what a life that would be|
|Lots of stone work everywhere. I don't know what this would be used as but its is beautiful to look at|
|Love this one|
|one of the smaller islands|
|We took this boat on a tour of the islands|
Till next time, Cheers Frances
Posted by frances at 1:40 PM
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Went to the Georgina Highland Games today.
|Irn Bru the nation drink of Scotland...besides Scotch that is haha|
It was very hot and sunny so had to have me a few of these.....
Then I was starving so I had one of these ....yum...no beans though kind of missed that.
They had dance competitions all day...these kids where all fantastic....
Out came the bagpipes and a round of Scotland the Brave..I did take a video but blogger wont let me upload it don't know why.
|some of these kids where no more than 3 and did a great job Highland dancing takes a lot of skill|
Posted by frances at 7:51 PM
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
This published without the text so that is why I am redoing it.
I have to agree with the haters this pyramid is not ugly...just not fitting for such a beautiful old building.
And in comparison to the whole building very small in the center. Makes no sense to me but....well no one asked me or I could of told them haha.
|This arch is directly in front of the Louvre|
But really how do you be disappointed in her? It wasn't as crowded as many have said when I was there. Lucky me.
|The Winged Victory of Samothrace|
|a little lady they call Venus|
|don't ask what she is thinking but I'm sure you can probably imagine.....|
Arc de Triomphe.
|she is everywhere..and I could not help but smile every time I caught a glimpse of her.|
|the airport guy...Charles De Gaulle|
|You have to take a tunnel to actually get near the Arch as the traffic is as bad as they say...its in the middle of a big round about and just never stops....ever.|
|one last look out the window and in no time it was time to leave|
It is more expensive than I could of imagined but worth the money...although any longer and I would of had to take out a mortgage on my house..I can't wait to go back to france and see the country side next time..and I will be taking a pocket translator and maybe learn a little french before I go.
Until next time
Posted by frances at 7:15 PM
|The view from my hotel at night...I actually like it lit up like this....I woke up at 3 am and was surprised to see the lights had been turned off. random|
|No pastry of any kind anywhere can compare......ever....|
|breakfast...croissant ..tea and an orange juice....6 euros...kind of pricey but very very good|
|saw this on my walk...plants growing on the side of a building different but cool|
|This is all carved into the building...was really something to see|
|I would get very fat very fast...funny how the french are not fat i don't know how they do it|
Okay here is a store we came across time and time again..There is one every 3 or 4 streets.
The Real McCoy just full of all things....AMERICAN...I don't get it but oh well I guess even in France they covet america. Who knew I always thought they hated americans. Guess not.
|getting fatter by the minute|
|Oh and McD;s has Macaroons in all kinds of flavours...weird....didn't try them mostly cause I don't like McD's or macaroons..Had one in New York at christmas and it was seriously too sweet.|
Next time my trip to the Louvre and that will pretty much wrap it up for this adventure.
Till next time..
Posted by frances at 6:16 PM