New Digs

Friday, December 28, 2012 4 Permalink 0

So if you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, I have alluded to the fact that I am about to get a new place - a very small, quaint studio apartment - but my own place. It took awhile to find something that was just right and dog friendly and in the west end and 'me'. I have very specific ideas of what I can and cannot live in. Oh did I mention my budget? That was also a limiting factor. Frig rents are CRAZY pants in Toronto. I looked for weeks and weeks and finally a perfectly located studio came onto my radar. I saw it immediately. The landlord likes dogs, but not "small yappy ones" - phew! Although it was filled with someone else's stuff and apparently is going to be painted, re-carpeted and professionally cleaned - I knew I liked it. The one downside is that I ...

Camp Dish Box – A New Lease On Life

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 4 Permalink 0

For as long as I can remember, my grandmother used this old, banged-up, homemade box to house all of our camping dishes and cooking related supplies. I wrote about her melamine camp dishes here. It would sit on the end of the picnic bench - a staple on the Willie campsites. By the way, not sure if you noticed, but my family takes camping very seriously. I think a lot of the habits and things they did (which were passed down to my siblings and I) were out of a desire to make camping comfy. Damn, if you're going to be up in Algonquin Park for weeks at a time, you might as well make it comfortable. Well, as comfortable as a woman who used the same tent for 50-odd years could be. Ha. I loved my grandmother's dish box, so of course when her possessions were being distributed I ...