31 October 2007

HAPPY HALLOWE'EN!!!


The sun is going down.....

and Morticia awaits the greedy goblins and gruesomes......

who will come for their sinfully delicious treats....


don't let the smile fool you....



for Morticia has plans for the little devils.....



my front yard is now a cemetary..


which is guarded by Jack with his bloody knife..

and his skeleton friend with the alien eyes....

my little bat friends hover at the door....

while a giant black widow awaits some tasty treat to get caught in her web...



the night of hauntings has begun!!!! (check out the eerie light above the grave!!!)



Ghosts roam the neighbourhood...


in search of victims to haunt.....bbbbbbOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Morticia must get ready now for her guests are soon to arrive....BWAH hahahaha!

Have a fun and safe Hallowe'en!! Eat lots of candy and watch some scary movies!!

Here is a little movie of what it's like at our house on Halloween!! Enjoy!

29 October 2007

The Witching Hour...

is soon upon us!!!

Hallowe'en is a special time for this Witchie poo....

(my jack-o-lantern from 2 years ago)

A blogging fiend of mine, i mean friend, heehee, has a mummified

jack-o-lantern

that you simply must see!!!





This is a time for celebrating spooky, eerie and fun customs...

a time where you can dress up however you please....


i can't quite make out what is under the coat there, can you?

Oh, it's my friend, shakey head, who's eyes light up and his whole head shakes and emits a horrible sound when you turn him on, creepy is'nt he?


my hood is preparing for this special occasion with ghostly imagery ...

evil glowing grins...

and boney ghouls!


besides trickery we can look forward to sugary treats....

and this shiny crisp apple awaits a delicious coating of caramel!


Stay tuned my ghouls and ghosties for i am going to reveal a spooky house for you very sooooooon! And I hope you are all planning for the witching hour.....

23 October 2007

Port Perry


I talked Steve into taking me on a Sunday Drive in the country looking at leaves so we drove up to Port Perry, pop. 18,000 i believe. It is a lovely little town about a half hour drive from Whitby. The downtown has a lot of lovely old architecture and there were some cute boutiques, bookstores, cafes, restos and antique stores. It was so warm and sunny, the perfect day for walking around, although many of the trees had lost their leaves or had not turned color, due to some weather issues. A bit disappointing compared to past years, but still i enjoyed what i saw! I just adore fall, walking through the leaves and spend a lot of time staring at the trees while on my daily walks with Lulu Belle. I have a small beef though, i wish people weren't for diligent about raking away the leaves right away, because one of my favorite things about fall is crunching the leaves beneath my feet on my walks.


An unusual store....and a great name!!!


This plaque says something about this geezer who received the first chiropractic adjustment in 1895 in Port Perry....ironic for me, since i have just recently started chiropractic care, in fact i have been diagnosed with a mild case of scoliosis, nothing to be too alarmed about, but i am going for treatments 3 times a week for the next month, since i hurt my back falling on the train. I still have a lot of pain since the accident and found out about the scoliosis from the x-rays.



A beautiful yellow tree next to Steve in front of the Lake. As you can see, it is so warm we didn't need sweaters!! This warm weather trend is ending as i speak, i think we've had our Indian summer!

Love this photo - the roof of this cabin is so beautiful against the blue sky!

Beautiful maple tree, it is huge!!

Port Perry had many gorgeous old houses!


I want this house, especially since it has my favorite lucky number -222!! I squealed in the car as we drove by, a felt a connection to the house! I know, I know, I am a strange one!

15 October 2007

Tea & Clafouti with Nathalie!



I have to tell you about a special day i had this past Saturday. A good friend of mine, well, actually, i think of her more as my soul sister, we got to see each other for the whole day ( We don't live that close, and she is a busy mummy of two beautiful children and married lady too, so it is rare that we can do this girl's day out). We had the best est time ever (right Nat!), first having a splendid lunch and then i showed her my favorite shops in Toronto on Queen ST. W, which if you know, is the greatest area for shopping in this fine city. After our shopping we revived ourselves at a lovely french patisserie (BTW, Nathalie is French, oui, oui!!) and had hot drinks and pastry and rested before a bit more shopping at a jaw dropping wool store - a huge shop full of the most amazing wool (we both love to knit, myself a novice while Nat is far more experienced).
So i took lots of shots of our day, so hope you enjoy the show:




here i am on my way to Toronto on the train, about a 45 min. ride......i love the over-exposed photography (which blurred all my wrinkles).




the train ride is parallel to Lake Ontario, but the water views are only for a few minutes....breathtaking views, i must say!



Nathalie and I dined at Red Tea Box, a wonderful tearoom in the heart of Queen ST. W, a jaw-dropping cornucopia of the most delightful decor and tasty nibbles, the bento box contained delectable morsels of the most fantastic flavors - a party in the mouth!! Garlicky, mustard greens and root veggies, spinach and ricotta stuffed fried chicken, roasted tatties, a divine piece of fruit, i believe it was dragon fruit, that tasted like kiwi and was the prettiest pink and white with tiny black seeds.

There was also a fresh side salad of julienned fennel and carrot on spinach with a passionfruit dressing, some chewy french bread with roasted pepper/pumpkin spread, a crustini boat filled with goats cheese and sweet salsa, and with the white tea we sipped, some luscious, buttery and delicate shortbread cookies with lavender and rosemary. Ahhhhhhh! The most wonderful lunch i have ever had the pleasure of having, and that combined with sweet adorable Nathalie, (who BTW, i hope she doesn't mind me saying, is pregnant for the third time!!!!) Congrats Nat!!!!



comforting white cloud tea, with anti-oxidants....




Nat and i spotted these hilarious mugs!!! Ain't they a hoot!!!!



We both coveted this beautiful sweater, which Nat said was not that difficult to knit!! I would love to make something like this one day!

This store reminded me of my own Sweet Lulu at home, who i missed terribly that day!!

mmm......


The window display at the Japanese paper place....

a great store for paper products, and my fave place for greeting cards.



check out the funky footwear on the person on the right in this toy/kids store called Polka dot kids.

i'm likin' the colors and energy in this painting, from a gallery.

love this lantern!!

Me and Nat in front of Clafouti, the french patisserie

the menu is on the chalkboard, how french!!

the lighting and decor at Clafouti is so fab!!



here Nathalie is showing off her air drumming skills....go Nat go!!!! Neal Peart has nuthin' on you girlfriend!

nothing like a latte, sipped from a beautiful blue bowl...

The name of the cafe is also the name of the above dessert, a custard tart with Bing cherries, just so scrumptious. Nat says that in France, the often make it without the crust.


The Tin Taj, is one of my favorite st shops on Queen W. The owner has an amazing and over-whelming amount of the funnest and cutest items i have ever seen......stuffed toys, decor items, tin toys, shabby chic items, etc. etc. and the shop is heavily guarded by Ogre, the french bulldog and two Siamese cats (oh how i wish i had taken pictures, next time i will be sure to)


The Tin Taj's Hallow e'en display, spooky fun!!!


So all in all, a fabulous day for Nat and me!! We had a great time chatting, eating, drinking and shopping!! I hope we can make this an annual fall event!


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