Coquitlam's Canada Day celebration at Lafarge Lake on Sunday. The artisan village is open from noon to 9pm so please drop by.
I'll be demo'ing some felting and a few other techniques I use (and probably finishing up the clasps on these cuffs too!).
A whole day - the first day of the summer vacation - a whole day of parenting ... non-stop
What I did:
1. visited Family Place, played and picked up news items for the newsletter
2. paid in cheques, picked up prescriptions, shopped at Costco
3. swam, lots
4. took a few photographs and ran other errands
6. wrangled, negotiated, threatened, bribed and cajoled
What I didn't do:
2. read emails
3. prep for Sunday's craft fair
... and it continues next week too :o
At the end of the day and the start of the summer holidays for the Wee Guy and the end of the school year and more writing to pack in there somehow ... and how awesome it all is.
So ... monetise or not?
My internal struggle (to put a grand and pretentious spin on it) about Brand Me and blogging for financial gain.
Well - it got us a slap up meal of fish and chips this weekend. Pajo's, a local legend, celebrated 25 years at its Port Moody location recently. It also sponsored that little shindig I went to a couple of weeks ago, slipping a cool gift certificate into my end-of-party gift bag alongside the diaper cream and fabric softener.
More importantly, Mon who runs the Pajo's twitter introduced herself at the party, then thanked me for the retweets. She was the only "brand" who did say hi at the event.
It's a total pleasure! Pajo's is one of the reasons we ended up in PoMo. A day out from the city, sunny afternoon in Rocky Point park, fish and chip supper from Pajo's - we were sold on the location. And they've continued to be one of our summertime destinations ever since (and early/late season when we find them braving the elements). Queues can be a bit insane during the popular rush hour times but the quality is never compromised. Order early then play some frisbee while waiting to build up an appetite. Portions are generous, the lemonade thirst-quenching and don't forget the tartare sauce. My recommendation? get the three fish sampler and crunch through halibut, cod and salmon - an excellent share plate al fresco. Wee Guy gave the hot dog a thumbs up and reminded me that the fish nuggets between two make an excellent mid afternoon snack after swimming (Rocky Point pool is now open).
Pajo's - it's a pleasure to retweet you :)
Apart from the VancouverMom.ca Top 30 Blogger gift certificate, no money has changed hands here. The words and views and fish pics are my own.
The beautiful lady.
Woman are rated more beautiful with dilated pupils; wide-eyed, alluring, youthful. Belladonna, deadly nightshade contains atropine which acts on parasympathetic nerve endings, causing pupillary dilation ... and death in high concentrations,but not from looking cute.
Dripped into the eye, effects take a while to peak. Vision blurs after the initial stinging and it's diffficult to focus short distance.then things get really bright. And with dilated pupils the optician has a better view into the eye.
Bella donna - manga heroine.
The Wee Guy was impressed.
mr ebb was impressed with my cute blurriness.
I have early-onset cataracts developing in each eye.
|courgette and mushroom ragout on a bed of noodles|
Soooo Saturday is almost done, a full day at Northern Voice held at Woodward's downtown learning about blogging and social media and Lean Publishing and Pinterest (am blogging from phone so sorry, no hyperlinks). As usual with NV, i'm inspired. Last year it was podcasting; this year it's Pinterest (where self-promotion is apparently de rigeur).
Tomorrow i'm switching it up to go knitting in the rain. I don't foresee the same levels of inspiration but I am looking forward to the company.
In a perfect world shutter release would be instantaneous and I'd have caught the Woodward's building W framed perfectly, neon red against a brilliant blue sky this morning.
The W rotates high above the heads of Vancouverites in the downtown eastside core. Another shot would show the W face on instead of sideways. But I chose to carry on along Hastings Street to get to my appointment.
Too much in a hurry?
Just missed the opportunity?
Almost nailed it?
Who knows, and who's to judge except me?
C'est la vie.
I get to decide.
xxx wrote: "We are also the first country to win 2 world wars, liberating millions of people from the Nazi's, land on the moon, provide the very last vestage of hope for people who come here from 3rd world countries run by dictators, allow people to practice freedom of religion, earn as much money as their talents will allow, be able to speak out against our government freely without fear of being executed or thrown in a gilag, invent and develop electricity, the light buld, the telephone, the personal computer, the transistor, the assembly line, and on and on... please don't move here Amanda, at least until you get a clue!"Soooo ... where do I start?
yyy wrote: "***y goes to school with a young woman from Iraq. She was horrified when he explained to her that we don't have government-sponsored medical insurance for everyone. I found it pretty poignant considering where she's from."
|quack today; left-overs tomorrow|
|fine silver wire beads - patina added & aged to perfection to give a golden glow|