Tuesday, 14 July 2015



We camped Friday evening at Rideau River Park. We were meant to be there the entire weekend but the mosquitoes were atrocious! My poor babies were bitten alive. We packed up, wished our friends luck and went home for a cool swim in our pool and a proper meal in the comfort of our air conditioned home. Sounds a bit bad in print but you would have done the same, trust me!

We sat by the fire making s'mores ( I find them disgusting) I might be the only one in the planet who doesn't fancy them, too decadent for me. We went with about 10 other families each had there own take on s'mores. Marshmallows,  peanut butter & rolos and I was only there for one evening. The kids ran around with glow sticks making light shows.. yes they were up late enough to make light shows. I tried a few times to put them down they would just jump out of bed and unzip the tent and join us by the fire again. We didn't get much sleep but it's always fun to try to make our "expectations" of camping come true. We woke up like this in the morning without the smiles! Romilly is ready for potty training- I'm not! 

Monday, 13 July 2015


I took a chance and drove to CTC to see if they had opened up any seats for the Taylor Swift concert last week. I scored tickets in the 100 section side stage! When Taylor came out I screamed like a 12 year old super fan; we all did! I sang and danced throughout her two hour show. ( partially lost my voice) She was close enough to touch at one point, while swinging around on her movable stage. She is an inspiring strong and beautiful young lady.  Such a great night, One I would be proud to take Romilly to in a few years. When the show is better than the CD you don't feel guilty at all about spending that much on tickets. On advice from a friend I wore my brightest red lipstick. 

Thank you Miss Swift for an excellent night!  xo

Wednesday, 1 July 2015


We are attending the annual Ottawa Canada Day BBQ at the Lougheed's today. For as long as I have lived in Ottawa on this day you can always expect a little rain! It's already started which is OK because museums are FREE today! Once you've checked out your favourite museum you can grab your brolli and walk over to parliament hill for festivities. Here is a picture of some easy to do Canada Flag bunting!

Tuesday, 30 June 2015


A few weeks ago we went to this little cafe in Stittsville called Quitters. We rode our bikes; there are bike rakes in the back) and a lovely patio for sunny days. While Steve was routing out our bike ride he took it upon himself to find a fun snack stop. I'm glad he picked this place because my friend Marianne has mentioned it is "the place" to go in Stittsville. If you are looking for a cozy place to drink coffee, tea and enjoy a little snack this is it. I had a turkey sandwich with some lovely chutney on it that is also sold in the cafe.  I can't forget to mention it's owned by a little Canadian legend; singer & songwriter Kathleen Edwards. I hope one day to catch a performance.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015



We went to get our hair cut today and survived! This was Romilly's first time getting hers cut but Euan is an old pro now. He went to the Barber but I wouldn`t let Romilly get her hair cut there. I saved a pinch for her baby book and asked the lady to give her plaits. She looked adorable! I didn`t get the after shot of Euan yet but I`m sure to post one this week. When S came home he had also went for a haircut funny as it was not discussed- great minds....

Thursday, 18 June 2015


Our Cousin Kelly was married over the weekend to her sweetheart Adam. We had a lovely evening twirling on the dance floor. Steve dances with such passion. I wish I could keep up with his groove. We didn't have to pick the kids up until just before church Sunday morning so we woke up very early and rode our bikes 25km to the city to pick up our car. It was my first time riding that far and I am looking forward to doing it again this weekend for Jazz Fest. It was nice to go on the same path that Husband takes to work in the spring & summer months. So much nature! Wishing Kelly & Adam a life of the mutual weirdness we call marriage! xoxo