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Music Monday – “The party’s on/The feeling’s here/That only comes this time of year/Simply having a wonderful Christmastime”

Another re-imagined Christmas classic… “Wonderful Christmastime” – Tom McRae

Merry Christmas Drink

Shea made us a very tasty Christmas-themed drink this past weekend featuring peppermint vodka, toffee cream liqueur and chocolate-flavoured whiskey along with a rimmer of melted After 8 peppermint chocolates and crushed candy cane. We didn’t name the drink but I’m going to suggest “Christmas Star” since it certainly was a star of our weekend. […]

Saturday Snap – Gingerbread House

The Cult of Instant Pot

It was one of this year’s hottest Black Friday items online and the Instant Pot ™ combination pressure cooker/slow cooker, invented by a group of former Nortel engineers in Ottawa, has been compared to a cult for its fanatical following. What’s the appeal?  It quickly cooks food that’s tasty, healthy and, compared to the 1970’s pressure […]

Saturday Snap – Regina Downtown From Above

I’d won a free night at a local hotel at a staff supper earlier this year and we decided to use it this weekend…

Happy Halloween!

A few random thoughts… Shower thought: It struck me that Halloween was the original version of “Pokemon Go!” with kids roaming the streets, checking in at various locations and randomly encountering all kinds of strange and wonderful creatures. Weird to realise how many people will pass by our house, even though we have the lights […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Mexican Beach Wedding (February 2003)

So, for “family movie night” last weekend, Shea and I decided to hook up the video camera we bought back ~2002 but have rarely used lately (“Hey kids, that big boxy thing is what an iPhone used to look like!”) to show the kids our wedding video from Mexico in 2003. Pace watched about five […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – The Premier of Mexico? (February 2017)

It’s funny how things swirl and combine in unexpected ways. I haven’t written a lot about the ongoing Sask NDP Leadership Race (yet) and I haven’t posted a lot about the Mexican resort we’re planning to go to next February (yet). But, as I think back to the Mexican resort we visited last February, I can’t […]

Saturday Snap – Martha Stewart?

Shea’s channeling her inner Martha Stewart for a Thanksgiving center piece this year (though the fact that our plates appear to be stolen from a 1970’s Chinese restaurant sort of cancels the effect!) 😉

Saturday Snap – Our Seasonal Site Favourite Memories

It’s a silly thing but I sort of felt ripped off that, even after many provincial parks had a fire ban all year, the one we ended up at only implemented a fire ban for the last long weekend of the summer. We still had fun shoving some red Christmas lights into our fire pit […]