Friday, May 27, 2011

Giveaway Friday

Because everyone loves a good giveaway, especially when it involves something delicious :)

Saturday, May 14, 2011


This spa may have just saved my sanity.... They make all their own scrubs/masks/moisturizers from proper organic and natural ingredients and even have special treatments for preggos - how fantastic!

Thank you Peppermint Organic Spa!

If you happen to be in the Ottawa area, check them out.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Best of my life

We joined some friends for a Mother's Day Afternoon tea at the MacKenzie King Estate in Gatineau Park.  Besides being surrounded by the beauty of the Park, for the former PM had some lovely stone "ruins" erected for his enjoyment - and now ours...

The estate is also home to the most delicious scone I have ever had the chance to taste.  If you happen to be in the Ottawa area and are looking for a lovely afternoon in the woods, make sure you pop by for a cup of tea and the world's most delicous scone, you won't regret it!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Four things Friday

1. I desperately want a bike so that I can bike the canal all the way to Parliament and see the Tulips, Kath bikes all the time and rarely uses her car… I'm jealous - plus the price of gas is terrible these days….

2. I miss my friends in Calgary terribly… email is nice, Skype is better but they both pale in comparison to visiting face to face - and tea o'clock is beyond fantastic when you can share it with some pretty fantastic people.

3.  More on #2, my next visit to Calgary (7 July!) will be epic… It's Pete's first Stampede, my first in 3 years (Yahoo!), and the last time I'll be in town until next year… Newborns + a new house = Linda has to stay in Ottawa for a bit.

4. This is my first summer since 2007 where I won’t be elsewhere training… I was in Victoria in 2008 and Quebec City for 2009 & 2010 - I will forever miss the 400 stairs up to the plains of Abraham… perhaps I'll roadtrip it up and see some friends that will be there for a few weeks.