Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Is It Spring Yet?

Poor winter road conditions were behind the long and nasty commute today.

It was like a day at the gym right after the new year filled with do-gooders fulfilling their resolutions. Regular attendance not required, just when it suits them.

Maxed out treadmills, maxed out trains.

I cannot wait for Spring, so that I can bring my bike and body out of hibernation.

If the groundhog sees its shadow, I'll need a bike trip in Peru to tide me over another six weeks of winter!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

...all dressed in white

Call it bridal overdose, but this weekend was spent watching wedding movies (27 Dresses and The Wedding Date) and finishing off custom wedding jewelry orders.

I've also posted (long overdue) new items on Etsy featuring very suitable bridal jewelry made with the vintage crystals that we purchased in London last October. Our vintage line is extremely popular and from an artist's view - these crystals are an inspiration in itself!

We haven't actually sold anything on Etsy, but are pleased to have an outlet to showcase our goods online. In fact most of our Etsy inventory was sold at our market shows and some as a result of an Etsy "preview".

Once again we placed an advert in the 24 Hours Fall Wedding Guide, which was published while we were away in Spain...hence my neglect in blogging about this then. Should you be interested in a hard copy of this issue, please email me your mailing address and I'd be more than happy to send one out PDQ.

For the Bridezilla in all of us...chill and enjoy your special day!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

London Calling

Our holiday in Spain last October was by way of London; although we had great reservations of how much we would enjoy our stay there given how expensive the city is - we had a marvelous time getting reacquainted with our friends Kay and Nigel along with their three darling boys.

LOST: blue tights and red cape

After a day of walking the Portobello Market and squeezing in as many touristy visits, Big Ben reminded us that we should be making our way to find solace for our weary bodies.

Before heading to Gatwick for our flight home, we stopped by a few antique shops along Northcote Road in Battersea for our never-ending search of crystals. This old chap had jolly good luck!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Orange Ya Glad?

seedless and fragrant
oh my darling clementine
sweet and succulent


Current Music: Nirvana Lounge by Claude Challe

Friday, January 04, 2008

The Great White North

If you read our previous post, you know that this is not meant to offend anyone. Now for a little poke at the rest of the world :o)

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Now that Vancouver has won the chance to host the 2010 Winter Olympics, these are some questions people the world over are asking!

Believe it or not these questions about Canada were posted on an International Tourism Website, obviously the answers are a joke, but these questions were really asked!

Q: I have never seen it to be warm on Canadian TV, so how do the plants grow? (from England )
A: We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around and watch them die.

Q: Will I be able to see Polar Bears in the street? (from USA )
A: Depends on how much you've been drinking.

Q: I want to walk from Vancouver to Toronto - can I follow the Railroad tracks? (Sweden )
A: Sure, it's only 4000 miles. Take lots of water.

Q: Is it safe to run around in the bushes in Canada? (Sweden )
A: So it's true what they say about Swedes.

Q: It is imperative that I find the names and addresses of places to contact for a stuffed Beaver. (Italy )
A: Let's not touch this one.

Q: Are there any ATM's (cash machines) in Canada? Can you send me a list of them in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Halifax ? (England )
A: What did your last slave die of?

Q: Can you give me some information about hippo racing in Canada? (USA)
A: A-fri-ca is the big triangle shaped continent south of Europe.
Ca-na-da is that big country to your North...oh forget it. Sure, the hippo racing is every Tuesday night in Calgary. Come naked.

Q: Which direction is north in Canada ? (USA )
A: Face south and then turn 180 degrees Contact us when you get here and we'll send the rest of the directions.

Q: Can I bring cutlery into Canada? (England )
A: Why? Just use your fingers like we do.

Q: Can you send me the Vienna Boys' Choir schedule? (USA )
A: Aus-tri-a is that quaint little country bordering Ger-man-y, which is...oh forget it. Sure, the Vienna Boys Choir plays every Tuesday night in Vancouver and in Calgary, straight after the hippo races. Come naked.

Q: Do you have perfume in Canada? (Germany )
A: No, WE don't stink.

Q: I have developed a new product that is the fountain of youth. Can you sell it in Canada ? (USA )
A: Anywhere significant numbers of Americans gather.

Q: Can you tell me the regions in British Columbia where the female population is smaller than the male population? (Italy )
A: Yes, gay nightclubs.

Q: Do you celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada? (USA )
A: Only at Thanksgiving.

Q: Are there supermarkets in Toronto and is milk available all year round? (Germany )
A: No, we are a peaceful civilization of Vegan hunter/gathers. Milk is illegal.

Q: I have a question about a famous animal in Canada, but I forget its name. It's a kind of big horse with horns. (USA )
A: It's called a Moose. They are tall and very violent, eating the brains of anyone walking close to them. You can scare them off by spraying yourself with human urine before you go out walking.

Q: Will I be able to speak English most places I go? (USA )
A: Yes, but you will have to learn it first.