I was at the Forks today, a major tourist hub in Winnipeg, and one of my favourite hangouts. I had supper at my favourite restaurant there, A Taste of Sri Lanka. And then splurged on a small cookie dough flurry from Neon Cone. I highly recommend both when you visit. I found a table and… Continue reading Editing at the Forks
This time around I asked fellow Anita Factor writing group member, Larry, the following two questions: What inspired you to write your first book? I was enrolled in a correspondence writing course at the time. For our third assignment, we were asked to write an article for a children’s magazine. I figured lightning would be… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Larry Verstraete
Award-winning author, Jodi Carmichael, is a fellow founding member of the Anita Factor writing group. She was the first of our group (with the members at the time) to be published with her middle grade novel, Spaghetti is Not a Finger Food (and other life lessons). We were all so excited for her! Jodi is… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Jodi Carmichael
Larry and I actually met as members of a writing group. Prior to the Anita Factor, we were both involved with Vast Imaginations. After a few years, the two groups amalgamated. When Larry and I first met, he was already an award-winning, established writer of several non-fiction books for children. He joined our writing group… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Larry Verstraete
Keyser (front) and Basil show off their holiday spirit with their Christmas ties. Keyser's expression however, is unimpressed. He's so funny. They look sweet anyway! Thanks to our groomer, Vada Club K9, in Winnipeg for the awesome accessories. I love this grooming shop. They take their time, give the dogs breaks when they need, are… Continue reading Unimpressed Doggie
Today is my third, and final, post about Dalnavert, an authentic Victorian era house museum in downtown Winnipeg. In my first post I talked about our experience with a shadow puppet show of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. My second post showcased the formal Christmas dinner. Today, I wanted to share some photos I took… Continue reading Authentic Victorian
Dalnavert is a Victorian house museum in Winnipeg, that has been restored to it's original 1895 grandeur when Sir Hugh McDonald and his family lived in the home. Sir Hugh was the son of Sir John A. McDonald, Canada's first Prime Minister. This is a single place setting for a formal Christmas dinner. Which fork… Continue reading Umm, Which Fork?
I just love the blue on these Christmas trees, decorated at the Winnipeg Airport. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, a Happy Holiday Season, and the Best in the New Year!
Carnaval is a Brazilian BBQ restaurant in Winnipeg. It appears to be expensive, but for the experience you get - it's not! Carnaval is an all-you-can-eat BBQ. The waiters walk around with huge skewers of different kinds of marinated meat. Each customer gets a two-sided card. Green means bring on the BBQ, red means not… Continue reading An Experience at Carnaval – Brazilian BBQ
The flitting wings of butterflies. Assiniboine Park Zoo, butterfly house. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada This was my first time testing my new macro lens. 100mm.