Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Dahlia cake for a cause

I wanted to try a different kind of flower and these sort of look like dahlias. I donated this cake to the Madagascar School Project for their annual fundraising dinner which features a cake auction.

 The cake apparently had a few admirers!

There were some lovely offerings this year and I'm delighted to report that my cake garnered a $200 bid for a very worthy cause!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Farewell Knowlton Nash

Known fondly as "Mr. Ten O'Clock" because he delivered the CBC newscast at that hour, Knowlton Nash passed away last night. I had the good fortune to work with him in 2001, seen here with my friend and co-worker Brian Smith in a Toronto sound studio. Knowlton was a warm, funny and gentle man who I'm happy to have met and to have shared a few laughs with...

Friday, May 23, 2014

Through the window

 This time of year the birds are in glorious plumage.

 The American goldfinch goes from drab olive colour to bright yellow by the time May comes around.

 I'm so lucky to have Mr. and Mrs. Grosbeak at my feeders. Actually, four pairs of them!

These two photos of the grosbeak were shot through a screen...when I tried through the glass, he flew away. At any rate, you can still see his beauty albeit in soft focus. Lovely, big bird that looks to me like he has a napkin tied around his neck and he's ready to dig in to his dinner.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

50th Anniversary cake

It was tricky to get all the requests in for this cake: Blue was a favourite colour. Gold to represent the 50 year milestone. Wedding vows. It's all there and apparently, it was a hit!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Bye Bye Bruins

I've always been a Montreal Canadiens fan and last night they eliminated the Boston Bruins. It put me in mind of an old photo my brother took when he and I went to Dorval airport to greet the conquering heroes...in 1971! I was 10 years old. Someone ahead of us was swinging a poor teddy bear Bruin wearing Bobby Orr's number 4, hanging him in effigy. I remember my mother saying that that was mean. But...I was just happy the Habs beat the Bruins. Felt good in 1971 and felt pretty good in 2014 too! Go Habs go!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Port Theatre

With so many old theatres being pulled down and replaced by modern, multi-plex cinemas, it was a pleasure to attend the inaugural Comedy Festival in Cornwall last Sunday night at the old Port theatre, a relic from a different time. The seats were a tad uncomfortable but it was lovely being inside an old building like that. Ahhh, if only the walls could talk.


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