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So, a couple of new signs noticed in Westboro on today’s walk to the post office. Read the rest of this entry »


After two days of taking the bus to work, I was happy to wake up this morning to above freezing temperatures. It meant that the likelihood of ice on the road or snow on the path would be minimal. And I didn’t encounter either this morning. Read the rest of this entry »

After an unexpectedly pleasant transit ride this morning, I decided to walk home from Hull (funny how that’s so close to “Hell”). The walk along the EB Eddy bridge was timed so that traffic was slowed down by the construction or I had time to jump out of the splashes. Once I got to the Somerset Bridge over the O-train, the sidewalks were much clearer. I suppose more people walk around there. Read the rest of this entry »

Two pleasant surprises in one day, and all before8:30in the morning! How cool is that!

The first surprise was actually waking up to snow. I LOVE snow! It brightens up the dark autumn mornings and early evening. When you get enough of it, you can ski and toboggan or make snowmen and forts and have snowball fights. This fall, the weatherman has forecasted snow a few times in the long range forecast, only to disappoint me as the day gets nearer. Well this morning he didn’t disappoint. Waking up to a white blanket of snow made me smile. Read the rest of this entry »

 Sometimes there’s just so much going on in our neighbourhood and just not enough time to live and blog. So here’s a quick update of things I keep meaning to post:

  • The crane at 111Richmondwas installed last weekend. I meant to go over and take pics, but went hiking in theGatineauParkinstead.
  • Something is going on at the old Mostly Danish Furniture store. The papered-over windows had a new piece of paper posted on them yesterday. I was driving by so I couldn’t read it, but I’ll try to get by there today.
  • And the sign is up for Postino’s Panini and Espresso Bar. I’m not sure if they’re open, but I’ll try to get by there today too.

More later!

What do you wear to cycle to work when a cold north wind will blast your face? That was the question I had to ask myself this morning.

My plan to cycle until Christmas is still on track. The ground is still clear of any snow, and because we haven’t had much rain, even the colder mornings don’t have much ice. Read the rest of this entry »

NosyNeighbour just came back from another walk with the cat. The sign is now up on the new panini place. It’s going to be …. Read the rest of this entry »

After months of NosyNeighbour not getting me any  gossip, he finally returned with something juicy.

Our Saturday morning routine involves NosyNeighbour walking over to the Bagel Shop, buying four bagels and a newspaper (because that gets him to the minimum $ amount to use his debit card), then returning home to take our cat for a walk.

Today’s walk took them through Tramway Park and east along Byron Linear Pathway, down to Hampton. On their way back along Wellington, NosyNeighbour noticed some activity in the side entrance of Silk Road Treats (just beside Duss Brothers). My old hair dresser used to own this building, when it was known as Hair Rods. The side entrance is the door on the right, in what might have been a garage at one point.

The guy looks over at NosyNeighbour and our cat, and says, “Hello Wellington.” NosyNeighbour is wondering who this guy is. He doesn’t have a dog, which is how most people know our cat, who walks on a leash around the neighbourhood. He seems vaguely familiar, but Nosy Neighbour can’t place his face, yet. Read the rest of this entry »

Yesterday, as I cycled along the Ottawa River multi-user path, under the abandoned rail bridge, I was alone with my thoughts. I looked over the calm water in what’s known as Nepean Bay (according to google maps). It’s between Lemieux Island and the War Museum. Read the rest of this entry »

Footwear is a big deal if you walk a lot. And since I live in a walkable neighbourhood, I recognize the importance of properly fitted, comfortable shoes. I’m also at that age where current fashion trends don’t faze me. It’s all about classic style, comfort and value for money.

 Since I also believe in supporting local businesses, I thought I’d go for an afternoon walk (to get my feet puffy) and then try on some shoes at The Shoe Inn in Westboro. I wasn’t convinced that I’d buy them there, because I like to shop around for price. But, if the service is really good, I don’t mind paying a bit extra to support a local business. Read the rest of this entry »


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