Did I mention to you that I was hoping to meet up with a couple of Blog pals while I was in Canada?Unfortunately I was unable to meet with Cindy from http://justnorthofwiarton.blogspot.co.uk/. I had no idea of just how big Ontario is (apparently the UK will fit into Ontario three times and once into Lake Ontario) and it wasn't feasible this time. I do hope we can do it another time.
I did get to meet Jane from The Maple Syrup Mob at http://swiftsuresongbird.blogspot.co.uk/ - although she didn't bring the bear with her! My friend, Ruth, works all over Ontario and had to work in Barrie one day, so Jane and I were able to meet up for lunch and a wander. Jane blogged about this a while ago: http://swiftsuresongbird.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/friendsvegans-and-countrymen.html Barrie is located on Kempenfelt Bay, Lake Simcoe. Jane lives way over the other side of the lake - no bridge I am afraid!
You can see a picture of the lovely meal we had on Jane's blog! I should point out that we did also have pasta, but Jane wasn't impressed with me eating white bread or worse still, drinking tap water. She was very keen to point out where it had been! However, it was only recently that I read that the air we breathe has been in our planet's atmosphere since the Earth existed.... so I did point this out and ask her who had been breathing her air. Mind boggling isn't it?
I must admit I was a tad nervous before meeting Jane, but it felt like being with an old friend. We had such a lovely day and talked about so many things... I am sure we'll meet again. Maybe we get to know each other better than we realise here in Blogland. Here she is underneath the beautiful spirit catcher sculpture:
|Jane from the Maple Syrup Mob|
You can read all about Ron Baird's beautiful sculpture here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit_Catcher It really is staggeringly magnificent and makes the most amazing noises as the wind moves around the moving pieces.
Enjoy your day
Love Mrs Thrifty