Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Deacon enjoying the stream at Lowville Park. I thought I would try adding a video clip - and it actually worked!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Baking Day

There's something about the weather turning a tad chilly that makes you want to bake and make the house smell like cinnamon. So you can see before you the product of my measuring, stirring and sprinkling. I made some banana chocolate chip nut bread and muffins (that's a mouthful, pun not intended) and some apple cinnamon muffins. Yum! Time to plug in the kettle...

Friday, October 10, 2008


The Thanksgiving long weekend is one of my favourite times of year and what a gorgeous day we have to start things off. After navigating my way along the 401 to collect Taylor for the weekend I needed some peace and quiet on the patio. My Fall TBR list consists of The Provincial Lady in London, The Provincial Lady in Wartime, 84 Charing Cross Road, The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters and Excellent Women by Barbara Pym. As you can see, Deacon is guarding my current read, Brideshead Revisited. Actually, I was really hoping he wouldn't lift his leg on it while I went in for the camera.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Day One

Today is my 46th birthday and as good a day as any to start a blog. I thought about calling my blog "A Life With Deacon" as most stories these days have to do with various incidents and calamity involving our border collie.  But there is another side to my life that has nothing to do with reality.  It's the seemingly never ending obsession I have with Englishness and all that that entails.  So this blog is going to be my own little English bolthole right here in Canada.