Friday, 26 June 2009

Knitting Yarns

I have been very busy and there are lots of exciting developments in the pipeline, but I am not quite ready to share them with you all. This blogging break hasn't really been restful, but rather stuffed with activity and more than a little stress. Anyway, I want to reassure my readers that normal service will resume as soon as possible.

In between all this frantic activity, I did snatch a few moments to read Death By Cashmere, a seaside knitting mystery by Sally Goldenbaum. This is the perfect summer read ~ not too demanding, but full of interesting characters. The action takes place in Sea Harbor, Massachusetts and I can almost smell the sea as I turn the pages.

I am coming to the end of this knitting yarn, but will be eagerly looking out for the next book in the Seaside Knitters' Mystery series. In the meantime, however you are spending your summer, I wish you rest, relaxation and an escape from the daily routine. Enjoy your weekend.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Escape

This weekend, we escaped the hustle and bustle of the city in search of tranquility and open spaces. We visited friends who live about two hours north of Toronto on Georgian Bay.

Georgian Bay is separated from the main part of Lake Huron by the Bruce Peninsula. It has more than 30,000 islands and over 2,000 kilometres of shoreline. In the summer months, it attracts tourists from far and wide, who come to enjoy nature and the fabulous beaches.

As you can probably tell from the photographs, it was quiet during our visit, due to the unseasonably cold temperatures. The wind was whipping up the waves and we didn't spend any longer than necessary outdoors.

On Sunday, we visited Blue Mountain, which is a ski resort during the winter months. It is a long time since our last visit, when the resort was in the early stages of development. I think that it has a certain charm, which is so often lacking in modern developments.

Sadly, it was such a cold day, that we only had a quick walk through the resort before looking for shelter from the bitter winds.

This photograph shows one of the ski runs in the background.

And the building with the canopy is a chocolate shop, which we felt obliged to visit! After all, what could be nicer than sharing chocolate with friends?


There was a fire in the grate in the centre of the square, but it was too cold to even stand around it and enjoy the warmth!

We stayed an extra night and came home yesterday feeling refreshed for a change in routine.

Speaking of changes in routine, I have decided to take a blogging break. I have a lot going on in my life at the moment and I don't have time to dedicate to writing and visiting you all. I am not sure how long I will be gone, but I will be back.