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what are you doing May 5th

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Plan ahead, come to Ottawa, come enjoy the city, … come meet the dogs, and bring your own.  The Byward Market a tourist attraction right in the down town of Ottawa, minutes from the Parliament buildings.  This is a day for walking enjoying the day, the shops and fabulous snacks and meals on the Market.

There will be Pup-Up shops, Patio & Pups, Paw Prints, Bones and treats, Pup Tails, PTSD/Service Rescue.

For more information, email   callBetty613@gmail.com

To all my fellow camera buffs, think of the potential.  Downtown  is not all that far away.  You have lots of time to plan ahead.  Sunday May 5th.  Place the Byward Market  55 Byward Market Sq. welcome to the ByWard Market

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There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you, it is going to be a butterfly . Buckminster Fuller

HAPPY THURSDAY EVERYONE

Oyashikiri

please pass this along to any and all you think might enjoy a day out with their dog(s)

Tea on the Market

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Looking for a place that is welcoming and well stocked with tea.. You have come to the right place if you have discovered the TeaStore@ 53 York Street in the Byward market right in the heart of the city, minutes away from Parliament Hill, and the Rideau Shopping Center.  These two ladies are regulars, they bike down on week-ends to enjoy a visit and their favourite tea and baked goodie.  During the summer they are able to add the delicious fresh fruit that is abundant in the market stalls nearby.  In winter they soak up the warmth inside of the shop, where they get to sit in a sunny area, either at tables or if lucky to get it the small red sofa.  Cosy as all get out..!

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The shop is now owned by Joshua Savoie, who obviously has done a great job in maintaining the welcoming ambiance of the shop, he is gaining new “regulars” week-days and week-ends. The young hostess that was there when I visited Saturday was very knowledgeable about the teas, and products sold in the shop.  Had I had more time, I would have welcomed a lazy visit watching the activities from outside at one of the tables or inside at the big bright window.  Perched at the window table =^_^=

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Ahhhh and what was I doing there… this charming shop, *teastore* has started to sell the cards I make for the Perfect Liberty, Funky Monkey Boutique.  As you know the FMB has a sale only 2, 3 times a year,  The cards are available all year, however we are at 1010 Hunt Club (near Airport Parkway)… so that is going west on Hunt Club if you are at Bank, you turn right to go towards Airport Parkway, Riverside etc.

Remember that October 15th. we are having our fall, Funky Monkey Boutique sale, 9 a.m. 1 pm.  After that it will be after church on the 21st. and by appointment. We have a lot of Diva jewelry, brand name purses, Xmas village what nots, funky bits and pieces for your Halloween outfits….some crafty items.  I will have a few of the scrapbooking/card making extras there, you never know what you will find.

Don’t be disappointed, come early, there is only so much room in the FMB.  What is that expression “the early bird gets the worm”…

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Look at all the teas, this is just a portion of the tea being offered at the * teastore*, you can follow them on facebook and twitter, their web address is   http://www.teastore.ca

Everyone loves a good cuppa tea, there is so much to explore and see on the market. and the new updated Rideau Center..  Shake the shoppers and the big price tags, wander over to the  * teastore * 53 York Street, (next door to Lapointe’s)  enjoy the brew and the view.

Everyday is a new beginning

 

Oyashikiri

 

Buongiorno -Good day everyone!

Italy,Amalfi Coast

Italy’s Amalfi coastal area, would I have loved to have been with the photographer who took this picture at that given moment. Italy for me is a far off country that I know very little of.  A client went there on a biking tour came back with wonderful stories of the charm and many delights she encountered while touring there. At the time her pictures and recounting of the many little adventures they had enjoyed caught my fancy and I thought of ways my husband and I could get over there to hike or walk the hills and valleys.  Hmmm nice dream.  With time that thought and desire faded, and in its place some other “idea” took my fancy.

Italy,VeniceVenice, Italy, how weathered and worn these steps are how many people have taken these steps to go about their daily lives, if you live in this area, do you still hear the water lapping  up on the steps, are has it just become white noise.  For me, my imagination has me wondering what it must be like to walk down the stairs, sunshine and clear skies beckoning, to  get on a water vehicle of sorts then  glide off around the corner of the wall to explore and take in a world that will be brand new to me.  LOL that is  of course on a larger scale, the reality is I do this everyday, when I wake the world around me has kept on evolving, so each and every day, without fail, is a brand new day.  Each and every day without fail, I can walk outside, get in my car, or walk, bike, to discover brand new delights, make new friends, the possibilities are endless.

I live minutes from Canada’s historical parliament buildings, where tourists come for world wide to enjoy every year.  Here we have the changing of the guards daily during the summer where the sound of the pipes and the marching soldiers never fail to draw a crowd.  Then there is the famous Byward market where people from all walks of life gather to be part of “the scene”.. I can walk/skate the Rideau Canal, the  bike trail along  the Rideau River is within minutes of leaving my home, this is where you’ll find the Queens swans in the summer months.   If I go in another direction I’m on the banks of the Ottawa River and a parkway that leads to more parks and to the stables of the RCMP horses (Royal Canadian Mounted Police).  I happen to live in a major city, but I know that everyone has their own wonderlands to discover right close to home.  In the city our idea of a “Sunday drive” is to drive out to the country, to capture the tranquility of a lake or parts of the rivers that are not surrounded by built up urban living.

Italy,Senigallia

Today my thoughts drifted to Italy, it was nice to journey through the various moments that were provided by the artists that use a camera for their expressions and art.  This last picture is of Senigallie, Italy.  Each photographer saw a part of Italy and captured it in frame, so that to the viewer, it gave a glimpse of where they were at that moment in time.  Too bad we can’t do that with the different hardships we live through.  Unfortunately they are usually scars in our emotional scrapbooks.  However like these pictures, our heartfelt scars that we so painfully earned from whatever experience or challenge we dealt with, are beautiful in their own way, like the mist in the above pictures.  Each one makes us unique.  When we walk with God/TAO, each lesson we learn along the way, gives us genuine inner strength to begin each day knowing we are the masters of our own destiny. Living and Life, are part of the  journey, getting there, being present for every moment of your waking hours, that is a gift.  Share your gifts, the bounty returned will be a hundredfold.

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Always be with God/Tao – Ayashikiri

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