20 Years From Now...

"20 YEARS FROM NOW," Mark Twain said, “you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did.”THIS online journal is dedicated to our next 20 years!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

July Clowder

It's been a busy week. One filled with water activities, exciting news and updates from friends and much, much more. Let's start with the obvious. It goes without saying John is in his kayak and on the water whenever the weather permits. His favourite destination is Ten Mile Lake.


 One of the main reasons is the clarity of the water. It's crystal.


Another reason is he tends to be the only person there. Having access to his own private lake in beautiful northern Ontario is an absolute gift.


Next exciting update. Huge congratulations to Rosella and Jim on the birth of their first grandchild, Noa Marie. This adorable baby girl will soon travel in style. First, in this gorgeous vintage buggy thanks to her amazing and talented Grandma...and later as a teenager in Grandpa's restored mustang. (Breathe, Jim. Just breathe!)

Courtesy: http://rhubarbandroses-rosella.blogspot.ca

It's always a pleasure to connect friends with friends and this month we introduced two amazing guys to two of our oldest friends. Adding housesitting into the mix just makes it all that more special. For the next two weeks Mark and Alan are house and pet sitting for Dave and Flo while they're in Ontario's beautiful cottage country. We'll join Dave and Flo for a few days which is why we suggested they make arrangements with Mark and Alan to care for their home. 


We received a telephone call from the guys this morning to say they've made the decision to join TrustedHousesitters.com. Next to ourselves we can't think of anyone better suited to this amazing lifestyle. Congratulations, guys! For those interested in following along on their adventure, check out Alan's blog. (Click HERE.)


Speaking of housesitting, John and I return to Edinburgh this fall. Our first two weeks will be spent with Scottish cats Charlie and Leo. Did I mention TrustedHousesitters.com?

On to something completely different (yet somewhat connected) - my love and appreciation for the English language. It's ever changing and at times down right brilliant. For instance, did you know 'glaring', 'clutter' and 'clowder' all refer to a group of cats? How cute is that?


Last, but not least, is a recipe for one of my favourite summertime drinks.  


Long Island Iced Tea 

In a pitcher combine

-2 cups of ice cubes
-1 ounce vodka
-1 ounce gin
-1 ounce white rum
-1 ounce tequila
-1/2 ounce triple sec
-2 tablespoons lemon juice

Stir. Divide equally into 4 tall glasses and add cola. Salute! 

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1 comment:

  1. Oh Dianne - I just now have had a chance to catch up. Thanks for the shout out and yes, my heart has been stolen by our beautiful granddaughter. I'm with them right now and getting lots of cuddle time - she's so adorable. A wee gift from heaven! So great that you've recruited a couple more house sitters - you guys are amazing! Wish we could be sitting on the deck right now, sharing a glass of that special tea with you and John!!! Hope we get to see you again soon.

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