The Woodstock Fleece Festival – Woolstock

Woodstock Fleece Festival

We haven’t made it to Rhinebeck (which was this past weekend), but we went to our local fleece festival, the Woodstock Fleece Festival (aka Woolstock) in Woodstock, Ontario, the weekend before. Some friends joined us so we had a nice little field trip out to the country to buy some beautiful fibres! I made sure […]

Lunch at the Drake Devonshire

Drake Devonshire

We didn’t take much vacation this summer, but one of our more memorable trips was to the Drake Devonshire in Prince Edward County. Five of us left Toronto in the late morning, driving the two hours to the Drake Devonshire for lunch. The inside dining area was rather empty as it was a beautiful sunny […]

Cactus-Themed Items for Your Home

grand pointe cactus, monique monique tricot

From what we’ve seen on instagram and pinterest, cactus- and unicorn-themed things are all the rage these days. I haven’t been into unicorns since I was about 8 years old, but cacti are a whole different thing. Tomiko and I first saw cacti when we visited Arizona around 1993, and we were awed by the […]

Rome, the Eternal City

Rome, the Eternal City

Rome was our last stop in Italy after Bologna. We dropped our bags at the hostel and set out to explore on foot! Rome is such a great historical city. Ryan and I would wander the small side streets then turn a corner and catch our first glimpse of the Colloseum off in the distance.

Roma Eats: La Carbonara

La Carbonara

When we got to Rome, Ryan looked up some nearby restaurants where we could have lunch. He found La Carbonara, open since 1906, which exceeded all of our expectations. La Carbonara is a small, family-run restaurant just an easy walk from the Roma Termini.

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