Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Shaw Festival

Earlier this week we were in Niagara on the Lake to see some plays at the Shaw Festival.  This is a very charming town and hotels, shops, and residents go out of their way to beautify the place with flowers.  This is just an island in  the middle of the road!  And the Courthouse theatre is the gray one with the pillars

The Prince of Wales Hotel

The Charles Inn, a charming place to stay with a superb restaurant
This area is well known for it's wines and there are plenty of vineyards to tour.

the Trisha Romance house.  The whole town is filled with lovely century old houses, this being perhaps one of the fancier.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


I've managed to do quite a bit of reading this summer at the cottage.  I'm somewhat hooked on Peter Robinson (no relation) mysteries and feel that I could land in parts of Yorkshire and start walking and I would know my way!  Another odd mystery was Lie To Me by Timothy Findlay.  But I enjoyed it.

While in Boston last weekend for the wedding of my nephew (and what a wonderful celebration that was!) I wandered into Borders bookstore only to find that they had just received the Canadian Kobo readers and were promoting them for a very nice price.  So I bought one.  I haven't used it a lot -in fact have only bought and downloaded one book.  But I think that it will be very useful for overseas travel.  It works outside, which I hear is a disadvantage to some of the others.  And I decided that it needed a little case to protect it.  So whipped one up with some more of my gelatin plate printed fabric.