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Week 14

Another week down! It’s starting to be the downwards slope towards the end of course and I still have a lot of baking supplies in the cupboards. Time to get crazy in the kitchen! I’m not eating sugar or flour but that doesn’t mean everyone else has to stop too..
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Tuesday we had some crazy fog weather where you could barely see a few steps in front. Made for an eerie morning!
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At work they are having a ‘silent auction’ fundraiser and asking for donations of household items. They were super keen for some NZ items, so I donated a few kiwiana gift packs – with what they called toque’s (beanies)! I also made 3 cookie mixes in jars which went down a treat with all the males in the basement. There is a spreadsheet where you put your bids into over the next month.
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A bit of a quiet week at work, we have moved onto our next topic – which seems to be everyone elses favourite apart from mine.. Aircraft! Overall I’m currently beating all the Canadians and coming top of the class so can’t complain with that (baking must be working)!

Friday night it was girls night and it was a beaut arvo so Julie from course took us out for a stroll to this lake beach called Riverside Park. It was really peaceful and the first time we had seen sand in a long long time! We walked through to Mooney’s Park and then to the Hog’s Back Falls on the Rideau River.
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http://www.ncc-ccn.gc.ca/places-to-visit/parks-paths/hog%E2%80%99s-back-park
Hogs Back Falls:
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We headed back to Julie’s apartment for a spa and then out for tea at the Fox and Feather, a local bar near Julie’s apartment downtown. We stopped to read the menu outside and an older guy who was outside told us that the food and service was really great. Not needing much convincing, we were inside – turns out that he was the owner!
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Few drinks and the most delicious chicken greek salad and baked French onion soup. Might have to start making this, it is delicious!!!!
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We walked home through town, saw parliament for the first time in the dark. It looked amazingly medieval! (comparison from the next day)
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A bit of shopping in the weekend, its funny what you find around the place!
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This bookshop was hilarious. The guy behind the counter was very strange, and when I mentioned how this place would cope in an earthquake he didn’t seem to enjoy the joke! Books went literally from floor to ceiling. It was too overwhelming to even know where to start that I couldn’t bring myself to touch anything. Gem did and a small pile of books toppled over!!
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Can you see the shark cloud?
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Bus travel hit an all time low on Sunday when I saw an old man picking out his nose hairs with tweezers and then blowing them round the bus. I had to walk in front of him to get out the bus back door, don’t think I have ever moved so quickly!!! I appreciate his dedication to manscaping… but time and a place, time and a place!!!!

Posted by emdaisy 15:44 Archived in Canada

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