Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Christmas Bazaars Have Begun !

My dear husband, otherwise known as Rob and a few other choice names at times, had me running errands for him at 7:30 am.  It is love that I go the extra miles for him, right?  I thought so.

After returning home around 10 am, I still had a whole house screaming out my name to clean it, but alas once again my plans have been put on the back burner while I go forward with other more pressing matters like first calling Bell Canada to ensure the service man was going to show up by 12 Noon as promised.

The Bell Service man did not show up until long after I had left, but fortunately Rob had been home to have him hook-up a new Router to provide us with faster Internet upload and download speeds.  Hooray !!!  even though there was an extra cost of $5.00 attached to it.

I had been gone by 12:30 pm to collect my neighbour and wait at the downtown Tim Hortons for my Auntie Gladys to arrive as we were headed out to the Christmas Bazaar at Gateway Haven Nursing Home, where my Mother resides.

Once we arrived I left the other two to go up to bring Mother down from her room.  By the time we had came down to where the Bazaar was going on my Sister Jeanne had also arrived.

When I had been upstairs looking around Aunt Gladys & Pari had made their way around the Bazaar.  Aunt Gladys had gotten a nice little Cheese Cake perfect size for her and Uncle Basil.  Jeanne and I then went to have a look about.  She had bought an Apple Pie and I a Blueberry.  You have to get there early to have first pick from the Baked Goods table.  There had been some other nice homemade items, however nothing I needed, although I did love the unique carved bird house in the face of a man.  The "old fashioned" tea towels had also been very lovely.

I had ran into old friends of my Mom & Dads, who were actually going to surprise her by stopping in for a visit.  She had not seen them for at least 5 or so years.  It had been very nice to see Ralph and Eva, as when growing up we had been at their place all the time it had seemed.  I still see their children from time to time in my travels.

We all had a nice visit together over a few goodies and a cup of tea.  I even had offers a couple of times to have my Blueberry Pie looked after.  What a great price of $8.00 for a Homemade Blueberry Pie.

I was very very *sad* today as my favourite wood stove kettle had heated its last pot on top of the wood stove.

My poor Swan Kettle was found this day with a broken neck.  I was heartbroken.  I posted on my Facebook status that she was broken, and Toni with an "i" found me one on Ebay, where I placed a bid on it.  It looks brand new this RARE 1991 "Kamenstein" Swan Kettle, that you may view by going HERE.  I am hoping my lowly bid will be accepted as the shipping is $28 + alone.  

Should anyone local have a unique kettle that would suit on top our new wood stove that they no longer have any use for I surely would give it a good home.  Just let me know if you do.  Thanks in advance.

I am exhausted.  When out in the weather today it had been very cold and windy, however a day regardless the cold I would not want to have missed out on.

I am having a pair of shoes replaced by Brooks who make Avia, however I am very tired right now with our young pup, Portia, needing my attention, so that story will have to wait another day.  In the meantime I am signing off for now, Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard.


  1. I suggest you take a look in some second hand shops, maybe even antique stores, for a replacement kettle. It might catch you a bargain.

    The bazaars are starting to get underway here too.

  2. So sorry your swan passed away!
    Jane x

  3. Sounds like you had a very lovely time at the bazaar! I miss going to the nursing home, but am not ready to see the ladies without my Mom being there.
    Hope you find a new kettle that you like!


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