Market & Co At Upper Canada Mall

IMG_4763Enjoying this new Market & Co. that just opened it’s doors to our Upper Canada Mall here in Newmarket, Ontario 3 days ago.  Love the unique stores.

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Fresh flowers from “Floralescence” I bought gladiolus and sunflowers so pretty. They make me smile:-)

 

“Newmarket Olive Co” has delicious Oils and Vinegar for bread dipping or salads and so much more. But hey let them tell you how to use them. “Eat What You Love Drink What You Want” Perfectly said.

 

Kitchen &CO has class that you too can sign up for, just go see their class list.  I attended  todays class  “Create A Swoon-Worthy Charcuterie & Cheese Board”! Hosted by  “Seed To Sausages”  I know a lot more about cheeses and sausages now! Good chatting to couples waiting in line and at the table. Fantastic afternoon spent there, I call it “Me Time;-)))”

 

 

Oh you should see all the deserts and bread! You will be amazed and I can guarantee you it will be hard to figure out what to get for your sweet tooth!

 

Chips, Chips and more all freshly made just for You with flavours of Salt and Malt and much more! I tell you people where lining up to get a taste of the “Ray Woody’s Craft Chippery” Chips.

 

You love fresh fish go seIMG_4758e “Pier 87 Fish Market & Grill” wow an oyster bar too!

 

 

 

IMG_4785If pizza is your favorites, especially backed in a wood oven! Oh tell you I plan to take my hubby to “Midici”. One of the restaurants to have a meal. ;-)

Oh yes “Union Chicken” is there too, realy another place to have supper. Hope to meet Chef Michael Angeloni one day too. You should see the camper outside…long line ups just like “Ray Woody’s Craft Chippery” inside!

Yes even our Vince’s Market it their with there fresh fruits and vegetables the best in town!IMG_4775

 

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You like coffee, tea or yes win even that they have in the Market & Co with wine tasting bar.IMG_4734

Soup form Ma’s Best Quality Soup I am sure will taste perfect when you have no time to make a warm tasty soup for you loves one.IMG_4777

 

 

 

 

Have I told you this is a wonderful place to meet people too. I have chatted with people from Toronto, Sharon, Innisfil and really loved chatting with the 3 couples at my table exchanging how they store cheese, LOL (see class above that I attended).

Smile, now you know what I did for the last 2 days while my hubby was hiking up in the North of Michigan. Taking my daughter to her new work place as I enjoyed her new surroundings too. “Sam I know You Can Do It”

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De La Salle Beach in Sutton

IMG_3163This is an Ice Wonderland right here in Sutton, Ontario….

unbelievable how there is sooooo much ice on the beach! This is not to far from us about 30 minutes driving…people where still on the ice doing Ice-Fishing…IMG_3177

I guess they know what they are doing….felt a little more comfortable staying on land at this time of year.

Crispy Canada Winter Day

File 2018-02-07, 5 24 19 PMSure it is still a very crispy

WINTER here in Canada…

…..not like my home town Möhlin in Switzerland. They are as of  tomorrow  in full swing of  “Fasnacht” Carnival

But to top it of even more a friend of mine  has seen  “Schlüsselblümli ” in the forest out already….really I am crying now!

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“Schluesselbluemli” one of my faves, (not the picture she posted on Facebook)

 

 

 

 

 

It used to be that you there…Yes You,“Weather in Switzerland” !

were a month ahead of us here in the Canadian North of Toronto, but not two full Months!!!

What was my day like youmay ask …smiles fun filled with snow! Really softly falling down this morning, shoveling during the day, sunshine to finish the perfect day at minus 15 temp…cooooollllll

Yes, You see it correctly I have skis on the fence and that all year around…

just my kind of artsy funky fun…

 

 

Blue Mountain, Collingwood, Ontario

wpid-20140125_210759.jpgA wonderful weekend away from the everyday life…

Just for my hubby and I

Lots of wind and very cold temperatures… But we are still having a wonderful time in this small all Season Holiday Resort Village “Blue Mountain in Collingwood, Ontario

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In Collingwood by the lake…it was very windy
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On the drive up there already was very windy
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Just like the old wooden barns
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yahuuu we are in the Village of Blue Mountain
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In Collingwood love the iron work on this church door
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This is in Collingwood by the lake…I wish I could show you how the waves where rolling …and the wind…wow hold on
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I just had to take this picture even though my hands where freezing …This is by the pond as we where skating in the Village of Blue Mountain
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Skating on the pond in Blue Mountain
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Wind and more wind
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Skating on the pond
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smile I am having a nice meal with my hubby and this looked so nice to see the ski hills through this window
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Our Resort in Blue Mountain
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In the Village
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Rusty’s

A perfect get away for a weekend and the atmosphere is amazing with all the wonderful Restaurants and Bars.

Rusty’s at Blue

Kaytoo Restaurant & Bar

We had some really windy days and snow blowing all the way there and though out the weekend as you can see

Ice Weather All Around Us

IMG_0407So after a good three days of scrapping the cars, driveways and shoveling Ice!!!

Yes ICE not snow…and that a good layer of about 1.5″ to 2″ if not more and that just about EVERYWHERE you can think off….

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For the past view days we had to remove a lot of ICE….everything is iced up. My truck was covered with at least 1″ of solid ice. Try to get that off and not work up some sore arms.  The driveway, what a sheet of ice.  If it would not be on a slight decline to the road we could have used it for an ice-rink.

  I am sending you some of my pictures  I took over the last view days. And since it will not go above freezing for a some days this ice cover is to stay for some time too. Just hope we do not get wind as the tree branches full of ice could break…fall on cars, power lines and so much more….Truly hope it will not come to that…Good to have a stash of Yarn…lol, Peanut Butter, Bread and water in the home just in case the power goes out.
IMG_0286So nach gut drei Tagen von Eisregen…
ja Eis
nicht Schnee …
 Eine gute Schicht von etwa 5-10cm,
wenn nicht noch mehr.
Das alles auf Autos, Bäume, Strassen und was sonst noch alles draussen steht!
In den letzten Tagen hatten wir eine Menge von ICE zum Entfernen …. alles vereist kann man hier sagen.
Mein Truck hatte eine Eisschicht von 4 bis 5cm.  Da kommte man doch ins Schwitzen das weg zu Kratzen….Da brauchte man schon gute Arm Muskeln oder einen lieben Mann da gut mit helfen kann…
 Unser Hausplatz, was für eine Eisschicht. Wenn der flach währe hätten  für eine Eisbahn zum Schlittschuh fahren!
Hier ein paar Bilder von den letzen paar Tagen in unsere Gegend. Ja meine Bilder sind eigendlich recht schön von all den Bildern die Ihr in den Nachrichten zu sehen bekommt. Eis kann schon gefährlich sein wenn so ein Ast herunter kommt und auf die Stomleitungen oder Auto, Hause etc. fällt.
 Alles ist vereist und wird so bleiben für etliche Tage das es in den Null Graden bleiben wird.   Hoffe nur dass der Wind nicht kommt, da die Äste voller Eis brechen könnte und auf Autos, Stromleitungen und vieles mehr fallen könnte ( Wie in Toronto und Umgebung, Tausende sind ohne Strom)  …. Wirklich hoffe, es wird nicht dazu kommen bei uns…
 Gut, einen Vorrat an Wolle…(lach), Erdnussbutter, “Schoggi” Brot und Wasser in dem Haus für Notfälle zu haben.

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A Drive to Toronto

A Drive to Toronto

This passed Valentine’s Day we decided to go for a drive to Toronto.  We do not go often in to the City so when we do go it is always exiting to see all the big Towers emerging as we get closer.  The City has changed since I arrived 25 years ago.  More Towers and buildings being torn down and replace with new once even taller than the last one. One of those changes was the Yonge-Dundas Square is a public square in Toronto at the intersection of Yonge Street and Dundas Street, one of the busiest intersections in Toronto. Constructed as a downtown ‘revitalization’ project, the square was created from the demolition of a block of commercial buildings and opened as a public square to the public in November 2002.  The square is used for music concerts, film screenings and other public events.

But you all know this too, lots of things change as time goes by.  Cities, Towns and Villages and buildings get old or just do not fit into the time or are unsafe so they have to go.  I do remember the Farmhouses in my Hometown most of them are gone or replaced with new homes or apartments too.  It makes me clinch inside to know that my home town does not look like it used to when I grew up there….  But I know times are changing and that I cannot change that.  I sometimes wonder what my Grandmother thinks of all this now that she is already 96 and still enjoys going to the Fasnacht looking for candies…..?

 

Eine Ausflug nach Toronto

Diesen letzten Valentine’s Tag haben wir beschlossen, eine Fahrt nach Toronto zu unternehmen. Wir gehen nicht viel in die Stadt, doch wenn wir gehen ist es immer erstaunend all die großen Gebeude zu sehen.  Die Stadt hat sich verändert seit ich vor 25 Jahren hier in Kanada angekommen bin.  Noch groessere  Gebäude sind erstanden oder abgerissen worden und durch neue, noch größer ersatz worden. Ein solcher Ort ist das  Dundas Square. Ein öffentlicher Platz in Toronto an der Kreuzung der Yonge Street und Dundas Street, einer der belebtesten Kreuzungen in Toronto. Projekt als ein Zentrum von  “Revitalisierung” , wurde der Platz seit der Zerstörung eines gewerblichen  Gebäuden  Block gegründet und wurde als einen Platz für die Öffentlichkeit im November 2002. Der Platz wird für Konzerte, Filmvorführungen und andere öffentliche Veranstaltungen benutzt.

Aber Ihr wisst alle vieles ändern sich mit der Zeit.  Städte, Dörfer und alte Gebäude passen einfach nicht mehr in die Heutige Zeit oder sind nicht mehr sicher darin zu wohnen.

 Ich erinnere mich an die Bauernhöfe in meiner Heimatdorf die Meisten sind durch neue Häuser oder Wohnungen ersetzen worden.  Es macht mir weh zu sehen das mein Heimatdorf auch nicht mehr so ist wie damals for 25 Jahren als ich dort aufgewachsen bin …. Doch ich weiß, die Zeiten ändern sich und dass kann ich nicht ändern.

 Manchmal frage ich mich, was meine Großmutter denkt, da sie bereits 96 Jahre ist und immer noch gerne an die Fasnacht gehen auf der Suche nach Süßigkeiten ist …..???