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Why labels matter

Signs on public bathrooms seem to be very important to people these days. Some people are quite concerned that those using them also seem to need to be clearly defined and labeled. I don’t really get all the fuss. I’m a mom … Continue reading

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Convenient beauty on Trafalgar Road

South Oakville is a beautiful place. But the neighbourhood wouldn’t be the nearly as beautiful without Bong’s Variety. The corner store is surrounded on every side by loveliness. Some of the homes there are over a hundred years old and … Continue reading

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Minnie is a great dog, even though she ate my favourite sandals.

Our family got a dog. This winter we registered with a pet rescue organization and then about six weeks ago  we welcomed Minnie into our family. She’s a two year old Airedale terrier. She is very sweet, very energetic, and … Continue reading

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Garden catalogue, winter fun

For those of you following along, my little flower shop in Flowerama is coming along quite nicely. Thankfully, I have managed to rip myself away from it long enough to look through some seed catalogues. You might think that a … Continue reading

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Six life lessons I learned in the garden

I lived in our last house for ten years–longer than I have lived anywhere in my entire life. During that time I learned some important wisdom. Here are a few of the biggest lessons. A solid foundation is worth the trouble: It doesn’t … Continue reading

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The family jewels are growing on my patio

As a little girl, one of my favourite people in the whole world was my maternal grandmother. Gramma Nicholls always saved the plastic toys inside the Shreddies box for me and let me help her bake chocolate chip cookies when I went to visit. I … Continue reading

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Winter, Forget Me Not

This winter-that-wasn’t seems to be hanging around an awfully long time. After some warm April days that felt like summer, gardeners like me have been itching to get their hands dirty. Thankfully, I was wise enough not to go planting anything too tender to withstand a … Continue reading

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