September 28, 2012

Winnipeg Tweed Ride 2012

How does one describe the Tweed Ride? Well, in a nutshell, it's a group of people dressed up in old-timey finery, taking a leisurely group bicycle ride, and embracing the style and spirit of a bygone era.

The Winnipeg Tweed Ride is an annual event that takes participants on a scenic route from the Pavillion at Assiniboine Park to the historic Danalvert museum (with a brief stop for photos on the steps of the Legislative Building.)

It's really quite civilized, as you can see. Following the ride, we had a picnic lunch on the lawn at Danalvert. Croquet was available, for those so inclined.

The 2012 Winnipeg Tweed Ride was held on September 9th, in concurrence with Cyclovia/Many Fest. I am already planning my outfit for next year's ride!

September 23, 2012


Oh, hi. Hello! Long time, no see.

September has been one heck of a crazy month for us, but that kinda goes without saying, given the sudden and utter lack of posts. Today I logged in for the first time in weeks and found a family of raccoons living it up in here.


Once I can regain control, I'll be back with almost a month's worth of photos, stories, and amusing anecdotes.

Really. I will...

September 5, 2012

Day 5 "Bright"

A bright kid in the bright sunshine. Unless I could've talked him into wearing a neon shirt, I can't imagine anything brighter.

Note: two Mascot pictures in a row??? Clearly, he wants something in return for all of this cooperation.

September 4, 2012

Day 4 "In Your Mailbox"

The Mascot has been waiting (and waiting) for weeks for his ocarina to arrive. It finally came today.

My eardrums will never be the same.

September 2, 2012

Day 2 "Father"

Wilfred Dale Hadfield, 1967

Every time my step-mother comes for a visit, she brings me something of my dad's. I came home today to find this picture in my kitchen. It's now hanging in the hallway off the living room, and will be the first thing that I grab in the event of a fire, flood, or zombiepocalypse. 

September 1, 2012

Day 1 "Me, now"

Yes, that's me. Sometimes a girl just wants to be someone different for a day. 

Since the last time we spoke, I have turned 40, survived a 10-day visit from my mother (Hi, Mumji!!), and become a certified Spinning instructor. Any one of those things should be enough to excuse my 3 week absence, but I shall apologize nonetheless. I do hate to leave the ol' blog hanging, you know.

So I feel any different now that I am 40? Ehh...yeah. Maybe a little calmer, but a good part of that can be due to the fact that I was FREAKING OUT before the big day. In retrospect, I'm not sure what I was worried about. Age is really just a what if I am in the next checkbox on the questionnaire? (Gah. Breathe. Breathe.) I do know that I am in way better shape than I was at 20, I have a great kid, a terrific fella, and another 40 or so years to fill with exciting stuff...

...starting NOW.