Tuesday, July 31, 2012

good things

1. Alex's postal project.  "A letter won't end up in the spam folder."
2. Strawberry shortcake.
3. My summer song.
4. Flights booked for our next holiday!
5. Matinee on Ronces.  The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

the social

Last night's Summer Social was pure crafty madness!  Thank you to all you mail lovers for coming out!  It was so good to see good friends, penpals and new faces. Sipping lemonade (with hot pink striped straws) and eating mojito macarons made for a perfect summer night!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Letter Writing Summer Social

Tonight is the night!  The Letter Writing Summer Social is on!  Come on down to The Paper Place (on Queen West across the street from Trinity Bellwoods) and write (or type) some letters!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

cursive handwriting

Oh, how I wish my cursive handwriting was as neat and pretty as this!  My little montly post for The Paper Place can be read here.

P.S. Tomorrow's the Letter Writing Summer Social!  Come on out and get writing!

Monday, July 23, 2012

good things

1. These American stamps!  (Brought back from New York by my mom.)
2. Magic Mike.
3. Our spring trip featured in Pure Green.
4. Sweet, sweet corn on the cob.
5. Summertime patios.

Friday, July 20, 2012

incoming mail

It was a very summery stack of mail that landed at my doorstep this week.  Thank you Anna, Gail, Merissa, Christine and Jennifer!

P.S. Aren't Anna's postcards just the coolest?

Thursday, July 19, 2012


Sometimes stationery finds me in the strangest spots.  Like this placemat underneath my scrambled eggs and toasted sesame bagel at a luncheonette in Montreal.  

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Red River Settlement

I think it's neat seeing these two Red River Settlement stamps side by side.  One was issued in 1961 and the other just this year.  Of course I'm partial to the older one!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

good things

1. Frisbee + biking on the islands.
2. Cherries + peaches from a roadside stand in Niagara.
3. Trip prep: Bought a paddle ball set.
4. Picked two baskets of raspberries at a farm with Joey + my dad.
5. These 1967 U.S. beauties.  (Thanks Sasha!)

Friday, July 13, 2012

incoming mail

My mailbox has been exploding with goodness lately.  Great big thank you's go out to Tara, Sasha, Phillipa, Mom, Liz, Steven, Ella and Alice!

Monday, July 9, 2012

good things

1. To Rome With Love.  A perfect Sunday matinee.
2. Read Dinner A Love Story cover to cover.
3. A bit of a break from the heatwave.
4. Dinner on our balcony.
5. Seven years wed.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Last week we spent three days in Montreal.  My #2 Canadian city for sure! (Toronto, you're #1 forever..)

Luncheonettes.  A skinny, sesame bagel.  Pink bathroom and clawfoot tub.  B + B facing the park.  Streetside soccer.  Cobblestones.  Heavenly almond croissants. Hot, breezy, summery.  Front row at Jovanotti's show.  Sparkly shoes.  Lovely, green, social city.  And people read paperbacks!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

good things

1. Bocce and champagne on the islands.
2. Five days off.  (Such a treat in the busy season.)
3. Montreal!
4. Strawberries from our garden.  And strawberry gelato on College.
5. Lazing at Christie Pits Park.