Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Beach plans

I haven't been to the beach yet!

Madness, right? Okay, there was one trip up to Algonquin, but although it was beautiful as always, it was rainy and a little chilly (the weather's been weird this year, no?) - definitely not swimming weather.

So finally summer is HERE in Ontario - with heat and sunshine to prove it - and now we've been invited to a friend's cottage up in Wiarton for the weekend. I am really looking forward to it!

Then - oh my - we are going out west for just over two weeks! We're heading to Victoria, Tofino and Ucluelet, Whistler and Vancouver, then over to Edmonton for a quick stay at our friends' place before coming back home. We're going the 'cheap' route - staying with friends and in hostels for the most part. I absolutely cannot wait.

And today my mum sent me this link to an article about the World Beach Project. Artist Sue Lawty has challenged the world to make art on beaches with stones, photograph the beach, the process and the artwork you make, and then upload your pictures. You can add your beach to a map as well. Here are some of the loveliest images I've seen in quite a while, from the project:
LEFT: 'Sandsend, North Yorkshire' by Katrin Freitag, 1 December 2007 and RIGHT: 'Kilkeel' by Holly Millar-Whyte, 17 June 2009

Aren't those lovely? So, things are turning out beachy after all this summer. I hope to do my own stone work for the World Beach Project, if I have the time out west! I love the idea and the global scope. You could do one, too! Why not?

I also wanted to say thank you for the comments on yesterday's post. It is a tricky topic but an important one. I really appreciate your comments.

Here's a start on some giveaways for today:

For baby:
For anyone:
  • Win a $25 gift certificate to Amelie Jo American Baby Boutique at Forever and Always. (They have mom and dad clothes, too!) Ends September 1st.
Oh! and ladies, don't forget about my CycleBeads giveaway. It ends on Friday!


  1. Lots of fun outings. I hope you have a great time. Take photos!

    I love this beach idea! those photos are so cool.

    And you won on my blog! I sent you an email!

  2. A trip will be so much fun. It is great to have something to look forward too. And think of all the new restaurants you can try! There is a great veggie place in Victoria. Will try to remember the name.

    So, confession. I have completely stopped entering giveaways because I don't have the time but I have to come check out your blog anyway because I love the updates!

  3. Thanks for your comments, ladies!

    Oh, I have a HUGE LIST of vegetarian restaurants I'm dying to try out there!! I'd love to add another one, or get a 'second vote' for one on my list! I m so looking forward to rebar, Annapurna, Naam and more... can't wait!

    and... I'm honoured that you stop by for the updates and not just the giveaways!

    ok, enough exclamation points already! oh wait, just one more...! there we go.


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