Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge – Review

….thanks to Sue W. and GC for hosting the Weekend Challengehttps://weeklyprompts.com/2022/09/24/weekly-prompts-weekend-challenge-review-3/

Reviewing my day in Hamilton. Had I known that I was going to do this I would probably have taken more photos.

My daughter and daughter-in-law had appointments in Hamilton to get their hair done and the car isn’t very reliable anymore for long trips so I volunteered to drive them in my car. I haven’t been back to the downtown core of Hamilton since our daughter moved to New Brunswick.

The first thing I did was drop the girls off at the salon and then I drove to Denninger’s. It’s a German deli that has been in Hamilton since Rudolf Denninger immigrated to Canada from Germany with his wife. The family owned business has grown from the original store on King St. in Hamilton to 5 stores, a warehouse and a manufacturing facility, employing 300 people in southern Ontario. https://denningers.com/pages/about-us

The visit was bittersweet because so many things in the store reminded me of my father, who passed away almost two years ago. I picked up many things that had a special meaning for me. My father loved chocolates, herring and small oranges like clementines. The cashier asked me if I was all right because I had tears in my eyes. I told him they were happy tears. I spent way too much money.

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After my shopping trip at the deli I drove back to Mulberry and MacNab because I knew that I could park there for free and I walked up James St. to the wool shop. I had some money left on a gift certificate from the Hand Knit Yarn Store. It wasn’t for a large amount but I thought I would check out the new merchandise. I haven’t been there since before COVID, over two years ago. Everyone was very friendly and using up the remainder of the gift card was no problem. Again I spent way too much money. https://handknityarnstudio.com/

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After my purchase of yarns I walked around the corner to Arcana Salon https://www.arcanasalon.ca/ to check on the girls. Andrea had another 1 1/2 hours to go, so I walked back towards my car and my favourite coffee shop in Hamilton, Mulberry Coffeehouse https://www.mulberrycoffeehouse.com/. Along the way I stopped to take some photos of flowers and Interesting doors.

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Once I was in the coffeehouse, I ordered a tea and a breakfast sandwich. It was very busy, as it always is and I was lucky to find a seat at a counter. I pulled out the book that I am currently reading but I didn’t get too far. Josie walked in with her new haircut and wanted to visit the Farmers’ Market which was within walking distance from the cafe. When I finished my tea we made the trek to the Hamilton Farmers’ Market and we were delighted to see that most of the vendors had survived the COVID restrictions and closures. I purchased two large bunches of basil and garlic after overhearing another customer talk about making pesto with his purchase. I thought it was a great idea. In the next post I’ll show you our busy day making and putting the pesto into jars.

Andrea met us at the market. We walked around a little bit more and I treated myself to a bunch of flowers. My Dad also enjoyed buying flowers for me and my husband used to do it weekly. We headed back to the car with our bags of produce in hand and then made our way back to Toronto.

That evening we shared a meal together and I cooked up the spaetzle that I bought earlier. Kevin had made a lovely beef stew that complimented the German noodles perfectly. To burn off some of the calories from our meal, the girls and I and Olive went for a long walk through the neighbourhood. What a perfect day!

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Ragtag Daily Prompt – Column

thanks to Bushboy for hosting RDP https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2022/07/28/ragtag-daily-prompt-thursday-column/

I had to go into the archives for these photos.

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Bologna, Italy
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Rome, Italy

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Rome, Italy
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Trafalgar Square, London, England
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Toronto Power Generating Station, Niagara Falls, ON
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High Park, Toronto
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Brock Monument, Niagara Falls,ON
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University of Guelph, ON
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Paris, France
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British Museum, London
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Door in Islington/Highbury, London

Thursday Doors in Tours

…..April 21, 2022

Today was our last day in Tours. We had a wonderful two weeks in France and our home in Tours was exceptional. Here are four doors from the 19th century bourgeoise neighbourhood in Tours and the last three were on public buildings like the Opera House and City Hall.

Thanks to Dan Anton from No Facilities for hosting Thursday Doors https://nofacilities.com/2022/04/21/two-mills-then-now/

Welcome to Prince Arthur Street in Toronto

….thanks to Dan from No Facilities for hosting Thursday Doorshttps://nofacilities.com/2022/01/20/old-wethersfield-business/

Prince Arthur Street is a mix of old and new. Not only is it where the Women’s Art Gallery, that I belong, is located but there are numerous businesses and restaurants in some of the older buildings dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. In amongst that there are also some mid-century apartment buildings/condos and much newer business towers closer to Avenue Road.

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Christmas Doors in Niagara-on-the-Lake

….thanks to Dan from No Facilities for hosting Thursday Doors https://nofacilities.com/2021/12/02/random-duluth-doors/

Walking through the neighbourhoods in Niagara-on-the-Lake this time of year is like being in a Hallmark Christmas movie.

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Hallowe’en Doors for This Week’s Thursday Doors

thanks to Dan for hosting Thursday Doors https://nofacilities.com/2021/10/28/more-train-doors/

Walking through the neighbourhood today I found some fun doors all decorated for Hallowe’en.

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I’ll probably find more over the next few day so I may post a second Thursday Doors this week.

Thursday Doors at the McMichael Art Gallery

….thanks to Dan from No Facilities for hosting Thursday Doors https://nofacilities.com/2021/09/23/superior-street-doors/

Today my daughter, Andrea and I drove to Kleinburg to visit the McMichael Canadian Collection of Art and the spectacular grounds that the gallery is built on. We lucked out with the weather and were able to walk around the property before we entered the gallery. Located on 100 acres of forested land along the Humber River, the McMichael is a major public gallery uniquely devoted to collecting the art of Canada.

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