Today is the International Day Of The Girl, a day which aims to highlight and address the challenges girls face while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. Did you know that of all the people on the planet girls under 18 are the ones most often denied their human rights? I am a big believer that by changing this we can change the world!
We took Hazel to the Norfolk County Fair today. We got pogos and I thought I'd split mine with Hazel because she wouldn't eat much of it anyway. I was both proud and horrified when after one bite she pointed to her stroller stray and said " Pogo here Mama" to indicate the sharing phase of our meal had come to an end and she'd be taking it from here.
We went out with a tour company out of Sidney and lucked out that it was just the three of us and another couple on our boat. We saw two Orcas splashing about a little way away from us on the coast which was so cool for about 30 minutes and then- and I'm not even exaggerating - they dove under the water for a while and we thought they may have moved on so Hazel started calling out " Come here whaleeeeeee" and one of them popped out of the water 15 feet from our boat! Whale Whisperer!
While we were on Vancouver Island, we met up with one of our oldest friends Brad who took us out to see some of his favourite spots. Ladies of Victoria, my friend Brad is officially the island's most eligible bachelor! He was the best! When he picked us up he had planned cool activities that he thought Hazel would like and took us to the Sea Wall to see the sights and to Beacon Hill Park which has the coolest volunteer-run petting zoo; The Beacon Hill CHildren's Farm where you can hang out with baby goats, pigs, miniature horses and lots of other hilarious creatures.
We Walshes went westward last week to my sister in law's wedding on Vancouver Island and it was such a great trip but it almost didn't happen as Hazel came down with the flu two days before our flight. I panicked a little at the thought of her being sick on the plane but like [...]
I can't believe summer is ending! I love Fall but Canadian Fall, it's so fickle it could last two months, it could last two weeks, no one knows so I always feel like the end of summer requires serious observation and savouring. We went to a little festival by the lake in Port Rowan yesterday [...]
I love iced coffee, dollar drink days used to be my favourite time of the year but recently I have perfected my iced coffee recipe and it's so much easier than all the recipes I have tried to follow off Pinterest before so I thought I'd share! Also, this recipe has been Hazel approved since [...]