Empress Hotel, a great treat. From the front steps you can see our Parliament buildings and the British influence. I spent my summers here as a child and love to roam about.
Irish Times. Food for the body, Drink for the spirit and Music for the soul. Great fish and chips and local beers.
black shawl. Go Team Owlie 2012.
Munro's Books and bought Knit Red, along with a signed copy of Vincent Lam's The Headmaster's Wager. I also love the Boutique de Laine in Cadboro Bay. They have a vast basement of yarns and always have enough of what I'd like. Across the street is Crumsby's, the best cupcakes and coffee. I am so charmed by their child friendly atmosphere.
Spiral Rib Cowl in red and multi in Merisoft by Punta Yarns. The Ysolda book is from the Button & Needlework Boutique on Trounce Alley. They have much more yarn and knitting than I remember. I would have bought a needlepoint kit, but I have to finish the one I'm not working on.
Also went to the amazing Russell Books as recommended by Jean. It's a wonderful shop, but we have our own great Bookman.
It was great visiting with our London cousins and their growing children. Dinner, as always, was great, and they appreciated the fresh Chilliwack corn.
Beehive. The selection was terrific, but they were a bit intrusive and contrary. I found the yarn for Piper's Journey and some matching fingerless mitts. The dark mitts will also coordinate with my Colour Affection that I'll start when there's a nip in the air.
Last year I decided to do the 365 photo project, and I think I almost managed to take a photo each day. The website was cumbersome, though, so I may just make another blogspot one.
This year I hope to get to my writing. It is time. I need to join the writing circle and really get over my fears.
So Christmas in July again. I love having a summer birthday.