Category Archives: Personal

Where I talk about myself or my family

Don Mills Photo Blog

I have been sorely remiss in checking my comments on this blog (bad Jane!) but when I did, I found a message from David Leadbitter – who runs a photo blog of Don Mills with some really great shots (which … Continue reading

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Canada’s First Outdoor Urban Village?

I hate to be one of those people who get all nitpicky about accuracy and grammar, but wouldn’t the phrase ‘Outdoor Urban Village’ apply to any town that’s not encased in a futuristic bubble dome? And the first such village … Continue reading

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Donway Disgrace: Can We Please Ditch the Interlocking Brick?

Plant turnips there for all I care. Pave it with pancakes. Build a Donway monorail along it. Whatever. But for the love of all that is good and right in the world, can we PLEASE get rid of the interlocking … Continue reading

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Snowpocalypse Means No School For Overjoyed Don Mills Students

So, the much-hyped Snowpocalypse didn’t exactly live up to expectations, but it did bring one joyous side effect to the kids of Don Mills: A snow day! As I walked around the neighbourhood this morning, I saw several young students … Continue reading

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Walk Around the Block Tonight

One of life’s simple pleasures: Walking (or driving) around the block and checking out your neighbour’s Christmas light displays. We took the wee kids out on Christmas night in the plastic wagon and they thought this was marvellous fun – … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Moai of Barber Greene

He sits behind the old strip mall A man’s width wide, and three men tall His visage stern, his eye sockets still Just 100 metres from the Mongolian Grill. So if you should venture down Barber Greene Take time to … Continue reading

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Dog Strangling Vine is Strangling Don Mills

My apologies for the long hiatus – we moved into our new Don Mills home, and we’ve been buried under a mountain of unpacking, renos, and… the evil Dog Strangling Vine! The east side of the house is covered in … Continue reading

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