Monday, 16 May 2016

Memorandum Monday - May 16th

Linking in with Monday wavers & shakers at : Sian



What news from the patio?  A new low in spring.  Dare I say that awful word -  snow.  Sunday we had air snow, which means thankfully, nothing accumulated on the ground.  Saturday afternoon I had put all my annuals yet to be planted, into the garage as night time temperatures have been dropping below 0.  Spring is really having a difficult time residing in this area.

Saturday night we went out for dinner with 4 friends & we tried a new to all of us Italian based restaurant, Casa Americo Bistro.  We picked a location that was central for all us as we were driving in from different cities & which had a few vegetarian selections for me.  It was quite nice, no loud music playing so no shouting to be heard.  So much fun catching up with friends.  We had all once boarded our horses together but not a single discussion about horses was heard - now that was new!





In the new issue of  the LCBO Food & Drink magazine, I have been informed to stock up on the various types of Gin & accompanying Gin recipes, as gin based drinks will be all the new rage this summer & as they, the LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario), are the authority on the subject, I feel myself well informed.  The other thing they told me is that home made condiments is another newest  rage & they included a recipe for pineapple ketchup.  Pineapple, yes; gin, no.

On other patio news, I received a notice that one of  our local two bricks & mortar scrapping stores is for sale. Of course I had to have one last visit/shop at The Scrapping Turtle before that change happens. I scrap lifted two new layout ideas from their kit creator, Kim.


While I am not current with the new season of Game of Thrones, I did get disc 1 of season 5 to watch - I borrow from the library, so it could take me a while to be current. 


And my last bit of new is that we were given a brand new, still in the box, desktop computer system with Windows 10.  So now we need to learn the new features of Windows 10. Bill Gates has assured & promised that this system will be supported forever.

Happy week ahead everyone.



27 comments:

  1. what a busy time - hope the new computer is up and running well. I agree with you on letting the latest gin craze pass on by. have a great week

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    1. I am giving myself lots of time to learn Windows 10 before it is installed at work.

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  2. I am sure Bill Gates wouldn't lie to you ;-)
    Can't believe you are still seeing snow!
    I am partial to a G&T myself, just in time to be in with the 'in' crowd!

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    1. I do not believe technology will ever stand still. I will start to collect Gin recipes for you. :)

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  3. What a lovely generous gift. I like windows 10 now I've got used to it, so I hope you have a smooth transition to using it.

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    1. Can you believe it this computer was going to be tossed out from one of Mr Man's customers because of the Windows 10. Right time, right place.

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  4. Snow? Now that really is something. Brr

    Come visit and I'll take you on a Game of Thrones location tour!

    Hope your week is a good one

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    1. Snow has been seen in May before, mild winter but one that is just lingering on too long. Oh a visit with Sian & a GOT tour; makes me want to try a fear of flying course (again)

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  5. We saw hail this weekend, but fortunately, no snow! Nonetheless your flowers are looking lovely.

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    1. The tulips & violets are standing up fairly well to the nasty weather, it is me that is faltering under the sight of snow.

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  6. The Scrapping Turtle?!?! What an adorable name for a scrapbook store. Shame that it's closing, as many of our local ones have as well. Wishing you a lovely, snow-free week, Mary-Lou! xo

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    1. Oh yes I think of you on every visit to The Scrapping Turtle, she has all kinds of turtles sprinkled about the shop (no live ones). I am not sure how long she will stay open to try& find a buyer, no one seems to want store fronts, it is all online :(

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  7. Have a great week - the last season of Game of Thrones was soooo good, I am sure you will enjoy it. I have a new episode to watch tonight of season 6 so I am getting through all my online chores so that I can go and watch. Hope Spring arrives soon for you - our weather did really warm up but it has gone back to really changeable now, the daytimes are quite pleasant but still nippy at night but that is good for sleeping.

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    1. When the library called to say they had the disc for me of GOT, I got busy with housekeeping so I could free up some time for sit & watch both episodes on the disc. Spring seems to be flirting with every country.

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  8. Sounds like a lovely evening out. Lovely flowers too, and an amazing gift. Have fun getting to see what it can do!

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    1. It was nice to have some take my dinner order, serve me & clean up. The computer was going to be tossed by a client of Mr Man's - I am claiming some space for loading Photo Shop - I want to learn (use)

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  9. I'm not at all surprised at your snow in May as we have had some very late frosts. "Ne'er cast a clout 'til May is out." as my Gran would have said. Have a great week Mary-Lou :)

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    1. I like your Gran's quote, I will write that one down for the garden book

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  11. Wow, that's quite a bit of NEW for one weekend. We've had low temperatures here for May, too, but no where near zero. Hope you've having a great week!

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    1. Thanks Melissa. The week seems to be getting away from me too quickly, hence my latest in responding.

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  12. I love that you seem to have Bill Gates on speed dial! Snow in May is never good, but it's good to see signs of Spring breaking through.

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    1. Bill & I will never be friends but that is a whole other story (lol). Our springs seem to be short lived these last few years, we move so quickly into the heat & humidity of summer.

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  13. I have only found one flower blooming at the moment...yours are so so pretty.

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    1. Thanks Tracy. Spring will arrive in the near north probably the same day summer kicks into high gear. (lol)

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  14. Snow? Oh dear! My bedding plants are still in the conservatory although I have tentatively put one batch out yesterday to harden off. Fiona's old saying is one I often quote. I used it on Sian's blog the other day. However there are two schools of thought on its meaning. Does it refer to the month of May or the tree May??

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    1. Our saying for spring planting the annuals is never until after the May 24th weekend, which is this weekend!

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