Tag Archives: hiking

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

A beautiful spring day! Perfect for learning to ride your first two wheeler! We live on a steep hill, so my husband and I take the kids out to find a good spot. Down the block and around the corner, … Continue reading

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Why I don’t like “Nature Walks”

Looking for something to do this weekend? Hundreds of online lists will suggest possible activities for your family: The museum The playground A particular festival with expensive food, long lines and a bouncy castle. The library The zoo Or perhaps….. … Continue reading

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Yo Ho! Yo Ho! A pirate’s life for me! (Geocaching 101)

Do you remember how excited you used to get when some adult mentioned the words “Treasure Hunt?” What if I told you that millions, yes millions, of people are setting up treasure hunts all around the world (many of which … Continue reading

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Troll Fingers

When we go walking in the woods, we always ask the kids to go across any bridges first to check for trolls. Self-sacrificing children that they are, they have never questioned this request. Fortunately, they haven’t found any so far. … Continue reading

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Looking Up

Just before Christmas, a giant ice storm coated our region. Every outdoor surface was coated in ice, and the weight pulled down countless branches and power lines. Toronto was hit particularly badly. Luckily, my neighbourhood was spared from the extended … Continue reading

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My Autumn Bucket List

It’s the middle of autumn, my favourite season, and one of the best times to be living in Southern Ontario. This year the leaves have stayed on the trees longer, making for a prolonged and extremely colourful display. Fall is … Continue reading

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Special Places

Special Places Cathy McAllister My favourite photo features my son (at the age of two) crouching and intently searching for fairies in a bed of sphagnum moss. The reason I love this photo is partly because of the way the … Continue reading

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