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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Happy Victoria Day Weekend!

Hi everyone! I'm backkkkk! My goodness! I was only going to take a short blogging break after the April A to Z Challenge but somehow it has stretched into more than two weeks. 

I’ve always been curious about the Victoria Day weekend and why Canada celebrates Queen Victoria's birthday and England doesn’t. 


I wondered why we don’t even acknowledge the date of her birthday which is May 24th and it's always the third Monday in May. 


I found this great article that explains the origins so well. So interesting to see how it has evolved over the years.



made this funny poster and wrote a little ditty to celebrate the holiday weekend. 


To all my fellow Canadians, enjoy the holiday and to everyone else, have a great weekend wherever you are!

Queen Victoria would not be amused

To see how her birth date has been abused,
We celebrate her birthday the third Monday in May
If she were alive, she'd have plenty to say,

Canadians still think Queen Victoria is great
Even if they don’t acknowledge the proper date!
Parties, barbecues, and camping out
That’s what this weekend is all about,

Put out the dock and ready the boat
Put it in the water and watch it float,
Mosquitoes bite and black flies munch
Humans make a tasty lunch!

Victoria Day weekend means winter is done
It means Canadians can have some fun,
Air out the cottage and the camping gear
Our summer season is almost here!



Saturday, May 9, 2015

Reflections on the April A to Z Challenge


The A to Z challenge was lots of fun
I’m happy to say I got all the posts done,
I wanted to visit more blogs, but to my dismay
There never seemed to be enough hours in the day,

I’m a pantser and don’t plan posts ahead
Often I’d be writing til just before bed,
I thrived under pressure with a bit of luck
But there were times when I got stuck,

I’m still catching up on replies here and there
Just wanted to say thanks and that I do care,
I appreciate the support of my friends at BAR (Blog-A-Rhythm)
You guys have helped me go so far,

I enjoy many blogs, too many to name
I will try naming a few, just the same!



Thursday, April 30, 2015

Z is for Zeal



Zealous, zappy and full of zest
As dancers go, Zoey’s the best,
With a wiggle of her hips, she shows such zeal
Zoe is a dancer who can really feel,

She dances across the stage with ease
Light and ethereal, just like a breeze,
Ballet, zumba, she does it all
And she doesn’t ever fall!


This April I am participating in the A-Z Challenge 











and the NaPoWroMo Challenge NaPoWriMo where I will write a post and a poem for each letter of the alphabet each day in April except for Sundays.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Y is for Young



I wish I was young once more,
with the wisdom of age,
I’d make sure to open every door
and write on every page,

I’d worry less and have more fun
I wouldn’t care what people thought,
If I failed at what I’d done
I wouldn’t get distraught,

I’d be in the moment and be more caring
I’d be less selfish and be more sharing,
I’d reach out instead of holding back
I’d get back on course when I got off track

But since I can’t be young again
At least I can be young at heart,
I will follow my own advice
And make a fresh new start.



This April I am participating in the A-Z Challenge 











and the NaPoWroMo Challenge NaPoWriMo where I will write a post and a poem for each letter of the alphabet each day in April except for Sundays.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

X is for ????



 If X is such an important letter
Why aren’t there more X words?
My other posts turned out better
This post is "for the birds",

The birds didn’t want it
And wanted food instead,
“Why would we want your X post?
Give us seeds,” they said.

I’m totally eXhausted writing about X
I wanted to and I really did try,
I’d like to put a hex on the letter X
Guess I’ll  give up and wait for letter Y! 

This April I am participating in the A-Z Challenge 











and the NaPoWroMo Challenge NaPoWriMo where I will write a post and a poem for each letter of the alphabet each day in April except for Sundays.

Monday, April 27, 2015

W is for Winter

Feeling badly for my poor parents in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia today having yet another snowstorm on April 27th! Yikes! Here is a photo of what it looks like there. I dedicate this poem to them as they have had a humdinger of a winter this year.

I used this photo my dad took of the snow for my poster today so photo credits go to him.


Canadians love to complain about winter
It gets under our skin like a great big splinter,
“Is it cold enough for ya?” Canadians say
As common a phrase, as “Have a Nice Day!”

Winters in Canada are long and cold
They wear us down and make us feel old,
Trudging through great big drifts of snow
We forget that there is green grass below,

We look forward to spring like a lovesick teen
So eager to see things budding and green,
To feel the warmth and enjoy the sun
To ditch the coats and have some fun,

We Canadians like to think we’re tough
But even we have had enough,
We’re so sick of never ending snow
Come on Winter, it’s time to go!

This April I am participating in the A-Z Challenge 










and the NaPoWroMo Challenge NaPoWriMo where I will write a post and a poem for each letter of the alphabet each day in April except for Sundays.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

V is for Village

I found it funny that I really struggled to write this short non-rhyming poem and yet the rhyming ones seem to just pour out of me. Any time is a time for rhyme!




Connected by the Internet,

The world has grown smaller.

We may live in different countries,

With different cultures, races,

languages and religions.

United in our shared humanity,

We are all part of the Global Village.



This April I am participating in the A-Z Challenge 









and the NaPoWroMo Challenge NaPoWriMo where I will write a post and a poem for each letter of the alphabet each day in April except for Sundays.