Saturday, June 19, 2021

Cooking with Manon Episode 3 - Grilled Cheese Night!

 Grilled Cheese Night is my favourite. I should only eat one, but I always ask for two.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

My new haircut

259 days ago, I had a #4 buzz cut from a professional hair stylist who came to our yard. I loved it. Since then, the hair has been slowly growing longer until I could stand it no longer.

It became clear that if I wanted another haircut, I would have to take action. So I ordered a "Wahl Canada Elite Pro High Performance Home Hair Cutting Kit" and it arrived shortly after 5pm today.

I found a helpful Youtube video where a man named Chris Roberts shows how to give a buzz cut and I made Manon watch it.

It took some convincing, but I persuaded her to use the clippers on me after supper.

I am glad to report that the lovely Manon has learned a new skill and I am extremely happy with my new hair cut.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Cooking with Manon Episode 2 - Falafel Night!

Let me tell you, I was very happy when Kathy asked Manon how she made falafels! 

Wouldn't one of you like to know how she makes genuine Lac St. Jean tarte au sucre?

Sunday, June 06, 2021

New Video Series! Episode 1 - Manon's Veggie Burgers


It was a happy day for me when I learned that if people ask Manon how to cook something, she finds it easier to make a video of the food while actually cooking it instead of laboriously writing out a recipe.

The only problem is that nobody has asked her how to make sugar pie.

Saturday, May 01, 2021

My new collaboration - Garden Sign

I am very happy with my latest artistic collaboration. It is with my next door neighbour, five-year-old Elly.

Elly and Manon have a joint garden. It is really nice. But it suffers from the many dogs who relieve themselves on it. Elly and Manon decided to put in a sign asking the dogs to behave differently and use the water bowl they installed.

They decided what words they wanted on two signs. I cut two pieces of pressed board and inked on the words with a Sharpie. Then Elly applied her design skills to colour the letters and add attractive images. I sprayed on polyurethane to add water protection and affixed the signs to an old broom handle.

This morning we planted the sign. Manon put out the water bowl and a refill can and Manon and Elly did a formal ribbon cutting to launch the sign.

The ribbon cutting ceremony

[By the way, if you have any comments for Elly, I will pass them on.]

Sunday, April 04, 2021

Using the new sidewalk chalk

We finally had an excellent day to try out the new sidewalk chalk and went with a modified Easter theme.

Previously: Giant sidewalk chalk for Manon

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Valentine Dinosaurs

 We had another cold spell and went with a Valentine's Day theme for the dinosaurs. The red in the hearts came from a red-coloured herbal tea.