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Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving Traditions

The leaves are already beginning to turn to beautiful oranges and reds, which means fall is coming and so is Thanksgiving. For many people with cottages, spending Thanksgiving at the lake, surrounded with the crisp smells of autumn is the marker of another full season coming to a close. Thanksgiving became an official Canadian holiday

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Hanging Christmas Tree

Every year we make sure to add something new to our collection of Christmas decorations. Sometimes we make things, and sometimes it’s something like a new strand of lights, or another garland. This year we made something new, the kids loved decorating a second ‘tree’. We used sticks we had pruned from one of the

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A Magical Christmas

When I was a child, Christmas was not about the toys. It was about the magic of being together as a family and the traditions that my parents had created for us. I remember the excitement that my brothers and I shared as we’d wake up early on Christmas morning. We’d wait with anticipation in

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A Paddle for Your Thoughts

I have a paddle. It stands proud and tall in the entry way of my home. In the morning, when I am alone in the kitchen, sitting at my island, enjoying my morning dose of caffeine, I can see the grip of the paddle peeking out from beside the chest of drawers that it boldly

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The Cottage is a Magical Place

I am a lucky person. My parents taught my brothers and I an important lesson in life, to love nature. Growing up, my parents turned summer vacation into an adventure-packed road trip. We stopped at many scenic lookouts, stayed in a multitude of provincial parks, canoed vast lakes, snorkeled and spear fished in the Atlantic,

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