A Day in Durham

Pickering Village

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I’ve been all around Ajax and Pickering Village continues to be one of my favourite locations – in terms of community activity and picturesque settings. The historic area is located in the went end of Ajax, often mistaken for City of Pickering territory. According to the Town of Ajax website, it was “once an original Quaker Settlement in the early 1800′s …” Today, the district features a number of professional businesses, including the Village Ice Cream Shoppe and Jazzberry Tea. The area houses local artists, with it’s long-time running music school,…read more

Town of Ajax Waterfront

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The Town of Ajax Waterfront features six kilometers of unspoiled park land, stretching across the town’s southern border along the shores of Lake Ontario. In summary, the land totals over 150 acres, and serves more than 100,000 residents. But those are just the stats. The Town of Ajax Waterfront and its Rotary Park are gorgeous areas, surrounded by some million dollar homes, overlooking the greenery and scenic views of the lake. The waterfront is a great place to see wildlife – especially for bird watchers; a spring/summer hot spot for…read more

Pickering Village Ice Cream Shoppe

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One of my favourite spots in the Durham Region is Pickering Village Ice Cream Shoppe. With a wide range of flavours – my favourite being Moose Tracks – you’ll definitely find some classic and adventurous tastes. I’ve been a huge fan of the Village Ice Cream Shoppe for as long as I can remember. During the summer months, their doors are always open and business is always booming – especially during events like the Pickering Village Jazz Festival. Chocolate Margaret, who’ve I’ve met on a number of occasions while working…read more

Walking Home

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Happy Thursday, everyone! For this #ThrowbackThursday, I found some old photos from March 2003 – which I can’t even believe were taken more than a decade ago! Dressed up in my school uniform, along with a puffy navy blue jacket … I spent most of my walks home from high school with my good friends, Kate-Lynn and Lisa. It doesn’t seem that long ago these photos were snapped. But looking back, I’m really glad to have these memories – no matter how bad my hair looked. Oh, and Kate-Lynn ……read more

DIY Valentine’s Lace Paper Lantern Jars

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a “Do It Yourself” post, but with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to do a craft! If you’re looking for simple, yet elegant table pieces for your Valentine’s dinner, try making Valentine’s Lace Paper Lantern Jars. If you’re on a budget, you can do this project – based on two lantern jars – for $4 dollars. The process is really simple – I found it in “Celebration: A year of British festivities for families and friends” by Pippa…read more