09 9 / 2014

Morris Mini Traveller on its way to Ottawa.  
These Dinky models were made between 1960 and 1970. 

Morris Mini Traveller on its way to Ottawa.  

These Dinky models were made between 1960 and 1970. 

09 9 / 2014

Came across Oscar Peterson on my travels this morning. There was even music playing.

Came across Oscar Peterson on my travels this morning. There was even music playing.

17 5 / 2014

Envy by Jon Hicks on Flickr.Those colours!

Envy by Jon Hicks on Flickr.

Those colours!

15 5 / 2014

I read this book in either grade 9 or grade 10 and for some reason, it’s one of those books that I sometimes think of re-reading.  Then I give my head a shake and recall how utterly depressing, dark and dismal it was to read the first time ‘round when I was about 14 or 15.
I just downloaded a sample from iBooks and, yessirree Bob, I’ve stuck with the decision to not re-read it.  Hagar came a’floodin’ back to me in all her gloom and doom.  No thanks.  Once was enough!  :-)

I read this book in either grade 9 or grade 10 and for some reason, it’s one of those books that I sometimes think of re-reading.  Then I give my head a shake and recall how utterly depressing, dark and dismal it was to read the first time ‘round when I was about 14 or 15.

I just downloaded a sample from iBooks and, yessirree Bob, I’ve stuck with the decision to not re-read it.  Hagar came a’floodin’ back to me in all her gloom and doom.  No thanks.  Once was enough!  :-)

09 5 / 2014

Following shadows on Parliament Hill.

Following shadows on Parliament Hill.

09 5 / 2014

"I put it to you - Improbable" (c) Mick Jade May 2014 (by Mick Jade)

Listen to my friend Mick Jade’s latest on YouTube.  

09 5 / 2014

Dairy Queen in the 1950s.  Wonder if the ices have changed?

Dairy Queen in the 1950s.  Wonder if the ices have changed?

(Source: memories65, via forties-fifties-sixties-love)

06 5 / 2014

National Gallery of Canada. Ottawa, Ontario.

03 5 / 2014

1955 Volkswagen Beetle [Explore Jan 29, 2013] by Tron Høgvold on Flickr.Beautiful, but it’s a toy, apparently!

1955 Volkswagen Beetle [Explore Jan 29, 2013] by Tron Høgvold on Flickr.

Beautiful, but it’s a toy, apparently!

03 5 / 2014

25 4 / 2014

Yep, more pictures of vintage-style bikes…

25 4 / 2014

Spring/summer 1956… I just want to know how women EVER got these tiny waists.

Spring/summer 1956… I just want to know how women EVER got these tiny waists.

(Source: forties-fifties-sixties-love)

25 4 / 2014

lileks:

Remember, the issue isn’t war-smoking, it’s how to enjoy war-smoking, and war-smoke as much as you like.
"Even if you smoke 60 Juleps a day." Holy Jeezum Crow.

lileks:

Remember, the issue isn’t war-smoking, it’s how to enjoy war-smoking, and war-smoke as much as you like.

"Even if you smoke 60 Juleps a day." Holy Jeezum Crow.

23 4 / 2014

I picked up two of these early 1960s plates last weekend. Some things just make me happy!

23 4 / 2014

Coco, our almost-14 year old cat who’s still happy and active. Well, maybe not after filling her face at dinner and falling asleep.

Coco, our almost-14 year old cat who’s still happy and active. Well, maybe not after filling her face at dinner and falling asleep.