Friday Favourites: Looks, Books, and Apps - Oct 20, 2017

Friday's are all about looking forward to a restful weekend after hectic weekdays.  About taking time with the morning papers, writing in a journal, catching a nap after taking the dog for a walk.  Reading a great book, baking something with chocolate chips. 

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Cranberry Crumble Coffee Cake

A warm cranberry crumble coffee cake can be just the thing to settle down with on a Sunday afternoon with a good book, and a cup of tea.  If we are lucky, the air will be crisp, and the sun will still be hanging around around the backyard, and you can head out to the deck and prop your feet up to appreciate life around you.

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Are Girls Taught to Be Risk-Takers?

How do we evaluate risk as we get older?  As we age, we become aware of our changing health, our income-earning years start to shrink.  The bold moves we made when younger seem like they belonged to someone else.  Do we think of our mistakes and caution our daughters to start saving earlier, settle down with a secure job rather than playing the field.  Would we do the same with our sons?

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Girl with Her Phone at a Table

Have you ever tried to avoid reaching for your phone while alone at a restaurant waiting for your party to arrive?  How have we become so dependant on information to keep us amused?  When is the last time you took in your surroundings, the beautiful table, the aromas coming from the kitchen, and paused to let it the moment flow through you?

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Summer Days are Coming

Summer is cold water lakes, the hot scent of pine needles and the sharp, clear voices of laughter.  The sound of cannonball water entries off the big rock to the left of the dock.  How special the days, how poignant the memories of times past, after-supper swims, mosquitos driving us in to the warmth light of a back-lit cottage. 

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