Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Now That's a Gingerbread House

Barry over at Rock Recipes has done it again! He has created one of the most stunning pieces of edible art I have ever seen. This year Barry features a house on Gower Street, in St John's to act as the muse for his latest Gingerbread creation. The result makes me homesick, and a little hungry! When I think of St. John's I think of these types of homes, with their brightly coloured exteriors and large windows. The colourful splash of these townhouses, or the large heritage homes, have become an iconic image for the city.

For those of you who are lucky enough to live and work in the city, Barry is allowing this yummy concoction to be raffled for a fundraiser to benefit Bishop Field School in downtown St. John's. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5 and will be available from the school or on Sunday evenings at the Avalon Mall flea market.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Lest we forget.

This was sent to me via my web board today. Thought I would share it with you all.

"On November 11, 1999 Terry Kelly was in a drug store in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. At 10:55 AM an announcement came over the stores PA asking customers who would still be on the premises at 11:00 AM to give two minutes of silence in respect to the veterans who have sacrificed so much for us. Terry was impressed with the stores leadership role in adopting the Legions two minutes of silence initiative. He felt that the store's contribution of educating the public to the importance of remembering was commendable. When eleven oclock arrived on that day, an announcement was again made asking for the two minutes of silence to commence. All customers, with the exception of a man who was accompanied by his young child, showed their respect. Terry's anger towards the father for trying to engage the stores clerk in conversation and for setting a bad example for his child was channeled into a beautiful piece of work called, A Pittance of Time. Terry later recorded A Pittance of Time and included it on his full-length music CD, The Power of the Dream. "