Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Trip to Canada - Part 2

Beer & Honey Shampoo

Wild Lavender

Dog Shampoo

Activated Charcoal, Goat Milk, Spearmint Essential Oil

This is just a teaser... they are some old photos of soaps I made... but the great news is the Doctor unwrapped my leg yesterday and blood tests say that there is no more Thrombosis! Yippee. So I am to begin walking on it again... does that mean soaping? Oh yes I think it does!!! And walking!!! And full-on Showering!!! I have a lot to organize here (still need to get unpacked etc etc...) but I think I may be able to make soap tomorrow. My daughter (still in Canada, at camp) has the camera so I am searching for our point and shoot... will find!!

So, back to Canada... A little more Collingwood. My cousin organized (Thank you Eden!!) a big BBQ for Canada Day and a rubber duck race down the creek on my uncle's property. Everyone had to decorate a rubber duck and they were all numbered. Then people bet on the winners to raise money for Cancer. A lot of fun... and I think about 600$ was raised.

Dad watching the Duck race finish line

Another shot of Georgian Bay, Collingwood... looks like the Ocean doesn't it!?

Dad took Aurora and I camping in Arrowhead Park, Huntsville.






I have always left a little piece of my heart in Huntsville as we used to have a cottage there. Most of my memories of family get togethers when I was younger and Christmases and Easters were there. Then during university, I lived there during the summers and worked at a bar in town to pay for university. Although I grew up in Toronto, I would say that Huntville always felt more like home to me. My haven. Dad sold the cottage several years ago. Whenever in Huntsville we always stop by the property to check it out but this time when we arrived, the cottage WASN'T THERE. We found out it had burnt to the ground in April. Wow. I shed a few tears.

More photos of Arrowhead park and Huntsville:















So... Trip to Canada - Part 3 is yet to come and progress leg reports and back to the markets and swimming in the sea and soaping - Oh yeah!!!!!

17 comments:

Coco said...

Soaping again - Woot! Showering is good too. What a beautiful area.

bluetina said...

Yep, showering is definitely good! Glad you enjoyed your Canada trip!

Tara said...

So happy to hear you are on the road to recovery and to soaping. My husband and I spent some time camping in Algonquin years ago and there is something special about that area of the province. I fell in love with it on our first visit.

Ambra said...

Glad to hear you are back on your feet, Jen. Happy soaping - look forward to hearing about the results :)

Donna OShaughnessy said...

So glad your MD report was good !! It must feel so good to be independent again. Now...when standing at the counter soaping, MOVE THOSE LEGS. Can't wait to see your first batch. How can you make it smell "Canadian" ?

Heidi said...

Oh, I am so happy to hear you are ok!

Amy Warden said...

Yippee for a clean bill of health!! You must be so excited to be upright once again! :) Your Canada photos are just breathtaking.

Soaptician AYU said...

Hi Jen! I am sure you had a great time in Canada! It looks like a beautiful place. I like the "Turtles Crossing" sign. lol =)

Jennifer Young said...

Coco & Bluetina - Yes showering, standing up again has been wonderful!! I still have to do a lot of rest, so I can't stay on my leg for too long (postponing soaping for at least a little while longer...) but at least I am mobile now. Glad you enjoyed the photos! xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Tara, I LOVE Algonquin park... Dad and I have done several canoe trips there over the years... a very special part of the world! xoxo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Ambra, Thank you for the comment. Still waiting a little... my ankle keep swelling like crazy when I stand for long... so may be a little while yet before soaping... but at least being somewhat mobile. Loved your beautiful sweater! xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Donna, Hmmm... I have some batches pending... but you got me thinking. How to make something smell Canadian? The only time I tried using pine essential oil, I couldn't stand the smell because it smelt like Pinesol, like cheap cleaning liquid... what else? I will put my mind to it! xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Heidi, Thankyou!! xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Amy, Yes, feeling great but I can't overdo it. So little by little... So glad you enjoyed the Canada photos. xoxo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Amy, Yes, feeling great but I can't overdo it. So little by little... So glad you enjoyed the Canada photos. xoxo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

AYU, Yes, I loved this visit and miss Canada already. The turtle crossing was wonderful. Apparently, the snapping turtles come out of the lake in late spring and lay their eggs and burry them. Then the eggs hatch on their own September and the little turtles have to find their own way to water, a long and dangerous journey. If they make it, they have to wait until they are 15 years old before they can lay their own eggs!! Gives me a new respect for our tortises. We have 4 that live in our front yard. Take care! xo Jen

Lyn said...

So glad to hear you are on the mend loving your pics, I so wnat to visit this beautiful country one day :0)