Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Light Shows

The holiday season is full of Christmas ornaments and sparkling lights that bring lots of colour to a landscape full of white snow and bare trees. Some go all out on the displays, both inside and outside, and some take it to the next level using computers and tens of thousands of lights. Often these wizards of light also help raise money for charity.

Neighbours may have to put up with a lot more traffic as thousands of visitors come by in the night over the many weeks leading up to Christmas. And people usually do this for a number of years, gradually building up the number of lights over time and adding music played on outdoor speakers or even over the FM radio bands. I remember seeing a picture once of a dazzling display and the neighbour put up a set of lights that spelled out 'ditto' with an arrow pointing to the adjacent well lit house.
We found a couple in the GTA, including the Lamberts Lights, photos at top, (104.9 FM on your radio) which has raised money for the Georgetown Hospital Foundation. Take a drive around your area and keep an eye open for a glowing sky to help point you in the right direction.
Bumbles bounce - the characters from Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Twitpic part 18

So anyways, Twitpic shut down but the photos will continue to live on in Twitter. But here continues the blasts from the past.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Winter Wonderland in #Toronto

Bright, fluffy flakes came to visit the city today to remind us that Christmas is soon coming. Even with the snow there were still a number of people on bikes.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Himalayan kittens and hedgehogs

The cute little balls of fluff attacked each other because they looked like play toys.

Hedgehogs gather together for warmth and companionship

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Twitpic part 17

So anyways, Twitpic shut down but the photos will continue to live on in Twitter. But here continues the blasts from the past.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Twitpic part 16

So anyways, Twitpic shut down but the photos will continue to live on in Twitter. But here continues the blasts from the past.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Groom Hair Removal System for Men in #Toronto
A little off the bottom may be your new catch phrase as the directors of Sugarmoon Salon begin to address the needs of men at their new studio in the historic Odd Fellows building. The GROOM hair removal studio is located at 2 College Street, Unit 214, near Yonge Street, and will launch after Christmas.

“We are proud to offer laser, sugaring and nufree to allow us to customize a hair removal plan best suited for each of our client’s needs. Our hair removal experts are committed to their satisfaction,” said Cailey Ward. Statistics Canada's Survey of Household Spending (SHS) shows that actual household spending between 1997 and 2009, on other personal care services (sugaring, hair removal, manicures, facial treatments, massages, etc.) has increased by 80% (or 5% per year) during the same period. This trend should continue over the next few years. As a result of the ever increasing demand over the last six years for male services, Paola & Cailey recognized the need for a “men only” studio. With that in mind, they created a warm, welcoming and comfortable environment for men."

Paola Girotti and Cailey Ward have a combined 18+ years of hair removal experience and in addition to the grooming experience they will also feature their line of organic body car products.

Santa Claus looks for the naughty and the nice in #Toronto

Jolly old Saint Nick takes a stroll down Yonge Street towards the Eaton Centre getting first hand information on how people are behaving. This will help him decide between coal and the perfect gift delivered on Christmas Eve. I just assumed he would be incognito, but no, he goes all out even on this mission. I almost tripped getting these pictures, yea, it was reindeer poop, Rudolph was just around the corner at the pop up Christmas store.

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