Bricks 4 Kidz Comes To Kanata!

With only a couple of weeks to go before the second annual Ottawa Maker Faire at Lansdowne Park, I thought this would be a good time to tell you about Club Square, a new facility for kids and (grand)parents that will feature zones hosting – among other things – cooking classes for teens, console gaming,… Continue reading Bricks 4 Kidz Comes To Kanata!

Scenes From A Summer Afternoon

Another summer day, another heat warning in the city. We’re the oldest family here in this municipal wading pool: the twins at 13 and my nephew at 12. I’m soaking my feet and trying to keep the crew motivated, which largely entails redirecting my youngest son when he starts scooping up plastic boatloads of water… Continue reading Scenes From A Summer Afternoon

InstaBlog: PoGO and D-I-N-Os!

What do you get when you combine a love of dinosaurs and Pokémon GO? An evening of fun at the Canadian Museum of Nature, of course! The eight PokéStops and gym are busy busy busy. Thankfully, there’s free Wi-Fi and charging stations to help the trainers out. I had some luck with winning in the… Continue reading InstaBlog: PoGO and D-I-N-Os!

Seaway Train Show 2016

We don’t need much of a reason to spend weekends taking day trips up and down Highway 2 between Prescott and Cornwall, but this time was particularly awesome because model trains were involved.  Today’s was an afternoon well spent at the Seaway Train Show, located at the Long Sault Arena in Long Sault, Ontario. ​​… Continue reading Seaway Train Show 2016