Point & Shoot: Christmas comes early

Point & Shoot: Christmas comes early

  Ever since we closed the door on November the kids have been excitedly counting the days to December 8th and this weekend the wait was finally over. We primped and preened ourselves into party dresses and smart collars and headed down to K’s office on the...
Paris – The Friendliest Place On Earth

Paris – The Friendliest Place On Earth

Paris, Ontario – population: 11, 763 at the time of the 2011 census.   We pull into the fresh-looking plaza on the outskirts of town, its clean lines and manicured verges incongruous amongst the trees and cornfields round about, like work shoes worn with jeans. It’s...
Winter Is Coming

Winter Is Coming

The air is still, there’s no breeze. Expectation hangs dumbly like a first-grader trying to cut in at the school disco. Everything waits. The scene is set; bare branches beseech leaden skies, that familiar crunch of salt on concrete is underfoot, black rims...
Point & Shoot: Weekend Snapshot

Point & Shoot: Weekend Snapshot

  Friday was a PA day so the weekend started early for us, but instead of having a lie-in we were at school just after 9am anyway for J & T’s progress conferences. When I was a kid your parents went to see the teacher without you (which, looking back now...
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