Tag Archives: West Lake

April’s Big Project


I have put aside any interior decorating, painting or renovation and my focus has shifted outdoors.  Its April and I have a lot to do in preparation for May’s flowers. April is for starting seeds.  The solarium is already filling up.  We … Continue reading

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We are one year old


Westlakemusings is celebrating a one year anniversary today.   Happy us.  What a year it has been.   We’ve grown,  learned a thing or two and I think improved. I started this blog with the intention of using it as a diary to … Continue reading

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Guess what’s on my windowsill today?


I have an awesome kitchen window.   My chopping counter faces south and through those windows pours sunshine and warmth all day long.   That window has a lovely view too.  I see a pastoral  setting of  rolling fields and  my neighbour’s  bright red barn.   The scene … Continue reading

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“Let’s Jack Her Up”


On “Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta” (my Friday night TV guilty pleasure),  Monty – the  bridal shop manager has a favourite expression.  Near the end of every show Monty says “Let’s Jack Her Up”.  This means let’s show the bride-to-be what she … Continue reading

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Cleaning up the mess


“And this mess is so big And so deep and so tall, We cannot pick it up. There is no way at all!” ― Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat My poor old body is sore today.   My upper back, shoulders … Continue reading

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March 15 – Final Rogaine Report


It is March 15th. Time for another Rogaine Report on my hair regrowth progress. This morning marks the 127th day of Rogaine / 2% Minoxidil treatments. I continue to squirt 1 ml of the clear water-like liquid onto the crown of … Continue reading

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Colour choice revisited


Work on our downstairs bathroom continues.  The room has now been gutted.  The old porcelain floor tiles were hammered and shovelled out.   The new drywall has been seamed, mudded and sanded and the new floor has had two coatings of scratch poured.    (cough, cough … Continue reading

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