Monday, 29 August 2011

a sneak peek of canada

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I have about eight things I want to post (including a few more shots from Europe) but don't have time to put together anything coherent... a big thanks to everyone for the virtual thesis support group! An even bigger thanks to Dusana and Melis, who offered to proofread it! I'm touched, and if I was at all an organized person, I would take you up on it. Instead, my poor dad's going to get stuck with some mammoth correcting sessions at the eleventh hour!

Anyway, I thought you might like a glimpse of where I was last week, grainy from fading light though these photos be. This is where my grandfather lives, a few hours North of Toronto, on a little lake. This place is paradise in the summer, but obviously we picked the one week all summer to go up when it was raining and blowing a gale! I'm livid, as I'm obsessed with good weather and have a permanent storm cloud that follows me about... but at least it was good for getting some work done. ; p

Oh, and meet Bonnie, my family's dog.

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Photos by Shona (my sister)

dress: Topshop via ebay, necklace: was Shona's, shoes: Primark, cardigan: is Shona's (I'm such a scrounger)

31 comments:

Monique said...

Wow, your in Canada, hope your enjoying family time. Sorry to hear you got crazy weather up there too. The boat dress is perfect for the lake. Wishing you sunny days ahead. Good luck with the completion!

Tashrin said...

It always happens to me you know Emily. Last weekend I went to CNE and of all days that had to be the one with the biggest rainshower and thunderstorm I have seen this year. I was soaking wet as soon as we got out of the streetcar. Haha. :)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Tashrin: I imagine that was the day my family decided to eat on the porch, and I had to spend dinner wrapped in a towel to avoid the sideways rain! Actually, I think it was the evening these photos were taken, hehe.

That's rubbish about the CNE though!

Ashley said...

Ah, so that's one reason you left canada...not too much good weather to be had! I froze my butt off there! It's beautiful, still. Can I steal that cute dog of yours?

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Ashley: Well, usually this area is über-humid in the summer, so I think it's just my awful weather luck!

Kirstin@CrimsonRosella said...

Are you in Canada? Yay!

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

It's been a really rainy summer here in Chicago too so I feel your pain! I think your lake outing photos are wonderful, especially the picture of you with the dog and red boat. :)

How long will you be in Canada? I've only been to Montreal but really enjoyed it.

Lee said...

I really like your shoes! =]

And your dog is beautiful!!!

Hope the weather clears up! =]

x

Hannah said...

You and the scenery look lovely, love the print on the dress!

Annebeth said...

bad weather isn't as horrible when you're somewhere beautiful, in my opinion :-) and dayum, I wouldn't mind my backyard looking like that! SO much good luck with your thesis (what is it about, btw?), mine is coming up next year! scary but exciting :-D

about the make up: I keep the two foundations in their own bottles but take a spritz of both and mix them on the back of my hand with each use!

Chloe Trayner said...

Your blog invokes endless amounts of wanderlust in me. You're so lucky to see so much of the world, can't wait to see more of Canada and love this outfit too x

Closet Fashionista said...

Pooo on the weather but it sounds like it was an amazing time anyway! :D Bonnie is such a cute doggie, looks like my stuffed dog Max, haha! :D
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CessOviedo said...

Visiting your grandpa must be so much fun, that place is beautiful! Happy week!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

I agree with Annbeth. Lousy weather can be tolerated in beautiful places! I'm sure that even with the wind and rain it was a peaceful environment to be in, especially when shared with family.

My goodness, Bonnie is a beautiful creature :)

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

This place looks so beautiful!

jessica said...

I know how you feel about the weather, its like that about 363 days of the year here in Ireland. You get used to it but youre not happy about it~ On the bright side, you do look super cute!

Amber Blue Bird said...

sorry about the weather, thats always a bummer but at least you got in some thesis time. Oh and Bonnie is a cutie pie.

Shybiker said...

Please stop posting beautiful pictures of marvelous places around the world -- I can't bear seeing them any more! If you keep this up, I'm going to quit my job, grab a backpack and hit the open road. And it will be all your fault. :)

Jennyboo said...

Being home is sometimes a much needed break from the stresses of thesis writing. And it looks like (despite the cloudy day) that your trip was quite wonderful. Good luck with the big paper! I would like to read it when it is finished (yes I am a huge nerd).

Imogen said...

Beautifful. Canada is definitely on my list to visit one day. Your dress is adorable!!

Margaret said...

I lived a couple hours from Alberta and I can't wait to go back to the mountains there. I have a soft spot for Canada and would like to live anywhere there!

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

I'm cheering for you and your thesis!!!!!! If you need anything I can do for you in the digital world let me know (including a proofread).

Anthea said...

Hope the weather cleared up! I'm listening to the wind howling at this very moment!

Neon Noose said...

I wish i had your weather its been like an oven here in Arizona. Your dress is so pretty..

dusanabotswana said...

Haha I always used to make my dad edit my things last minute too, banking off the fact that he wakes up at 4am anyway to just finish up then! Hope the final touches are going well & I'd still love to hear more about it & the cool bike riding program there (and how it can transfer everywhere!). And, I am extremely jealous your grandfather lives on a lake, this is beautiful! You look adorable but yes, a bit "livid" from the weather.

Liz said...

I just adore your sailboat dress!!! Its sooo cute!
Canada looks just beautiful!!

Krystal said...

such windy fun pics :)

Katie said...

That place is beautiful! Glad you got some work done!

Jul said...

So you went to Canada to see your relatives! Good for you :) you look amazing, I love that dress paired with those shoes! ...and Bonnie is BEAUTIFUL! :)

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Eleni said...

Well, crappy weather or no, it still look s like an inspirational location!

Colinne Paxton said...

I love your look !