Canada mourns the loss of a truly great man, NDP Leader Jack Layton. You may not agree with his party or his political view, but you can’t argue that he didn’t do all that he could for Canada.
He wrote an open letter to all of Canada on August 20, 2011, 2 days before he died. It was one of the most honest and inspiring letters that I have read from a politician and I hope that we, as a whole country, can take his words and try to make our country the best it can be.
He will be honoured at a rare state funeral, generally reserved for Prime Ministers & Governor Generals. It will be this Saturday, August 27 at Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto. I will be there to pay my respects.
The past two weeks have been pretty crazy with my new job. I’m loving it here and am so glad I made the decision to find something new. I wanted to get a contest up this week for you but as you might have noticed I’ve been a little quiet on the blog but very active on Twitter!
It’s hard to believe that it’s getting close to the end of summer. I’ve kinda been in a perpetual summer climate since November of last year so I’m a little nervous for the cooler weather to come. It’s been a pretty amazing, crazy and hectic summer, getting back into the Toronto groove, living in a ridiculously small apartment with my man and starting a new job and reorganizing my agency. But no complaints! I absolutely love where things are going and can’t wait for what’s next!
Today the CNE opens and this really signifies that summer is coming to an end. I want to take Jason and actually experience the Midway AND I can’t wait to watch the AirShow – what’s your favourite part about the CNE?
I’m a self-diagnosed insomniac. My dad has it and I just can’t seem to sleep through a night. I’ve stopped having caffeine after 8:00pm and these Five Foods That Will Harm Your Sleep . If you have any tips and tricks to sleep better PLEASE SHARE!!
We’re being inundated with social networks, but I think you should check out this recco from Raymi – She’s Connected
When I was living in Florida, ordering a tea meant a cold Sweet Tea and it is the perfect drink on a hot summer day. My Southern boy helped with this recipe and it’s super easy to make. I used my all-time favourite tea, good, old fashioned Tetley Tea (orange pekoe) but you can use your favourite type of tea.
4 cups boiling water
3 cups cool water
6 Tetley tea bags
3/4 cup white sugar
2 L juice container
Boil 4 cups of water
Put tea bags and sugar into container stir in boiling water and continue stirring until sugar has dissolved.
Cover and let steep for 15 minutes
Stir in 3 cups of cool water and refrigerate until cold
Add ice cubes and serve.
*You can garnish with lemon wedges, berries, or other fruit. My Southern boy wanted none of that so it’s a plain sweet tea recipe.
**Please note that the photo is not mine. I forgot to take a picture before the tea was guzzled down! I’ll replace it with my own when I make the next batch