Friday, March 15, 2013

Marvellous March Break



March Break is winding down.  We've had a really good week; here are some of the highlights.  And just for fun I thought I'd provide links for the various things I mention here.

- Jonathan has been at Extend-a-Family day camp all week.  He's been having a great time:  two trips to the swimming pool and lots of games, Bingo, puzzles, crafts, music, and other activities with his friends.  We were fortunate enough to receive a grant from Autism Ontario to cover his camp fees, which is a real blessing.

- No March Break would be complete without a trip to Tim's.  Allison and I went on Monday.  March Break always coincides with RRRoll Up the Rim to Win season; Allison got a prize (free coffee or latte) on her first try!  I'm zero for one.

- March Break also involves lots of reading.  We've gone to the library to take out books and to Indigo so Allison could use her Valentine's money (thanks Grandma & Grandpa!).  And I also received 2 books I'd ordered from Amazon:  A Good and Perfect Gift by Amy Julia Becker and No Easy Choice by Ellen Painter Dollar.  These are both bloggers I follow who write on disability issues, so I can't wait to delve into their books.

- My friend Franceen and I went to see a delightful play, "Enchanted April," which is based on the book by Elizabeth Von Arnim, about four disenchanted Englishwomen who rent a villa in Italy and find themselves and their relationships changed by the experience.  It's also been made into an excellent movie

- Allison and Richard and I had lunch at Milestones yesterday; then the two of them went to free skating at the K-Rock Centre.

- March means it's time for the World Figure Skating Championships -- held this year in London, ON.  Our man Patrick Chan is currently in the lead after the men's short program, having posted a world-record-breaking short-program score!  Can't wait for tonight's final!





Coffee, books, skating, dining out, theatre ... what could be better than that?  Happy March Break, everybody!

4 comments:

  1. You've got the best month of March ever!

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  2. How fun! Glad I now know that "Tim's" is a doughnut shop, not just a blog!

    I watched the movie, Enchanted April, a long time ago and LOVED it! Oh my goodness -- that Italian villa! Wow. I loved how the beautiful young woman fell for the guy that was nearly blind. And what was the main character's husband's name -- Melesh? Fascinating dynamics in that film.

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    1. Yes, "Mellersh" -- I never heard that name before or since. After watching the play I want to re-watch the movie to compare. Going to a live theatre production is so much fun, and I don't do it that often.

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