Monday, January 17, 2022
How are you spending this snow day?
Some businesses are taking the day off, dentists have cancelled appointments, and roads are closing, all thanks to the snowmaggedon of January 2022. How are you going to spend the day?
▪️Watch something new: We’ve seen everything worth bingeing on the usual streaming services, so what to do now? The NFB to the rescue! We recently signed up for a free account at the National Film Board of Canada, which allows us to watch homegrown and international documentaries, features, animation, and interactive films for free. A search on “Ottawa” yielded a series of documentaries about our town from the mid century. For sheer escapism we recommend “Nobody Waved Good-Bye”, an improvised feature from 1964 about disaffected Toronto teens rebelling against conformity.
▪️Enjoy the outdoors - safely. Please drive carefully if you’re heading to the hills. Calabogie Peaks is open with a load of gorgeous new snow, but they’re advising low visibility. Mount Pakenham is closed all Mondays in January. Some lifts at Camp Fortune are closed today.
▪️Donate to a cause: the Ottawa Humane Society is inviting us all to donate $5 in honour of the late, great actor and animal welfare advocate, Betty White. Just text BETTY to 45678 to donate $5 to help animals in need.
▪️Enter a giveaway: Birds of North America is holding their annual Blue Monday Giveaway. Just visit their Instagram or Facebook feeds and comment on today’s post for a chance to win a $250 gift card. Think of the pretty dresses, skirts, jumpsuits, and tops you could choose. Winners announced tomorrow.
▪️Shop the Winterruption Sale at Maker House. Stock up on tasty snacks for your self, or do some gift shopping for birthdays and other occasions throughout the year. How about a Mini Strawberry Plant Starter Kit ($3.95) for the gardener in your life, the Great Canadian Cottage Puzzle Book for rainy days by the lake ($16.95), and useful kitchen stuff like the Olive Wood Spoon from Olivewood Glory ($8.95 each).
Whatever you get up to, please stay warm and safe, dear readers.
We'll see you tomorrow– Martha and Darren
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