It’s almost spring; the birds are starting to sing and daylight saving time happens tomorrow — so get ready to feel like a zombie hooked up to a coffee IV next week — and naturally our thoughts turn to men in kilts. Because after hibernation mode who doesn’t want visions of Jamie Fraser dancing in our heads?
Um…where were we?
Right, crushes. As always, we’ve got you covered wether you’re looking to balm your bags or butter up your baking.
Anne Radcliffe: “When 35mm film went the way of the dodo, I was sore about it for a long time, and not least because I owned a couple of Nikon SLRs and thousands of dollars in lenses. Digital didn’t speak to me the way hand-developed black and white did. It was flat, it was impersonal, and it was UNGODLY expensive. So photography and I parted ways. Years later, I found myself doing something I’d never thought I’d do (having to learn to photograph my own FOOD when I hated still photography–I was a people-photographing person!). My phone’s camera has gotten me through the last 18 months, but I can’t help but be sensitive to (and ashamed of) its limitations as a camera.
The price of the Nikon DSLRs have come down considerably, and the best reason to stick with the company is that some of the bodies (like the D7000) are still backwards compatible with all my 20-30 year old Nikon lenses, gathering dust in my closet.”
Karen Humphrey: “I LOVE the cookbook Butter Baked Goods. The art is gorgeous, and so it’s not only beautiful to read but every single thing I’ve ever made from it has been absolutely delectable. Butter Café is a very popular café in Vancouver that’s been baking up treats for the past six years. I have yet to visit, but it’s definitely on my list.”
Dee Brun: “My pick is Bag Balm. It’s not just for cracked teats you know. Available at TSC Stores this is the best for cracked hands, heels, and chapped anything in this cold… Still great for caked bags, as originally intended.”
Kelly Williams: “There are only a few destinations that are on my “Must See” list and Scotland is one of them. Scotland is a country rich with history, culture, and tradition and I want to experience that first hand. As much as I want to do some very touristy things like check out the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, I think the real discovery of Scotland would come from venturing off to less popular spot and drinking whiskey with the locals. Hopefully those locals would include men in kilts.”
Candace Derickx: “There is a strange yellow orb in the sky and it’s packing heat. Spring must be on the way, and while I adore winter, I’m looking forward to flip flops and bright colours again. This Departure Reversible Tote from Indigo has me swooning this week. Perfect for travel!”
Source Images: Nikon Canada, Chapters, Bag Balm, Wikimedia Commons.