I looked out my window...to discover Tardis.
Summer is about fantasy, and stories that bring wonder
and exploration into these young boys minds.
Summer is all about an Opa who loves to make
and create things with them in his shop.
You may need to Google Tardis/Doctor Who!
"Oma, it's for REAL!!!!!"
At the end of this day their Father arrived looking for his sons...
after all, I had just received an urgent text to
'have the boys ready!!!'
And the young boys are discovered,
as there father finds them in their make belief world.
Only on this day, they were not impressed about leaving Tardis behind,
They left with faces of disapproval as they reluctantly changed into their Taekwondo uniforms.
You've all seen this swing splashed through our new Celebrations Book.
Let me tell you how it came about.
Last summer, I wanted a swing....a real swing,
one that reminded me of the days when I was young.
Not plastic, not metal, not binder twine,
and not that yellow polypropylene rope,
but a real authentic natural looking swing with 'rustic rope"
We searched everywhere....no Manilla rope was available in town.
I kept insisting...the kind of rope that we had tug of wars with....
the kind of rope that we made calf halters with..
"We're out of luck!" says my husband.
Then one day I went to Minter's Garden Shop!
As I was browsing through, I saw this swing hanging from the ceiling.
That's exactly the swing I want.
I ran home, found my man...and brought him in...
and he said,
"I can make it for that price!!"
"But we can't find the rope," I responded.
He looked at me and smiled....
"You really want this don't you?"
The rest was history.
We are the proud owners of a swing from the Rosedale Swing Company
Myka was more than surprised to see her swing splashed throughout the cookbook.
She quickly made contact with us.
She wanted to know how she could support our cause.
This is a family owned business.
Kathy and I planned a visit to meet her at her shop in Rosedale.
What a pleasant visit and what a pleasant surprise.
She was more than eager to share her story with us.
This is the only business in Canada that sells vintage swings.
She toured us through her tiny wood working shop, showing us her collection of cedar wood,
her Manilla ropes in many different lengths,
her various designs which you can find on her website.
More than anything, she loves to customize her swings.
You name it, she can do it.
In this photo she demonstrates her splicing techniques.