Monthly Archives: March 2012

Wilma the Cat

Wilma had surgery to remove her damaged teeth and also a hernia in her abdomen.  She’s recovering nicely.  She has domesticated herself and it seems she would love to live indoors.  But in her present home, there are dogs that … Continue reading

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Tempting Providence TNL

If you’re near London Ont. you’ve got a couple days left to see a grand play at the Grand Theatre.  Tempting Providence, by Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador, runs until Friday March 31st. It’s the story of Myra Bennett, a British … Continue reading

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Coronation Street Scene of the Week (Mar. 25/12)

Tuesday, while looking at Faye flounce off as he and Ches unloaded materials, Owen said it best:  “It wasn’t a shed, it was her sanctuary.”  So why is he replacing the shed with a flaming fishpond!  Faye has not been … Continue reading

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Pittie Myths

I don’t often agree with Peter Worthington, but I did with what he wrote last week about Pit Bulls and Ontario’s Breed Specific Legislation.  He calls BSL a “Ku Klux Klan law”, “akin to deciding guilt based on appearance, not … Continue reading

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Fanshawe Riot: Educating fools?

Last weekend, St. Paddy’s Day, London Ont. joined the ranks of cities of fools.  Violent, vandalizing fools.  Students at Fanshawe Community College in the city’s east end overturned cars and torched a CTV news van.  Houses near the campus were … Continue reading

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Coronation Street Scene of the Week (Mar. 18/12)

Sleep tight big fella.  Words for both Schmeichel and Lloyd at the end of Monday’s episodes.  Thank you, Carmel Morgan, for two perfect episodes.  Sad and perfect. The death of Schmeichel was beautifully done.  Ches talking to him while waiting … Continue reading

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Schmeichel, the Greatest Dane

The name Schmeichel is well-known to two groups of people, soccer fans and Coronation Street fans.  Peter Schmeichel is a great Danish goalkeeper who played for Manchester United.  It was in his honour that young Chesney Brown named his Great … Continue reading

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Tales from The Street

The big Corrie bus has rolled into Canada:  McDonald father and son and the Peacocks.  Charles Lawson (Jim McDonald), Nicholas Cochrane (Andy McDonald), Stephen Arnold (Ashley Peacock) and Julia Howarth (Claire Peacock) started a tour of Ontario and Alberta last … Continue reading

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Coronation Street Scene of the Week (Mar. 11/12)

There were a lot of great scenes this week.  The birthday party from hell with Rosie’s press coverage and Sophie and Sian’s hidden engagement rings, Paul telling Eileen about his wife’s illness and the toll it takes, Sally sniping during … Continue reading

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Cat letter

Below is an email I received today, updating me on the “charity cat” colony that grew up when several cats were dumped at a friend’s house.  She and her husband have been looking after them, finding homes for them, and … Continue reading

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