Sunday, February 04, 2007


I haven't been to Ottawa's big winter event for a couple of years, but we went yesterday and had an absolute blast. After walking for over 40 minutes on the Rideau Canal, I'm convinced that I need to take up ice skating again (it's been over 5 years since I've laced'em up...) If you're in the Ottawa area and you haven't gone, go! Dress warm, bring a hat and wear two pairs of socks, and enjoy yourself... Winter, as Ally stressed in a recent post, is beautiful...

one of the ice sculptures... Since we went on the first day, they weren't fully completed. M and I nicknamed this guy the "Headless Goalie" and thought about all the ways parents could use him to scare their children... "Eat your vegetables, or the Headless Goalie will come get you..."

The view from Mackenzie King Bridge of the Canal...

Walkers for skating beginners - Brilliant!

Not a Winterlude picture, but fits with the winter theme

This ice sculpture represents real life in Ottawa perfectly... aah, to shovel...


Sajda said...

Assalamu Alaikum Noha,

I actually tried to leave a comment on your blog before but it wouldn't let me...(I found your blog through Hadeel's)

I hope this time it works! Please give my salaam to your mom, dad and sisters. I think about your mom often - I miss her!
I love your blog. It's so visual with all the pictures...a pic. is worth a thousand words, right? I'm going to add it to my blogroll (if that's okay.)
Will be visiting your blog again and look forward to chatting (via blog comments - welcome to the 21st century!)

noha said...

Salaams Sajda,
Of course you can add me to your blogroll! I'd consider it a compliment :D
My mom says salaams as well, and that she also thinks of you often and with a lot of love...