Home - Norma Walton
January 4, 2019
With age - or some would say wisdom - comes moderation of youthful expectations.
After heading to bed with my kids at 10:30 pm on New Years' Eve, I woke up hoping to live another 365 days in 2019. And as long as my loved...
December 11, 2018
I cannot help but become excited as Christmas draws near.
Singing Christmas carols in the car
Playing shinny at the public rinks
Tobogganing down the slopes of the parks
Buying treats to enjoy
November 29, 2018
I am far too old to be cold. Bring on the funny looking hats, the huge snugly scarves, the extra layers of clothing that add 40 pounds, the fur lined gloves, the mukluks...
Warmth in winter permits happiness. F...
November 10, 2018
I work in Muskoka a few days a month. It always amazes me how many Muskokans absolutely love winter. They snowmobile and ice fish and snowshoe and really relish snow.
I wish I could feel that way. I...
November 6, 2018
I love to eat...pretty much any type of food. But my favourite is my mom's cooking.
I am a mediocre cook at best. I am able to put staples on the table for my kids but nothing is exceptional.
My mom is a great cook....
October 11, 2018
Kraft Dinner has been around since 1937.
I was coming home from work late and my children were at home hungry. The three older ones know how to cook a few items so they can survive if I am not around, but that night no on...
September 30, 2018
Growing up I loved the Western Fair. The smells emanating from the food tent. The odours from the animals. The Cobra and The Matterhorn. All the people milling about.
The Markham Fair was...
September 10, 2018
We solved the mystery.
Growing up I loved Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys' mysteries. Zig Zag Escape Rooms was able to replicate that experience but in a group setting. The kids and I had never experienced an escape room befo...
August 31, 2018
Go jump in the lake!
Four more sleeps...let's plan to squeeze as much as we can from summer for those few remaining days...so if you can, go jump in the lake...literally.
August 24, 2018
I recently ran into a former tenant of mine in Muskoka. He was involved with a successful and glamourous business; knew all the glitterati; angered the wrong rich American; was charged with fraud; became estranged from h...
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