Month: May 2016

Your Wedding, Your Way

It’s not really fair to compare our Las Vegas wedding to a wedding with invitations and guests and centrepieces, except that we were ahead of the trend on something important: customization. These days, brides and grooms are realizing that they can have a service that’s as long or as short as they want, and have it contain what they want, instead of taking a cookie-cutter ceremony from someone who simply inserts their name into the wording. Our friend Laurie is now an ordained Minister and that’s her niche: officiating customized, non-denominational weddings.  …

A DJ’s Spin

I first met Dick Williams when I was working at 1039 FM here in London. His son, DJ, was the station’s Sales Manager and Dad had dropped by before joining him for lunch. Dick is a broadcasting legend in this city and he’s finally releasing to the public the stories that have entertained his friends for so many years.  …

Our Crate Creation – From Lisa’s Pieces

Derek has becoming quite the crate-ive genius at working with reclaimed wood and I’m posting little stories about what goes on behind the scenes under SHOP on this website, where Lisa’s Pieces lives. This is the story of the crates we’re making right now. Derek does the salvaging, milling, sanding and building. Then the pieces come to me for a finish and handles. We love our little operation and here’s how it works. 

The Tax Song

When I read about the latest successful telephone scam, I didn’t believe it. When I saw the lips of actual Windsor police officers move to tell the story, I had to admit it was true. These scammers must have a patter that’s awfully effective, or it’s just a matter of numbers before they hit someone exceptionally gullible, because it’s hard to imagine this one working as well as it has.  …