Loving Life after 50

Skating on the Canal

 The snow has passed at least for now and the temperatures improved, enough so that I was comfortable outside to take a few pictures.  Arranged to go in to the office later to avoid after storm traffic so the lighting was supposed to be better for my pictures.  Went outside and all the neighbours were snowblowing their driveways so being the shy blogger I am I decided to head to the back yard for pictures. WELLLLLLLLL big mistake, the snow was a bit deep on the deck and the shading of the house affected the lighting so after two failed attempts I decided to put on my big girl panties and act like a real blogger so back out front I went. ( so ignore the hesitant look on my face as I hurriedly tried to snap pictures when no-one was looking, so I guess I am not as bold as I thought but I did manage to pull it off)
Ottawa snow storm Dec 10, 2014
and this was nothing compared to the knee deep stuff at the side of the house where I originally started. 
ankle deep in snow

Plaid suit in the snow
Back to my normal studio area and you can see the difference in the lighting, the snow sure does make a nice backdrop doesn’t it??  You probably noticed the suit.. yes it is true I did wear it last week with different sweater, accessories and footwear, confession time when I get something new it does stay on repeat for a bit. 
Blue plaid suit

Plaid winter suit and a cashmere sweater

posh little K nautical necklace

GH Bass heeled Oxfords and old navy anchor socks

red cashmere and a Target Plaid suit

Plaid suit and cashmere sweater

I am breaking a few more fashion rules, this from the yes I wear white jeans in the winter, I am wearing my summer nauticals.  Plaid and nauticals, tis true, figured it was a nice change from the everyday. This was the necklace I purchased from Posh Little K that was on constant repeat this summer and you can’t tell but my flashy red socks have little anchors on them.( Old Navy). I am liking the nautical, seriously everyone was wearing anchors this summer but I am not seeing to many lately and I like it.  Really enjoying the look today, My heeled Oxfords are from GH Bass and of course the suit is Target,.
Todays #blogmas14 hint is winter activity, well look around me we have snow lots of snow so I know I should say, sledding or skiing or even shoveling but I think I am going with another “S” word SKATING.  Not the beautiful figure skating that my lovely Carl did all her life, but that fun, rough and tumble outdoor skating on the canal skating.
Ottawa opens up the Rideau Canal every year as soon as it is frozen and safe and we have the longest outdoor skating rink in the world. The Skateway is 7.8 kilometres long, and begins just steps from Canada’s Parliament Buildings. The scenic skating rink extends to Dows Lake. In between, warm up at rest areas, where there are toasty fires, hot drinks and tasty snacks.
the rideau canal skating rink

winterlude skating on the canal

skating on the canal

Skating on the Canal is an experience everyone should have so if you find yourself with some time on your hands book a trip to our fair city, try the three weeks covering end of January into February and experience Winterlude the perfect time to experience our Canal.
Happy Friday and have a great two weeks before Christmas weekend.
Linking with ,Rachel, Sarah . Allison  Claire  Lauren , Mindy ,Tara  and because skating is a sport, I am going to join VTM again.
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  • I can't skate but would like to learn. There is no skating place here in my city, though. It looks like fun there.

  • There nothing wrong with rocking items that you love. I have never skated before. Every year downtown wiesbaden make an ice skating rink down there. Maybe one day I will have a to try it out.

  • That canal is crazy! It looks like so much fun, I'm not sure I'd be brave enough though.

  • You know how much I love this Suit and how much I love Plaid AND Red. As a matter of fact I am doing an entire week of Festive Plaid Outfits next week. More on that, I will E-Mail you. 😉

    Have a great weekend, friend and stay warm out there!

  • Wow , look at all of that snow! We get a flake here ad the streets shut down! Love the suit on you with the red ad the red necklace. Brave to go out in the oxford heels, but they are lovely!!
    Have a great weekend,
    please stop by, jess xx

  • Love this plaid suit on you! I need some plaid pants, pronto;) And I hear you on being nervous about people watching during photos, I always feel so awkward!

  • nice pics,i like to see snow 'cause we don't have here in my place

  • I'm heading to Target tomorrow and I'm totally looking for that blazer and pants! I'm the same way, I post pics of myself for all the world to see, but I'm all self-conscious about people watching me…ha!