Settling in to our new home

It’s taken a lot of work, late nights and headaches but we’re finally in our new location

1847 Main St

Come by to say “Hi”…

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Summer

It was about a week ago or so, when suddenly out of nowhere Summer Arrived.

What is better than summer in Winnipeg? It’s that laid back, I’m stayin’ in my garden til 10:30 at night and the birds are still singin’…Elm trees line practically every street in town and even though the sap gets in my hair when I walk through them, see if I care.

Summer in Winnipeg means the air is thick with the humidity that reminds us of how close we are to massive bodies of water that you can swim in on the days (and nights) that are so hot. How Friday afternoon’s in the city are so quiet because everyone who is lucky enough, runs away to the cabin or at least, camping in a trailer or even just plain old camping. It doesn’t matter how, we just want to be outside.

We don’t have to bundle up for 20 minutes in the morning or warm up our cars. Why, we can jump on our bicycles (yes, you should do that more) and ride to work! Or walk, or skateboard!

It doesn’t matter what’s happening because life is just easier. Food comes out of the garden and on to the dinner table and if it doesn’t then maybe it’s served to you on a sunlit patio on Corydon Ave. with a crisp glass of something yummy!

The sun has this way of healing all of our winter scars and heck, maybe even makes us laugh in awe of how we endure. And how!

We feel it here in The Lab Works. We know you think Winter is for suckers and when this warm, sweet, summery air finally wraps around our cold and clammy hands, you just give it a squeeze and say “I love you”.

Tonight, go for an extra long walk after dinner. Listen to all the birds singing. Sip iced tea in your 3-season sunroom and don’t get up until the stars are in the sky. Soon, the official summer begins (June 21) and paradoxically, the sunlight starts it’s journey back to night, until December 23rd (about). The time to take it all in is NOW.

Live in this glorious moment of summer because we know what comes next. It’s OK. I’m not going to talk about that here. I’m livin in the moment. See you out there!

Long Weekend for Louis Riel

Take in Festival du Voyageur, enjoy the beautiful weather and enjoy this mid-winter break!