Monday, December 5, 2016

EmaRene 2016 Christmas Village - Final

After a few more table moves, re-arranging, undoing the electric wires,  (in other words a real workout of  squats and push-ups ) the village is finally done.

The hubby does not believe it is final though.

EmaRene 2016 Christmas Village - Rev 3

Thankful for a friend who feeds the inner child in me - so goes my Facebook status. Thus came the train - donated by a friend. I have no space for a train, I realized too late. But I have been wanting to have a train in my village. First, train test - and thankfully it still worked. Then I took apart everything that I worked on to revise the whole arrangement. (Meaning all the 4 plus hours of work last Saturday was gone.)

And yes you read it right - this is Rev 3. There was a minor change I did in between during the week which can be called Rev 2.

It took me around 5 hours to rearrange everything - and here goes Revision No. 3. The biggest change here is the presence of the train at the center and the addition of the extension on the left.

Made all these changes on a very hectic weekend of Nov 26.
I was beginning to be happy.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

EmaRene 2016 Christmas Village 2016 - 1

With my recent travel to the homeland in October, I was no longer planning to do my Christmas village this year. I know creating one takes so much time and energy. But I figured it would be a waste for my villages to stay in their boxes for another year.

And so it goes that I took them out from the locker room and decided to do the simplest arrangement.

Photos of the first arrangement done on November 20. From 6 pm to 10 pm.
And I was tired.

It looked so lonely and so bare for me. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Creemore, Ontario

The village of Creemore (from Irish Croí Mór, meaning "big heart") lies approximately 130 kilometres (81 mi) north of Toronto and is a thriving village of 1,300 people. Our last stop before finally going back to Toronto after that short 4 day trip to Collingwood.
Fun things to see and photograph at Creemore's short but interesting Main Street.

It was a quite Tuesday.

Show window of this pretty little shop which has a lot of beautiful things for sale.

I did not even know this village is known for its beer.
Maybe someone wants to comeback.

And of course for some "photo me" time.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Clarksburg, Ontario

Clarksburg, Ontario was a revelation! A town we ignored, passed by and was never on our list. But driving around the South Georgian Bay area led us to this tiny but very artistic village. Arriving at almost 5 o'clock on a Sunday - the shops were closed and I swear there were less than 5 people on the road. This was an advantage and I had so much fun!!