Riverfest Elora 2018

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Have you ever attended RiverFest in Elora?  I hope you said YES; this is my 3rd year as an attendee at this amazing musical event which takes place along the banks of the Grand River in Elora.  They have been entertaining music lovers for 10 years and this was the biggest one yet, with the tens of thousands grooving back and forth under the moonlight!

The 3 day event takes place on the 3rd week in August, with local festival presenters working year round to bring this incredible weekend show to the town of Elora.  The weather was perfect this year, just a little drizzle of rain on the Friday night with the opening act JULY TALK, and Saturday evening was FLAMING LIPS and another big act was BLUE RODEO on Sunday night. 

A lot of other local talented bands such as Boo Radley Project, Bearskins, and Madison Galloway to name a few, kept the 3 stages rocking all weekend.  I had the opportunity to take in the Flaming Lips on Saturday night, and it felt surreal.  When I looked up into the sky all you could  these big colorful balls in the air with the biggest disco ball shining light on them along with huge blow up figures.  The crowd just roared when they came on stage, I must admit I had never heard of them, but walked away a new fan.

There were a lot of really cool vendors from henna tattoos, jewelery and fashions.  Check out my chat with the fashion designer, StudioKampino, who designs her own line of upcyled clothing. 

You can check out my FB page for the interview, https://www.facebook.com/wanderingwellingtoncounty/?hc_ref=ARRFC5ximMqK54VfugPsRM4yY8NMd2cx6XwPD7T9SXfBQm_o6CRc5TavmKdkAO21WqQ.  If you have never been before to this event,   mark your calendar for next years event, it is family friendly with a host of food vendors, so bring your appetite.  One of the great things is there is a ban on plastic bottles at the event, you will see everyone walking around with reusable mugs.    They fully support green initiatives which help save our environment such as the, “SAVE THE WATER Campaign”.   This year the blue mugs were easy to spot as this is the color of the beautiful water flowing from the Grand River along the boardwalk of the event. 

Talk soon ~

 

Nancy

 

 

 

Dreaming of Far Away Places

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It is the start of March Break, and this is one of the first years in a while my daughter and I are not going South.  I know what your probably thinking, BOO HOO.  I just spoke with my daughter and said, “Are you excited for March Break?” Her response was, “OH yeah… March Break…”  I think the little people will probably be happy just to stay home and take a break from the day-to-day busyness of school life and extracurricular activities. 

It is always nice to go away for a little adventure and a little break from reality if even for a day or two.  When I read this little gem of a quote, it really made me pause and reflect.  Today  I choose HAPPY wherever I am and today.   I am in Guelph at work.  Tomorrow I will be in Fergus for the weekend, and then Guelph for the work week next week.  You know what, that’s OK, because, that is where I am supposed to be for the time being.  You know what I am kinda of excited the workday is almost over.

I have a night to myself.  My plan is to put the Tea Kettle & Fireplace on, grab my cozy blanket, light my candles and watch a few episodes of my current favorite Netflix series, “Grace & Frankie”.  

You might catch me dreaming of faraway places this weekend; climbing mountains, discovering little treasures on the beach, or drifting off into the sunset holding my daughters hand in a hot air balloon.  Or maybe that was Grace & Frankie carrying on with their antics?

Life is good!

Talk Soon ~

Nancy