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Saturday, September 28, 2013
Ed's family used to come to Bondi all the time, every summer, for up to six weeks at a stretch. In fact, as the family grew, so did their need for more bedrooms, and our Dad built a cottage just for them -- it is named for their family: Long-side.
That was a while ago. Kids grow up, get jobs, get married, move away... all the usual.
So we were just delighted to welcome Ed home to Bondi this September, after forty four years!
"The trees are bigger," he commented...
He and Claudia spent time exploring and re-exploring the neighbourhood. We could tell tales about Ed (oh, wait... we did!) and we enjoyed catching up on some of his tales too. (did we mention he could also tell tales about us! Yikes! There was the time he and Brian completely dismantled an old gestetner machine, and put it back together into working order. A huge smear of gestetner ink on the lawn was the only sign they had been at work. That old machine is still tucked in the basement. I could probably use it for 'back-up' if the computer fails)
His partner Claudia runs a hair salon in Quebec. She had fun in the stable, meeting the horses and working some magic on Squeegee's "do".
She confessed she has never done this before, so we look forward to this being added at the salon. She called this "fish braid," but here, on the horse show circuit, we call it "french braid." Go figure...
Don't overlook our specials for COUPLES! As well as families and groups, we offer great deals for couples looking to just get away.
You can check our availability on-line. We work hard to keep this current, but it may lag actual bookings. And it may not be 100% accurate...
We do have vacancies throughout July and August, but not that many... so you should scoop up yours! In fact, there are only about nine vacancies left for this summer!! We've got your cottage waiting, but you should call now!
We much prefer to keep the personal touch, and to discuss your booking the 'old-fashioned' way, directly, person to person! This helps us ensure that we've got your booking just the way you want it.
1 888 300 2132 or 705 635 2261 or email us. We've got your cottage ready!
Summer is here. The lake and the loons are calling, the cottages are ready... and Environment Canada is predicting a hotter than usual summer -- so where better to spend some of that than at the Lake of Bays, in one of our lakeside cottages. Get out of the city, restore your soul...
We also have some vacancies for the summer still --
We've got a fantastic place to gather, enjoy the scenery, relax by a fire, and spend time with family and friends. Whether a quiet couples' getaway, or a family reunion or a club outing , we've got your cottage waiting.
We'd love to hear from you. The experiences our guests have are precious to us. If you have photos you took at Bondi, we'd love to have those as well. You can email them to Nancy at email@example.com
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We are very proud of Napster, our tail-painting cat, who uses his lovely artwork to raise money for charities. This lovely little creature passed away July 2015, but left a huge legacy, having raised over $12,000 for various charities through the sale of his artwork. That artwork, through prints and notecards, is still available. Click here to visit Napster's Blog and visit the gallery of his tail-paintings.
Now sold around the world, he was honoured to have his artwork sold around the globe -- he even has a print with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Click on the following links to enjoy a 'virtual ski' round some of our 15 km. of groomed track set cross country ski trails. Thanks to Altitude and Attitude, North Muskoka gets the kind of winter you can really enjoy. Huge thanks to Eric Prince, the creative mind that made this videos happen!
Click here to enjoy seeing a variety of our trails.
And Click Here for another cross country ski adventure.
and this one, in 2014, just days before the snow vanished, from Hawke Lake on down. Click Here
And Click Here for just one more...