I was driving along the Rideau Canal this morning, at least along the portion which is in Ottawa, and it was a treat to see so many people skating.
http://www.homesandantiques.com/. I became aware of this magazine as there was an article about Jen Jones and her quilt shop and gallery in the December issue. I really like the magazine--a number of interesting articles and sources of events and supplies in the U.K. Their website is informative too.
More about the Shetland ponies: Can't remember if I've posted the images of the ponies, Fivla and Vitamin, actually donning of their Shetland sweaters/coats/jumpers/woolies (?). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfybEEWnYSI From what I've hear about Shetland ponies, the women doing the dressing were either brave or foolhardy, as apparently the ponies can bite. These ones must be very tame, plus I see they were busily eating at the time. Maybe they were distracted or perhaps realized the importance of their debut. As you can see, they are the poster subjects for 2013 The Year of Natural Scotland. The woolies were knit by Doreen Brown who we visit on our Scottish Skeins & Skerries Tour. Doreen's business is called the Shetland Collection.