This has to be my favorite kinds of posts.
We always love to stay downtown. doesn't really matter which city, but downtown in Canada means little coffee shops that locals love and good quaint places to eat and amazing art shops. (I would NOT suggest that you stay downtown when you visit Johannesburg or Pretoria in South Africa!)
So this time around in Calgary, we are staying in a downtown hotel with a suite which makes it quite comfortable for our family. And this morning when I opened the curtains, I saw this coffee shop opposite the road and as soon as it opened, we went in to get coffee. What a beautiful place. Called Kawa. (love that name) They have cerulean blue paper cups and I am really thinking I can make something from it!! The coffee is fantastic and while Jaku is busy studying now, we are already planning a coffee break in an hour or so.
sigh. It takes so little to make me really happy!
I also got a few of these Ikea Christmas cards. (We went to Ikea as soon as we drove into Calgary- it was our pit stop for this leg) I love the festive patterns and the unusual color combinations. Imagine Black, brown, orange and red. But I LOVED it. (I am planning on doing a 2 week Valentine class again in February and all the festivity sparked some ideas for that class).
If anyone want to win a little RAK of one a pack of these cards, leave me a comment. I will be so happy to mail it out to you.
I just had to buy a bunch of little battery operated lights too. Those taking the Christmas class, will know it's the ones I used for the Scrapbook tree. I think I am going to give a couple away as RAKS in my next lesson so be sure to check it out. The good news about the class is that every lesson's notes are posted with the lesson. So, if you decide in a week to join the class, you can just go back and download all the notes. There is no cut off date and no limit to the amount of students. I guess because we are 6 teachers, we can handle lots!
Tomorrow we are planning to go to the beautiful Banff. we will probably have lunch HERE as it's one of our favorite places. If the day is clear going up the mountain with the gondola is definitely on our list.
It's amazing to me even after 3.5 years that a few hours drive from home can provide such amazing beauty and experiences. Canada is so vast, we still feel like tourists. Even though we are permanent residents.
You must all have a wonderful weekend. And remember the little RAK!
A thought for today: Psalm144:1-2 Blessed be God, my mountain, who trains me to fight fair and well. He's the bedrock on which I stand, the castle in which I live, my rescuing knight, The high crag where I run for dear life, while he lays my enemies low.
Love & kisses