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Monday, July 11, 2011

Company's Gone; We Can Go Back To Sacrificing Missionaries To The Ogopogo Monster Now

First things first, some business to attend to....

A number of us have been developing an idea for a united front, you might call it, called Writers of Mass Distraction. We're friends and fellow writers, and we've got a group wordpress blog here. Check it out; it's a work in progress, but we're concentrating on the writing process and using the blog as a platform and show of mutual support.

Next, a few days ago at her blog, Erin Lausten put the spotlight on me. Check it out, and if you're not already following her, by all means, get started.

In my joint work with Norma in our alter egos of James and Scarlett, our cover is up and running. Have a look at it here. 

Finally, Donna gave me a chance to do a guest blog for her. I decided to choose phones for the subject of the day, and you can find it here at her blog Believe In Yourself. Again, if you're not already following her, then do so!

Now then, the Royal Tour is at an end, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have gone home to England. After their time in Ottawa and Quebec, they went to Prince Edward Island (a true gem for this country; if you haven't been there, by all means do so). William got some flying time in a Sea King, while he and Kate raced in dragon boats (William's team won). From there it was off to the Territories, to the wilds of Canadas' north and meeting the people there (William even spoke in Dene).

And they took a trip to Slave Lake, which was the scene of a disasterous forest fire some weeks ago, destroying a good section of the town and causing 700 million dollars in damage along the way. The last stage of the trip was to Calgary, where they opened the Stampede and looked rather good dressed casually.

I'm sure the fashion paparazzi were in horror at them not wearing the latest designer clothing at that moment in time, but let's face it... the fashion paparazzi are among the most useless human beings on the planet.

They finished off the tour with a trip to California for a couple of days, where they wowed even the celebrities and the Prince got some polo in. All in all, a successful tour.

Next time you two come back, make sure Toronto isn't on the agenda. It drives the local city boosters nuts to be slighted.

The editorial cartoonists got a lot of mileage out of Will and Kate, not to mention the local reaction to them. Here are some of the best, and the last one is the funniest one I have yet to see all year.


  1. Love the toons...but it's not really an exaggeration. Two countries fell in love with the royal newlyweds.

    Great bit of catching up there, partner! (I wish I could catch up on my blog reading that quickly!)

  2. As always, I love the pics. Too many giggles. I am also going to check out your links and look into your new joint venture. Sounds exciting! I love alter egos too!

  3. awwwwwwwwww the last toon is great.
    I can see her saying "who's the best whittle luv in the whole world ?

    Beyond what they mean to Canada, what I liked was Kate smiles and seems to be happy she is there. Williams smiles a lot looking like he wants to be there and they both smile at each other !
    What a great concept, smiling because you mean it.
    Perfect !

    cheers, parsnip

  4. Great post, thanks for keeping us informed about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge....

  5. lol... so funny. I think every man in the world is in love with Kate right now. She is lovely. I'm taking note of Prince Edward Island... I'm adding it to my list to visit. A visit to Canada sounds delicious to me right now so I can get out of the Florida humidity. Off to check out your post with Donna. ANd congrats on yours and Norma's book cover!

  6. Great adventures for all! You. The Royals. Other writers.

  7. Hey now! If it weren't for fashion paparazzi, I wouldn't have some of my fashion posts!
    I love the second pic! Lol.
    Great interview w/Donna. Perfect vacation spots! I just hate when someone tries to drag me to a tropical beach...seriously.

  8. I am really looking forward to the book from James and Scarlett.

    Fun blog today. :-)

  9. Great blog...I happen to agree with Eve. They genuinely want to be here, smiling and loving one another. They look extremely happy. And, they genuinely seem to care about the people.

    Excellent post!

    Oh, and BTW, love the Goodreads book list...!

  10. Ooops, sorry, I guess that was can be angry now...LOL sorry...

  11. William, thank you for mentioning my blogsite. You did a great job, as always.
    I have to say, I'm impressed with this young couple. I like how they've been handling things. And it looks like they enjoyed themselves too.

  12. Wow, you've been busy!

    And yay for PEI! All my dad's side of the family is there and yes... it's nice in the summer. Just don't go in the winter!


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