Weekly Photo Challenge: together

In Cuba the children use a cardboard box for a toboggan.  This happy pair is tobogganing down the sand at the beach.  I have also watched young people toboggan down the steep grassy slope by the bridge in Varadero on their cardboard sleds.   It was a new way of doing things for us Canadians, but the joy of gliding down a hill is the same everywhere.  We had an old wooden toboggan that would hold about 6 people squeezed on together.  It was a blast for young and old.

Off Again

My bags are packed.  Half filled with stuff I might need and half filled with things for my friends.

Tomorrow I am cooking an early Easter meal for about 20 friends and family and helping some young people decorate Easter eggs.  It will be cold here so we will be inside the house most of the time.

There will be a few people who can play guitar so we will have some good music to listen to and sing along with.

Sunday I will clean the house and Monday my sister and I are off for two weeks in Cuba.  We are going to Varadero and will stay at a cheaper hotel close to downtown so that we can visit with our friends more easily.  We will also be attending a christening in Matanzas. I will post something when I get back.

I am a sporadic blogger at the best of times, but will not be taking my computer to Cuba so will be out of touch for two weeks.  Happy Easter everyone, I look forward to reading your posts when I return.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Arranged

I worked for years as an arts administrator with a touring theatre company and a visual arts organization.  The way arts organizations are able to transform a space always amazed me.  When the theatre company set up for a show in the local fire hall, it was transformed into a theatre by 8 pm that night, complete with a stage, lights, sound and seats arranged for an audience.  In this case, a juried exhibit, youth exhibit and exhibit of work from the community workshop filled this church basement with art.  The arrangement of the art work made you forget you were in a church basement which was more often the location of Brownie and Guide meetings, AA meetings and church lunches.

Although chairs were arranged for the opening, it was standing room only.  Gathering of the Arts opening receptions in Antigonish always draw a big crowd.