Meowbox – April 2015

April showers brings May flowers and this month’s MeowBox.

It’s also a time for newborn kittens so you may want to visit your local shelter for a new addition to your family or just to donate extra goodies :)

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1. Multipet – Loofa cat for cats [Link here] – Neither cat is a big fan but I think it will be a good kicker toy when they get bored of the other toys – $3.19
2. Petcurean – Premium dry cat food [Link here] – Our cats are on a raw diet so… – $N/A
3. Lollycadoodle playmates – wool octopus [Link here] – Very cute toy – not sure if this is for cats because they didn’t even try to attack it. I think it’s a gift for me. Ok. Yes, it’s mine now. (picture below) – $13
4. Multipet – exotic featherfly toy [no link] – The cats ran off with it the moment I unpackaged it – the sign of a true cat product – appx $4
5. FoxyTricks – crochet cat ball with bell [Link here] – Cute crochet cat ball that the cats liked pawing at – chewed off the handle the moment they got their paws on it – appx $7
6. Temptations -all natural free range chicken treat [Link here] – WHAT KIND OF CAT DOESN’T LOVE TEMPTATIONS – $1.66

Approximate total:28.85

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Moments in March 2015

”Moments

RULES & DETAILS
1) Post 5 photos within the first week of the next month
E.g. Post 5 photos taken in January during the first week of February
2) It can be anything you want as long as you took it during that month
3) Write a sentence (or more) about the photo

I have real-ish photos this time! Yes, I actually brought out my camera. Woo.

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One of our day trips in Ontario led us to the smallest public library I’ve ever seen. It actually officially closed last year because no one was checking out books in this tiny town and if they did, they checked out books a city over.

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I found this cute little sign for weaving wool that same day! Seriously, why is there still snow?! It was the last week of March. (BTW the snow has all melted where we were in the city)

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We visited Markham Village which is this quaint little section of the city. It was one of those one lane places – looked like we were in a small town. Anyway, we decided to drop by Inspire and all it inspired me to do was to look for a better place for chicken and waffles.

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The conservation in Orangeville was still open (and for free) so we drove in to have our dinner by the water.

Until next time!!

Afternoon tea at Tintagels Tea Room (Erin, Ontario)

Over the weekend, we drove to Erin, Ontario for a little day trip. We decided to try out Tintagels Tea Room & More for High Tea – again, it was actually afternoon tea as high tea is served closer to dinner.

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It had this really cute sign at front which is next to Annie’s Antiques and owls nest gallery. But I found the display of clothes at the window very off-putting. It made it look like a thrift shop.

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It was a very cozy place with displays everywhere!! And I mean everywhere.

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See what I mean? They had several displays of tea related accessories.

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And this!!! LOL.

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I found this neat book nestled in a book case next to me.

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And it contained photos!! So Tintagels is a place in the UK which makes sense since their tagline is English fare with a British flair. Today I learned that English only refers to things/people from England whereas British refers to things/people from the United Kingdom which encompasses Scotland and Wales, and what have you. But of course, they prefer to be referred to as Scots or Welsh rather than Brits.

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It’s like Le Neuf Cafe, they had this little counter where you pay also with cute displays of dessert and little trinkets. Oh, they also serve local(ish) beer!

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This is their menu. “High tea” was only $13.95. It came with cucumber sandwiches, Scone with Devonshire Double Cream or Lemon Curd, Butter, Rootham’s Gourmet Preserves and your choice of any Dessert & pot of Tea.

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As per usual, I got myself the Peppermint tea. BP got some exotic fruit tea (as always). You know what, normally the fruit teas are a bad idea but the one they had was pretty delicious!!

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Your only choice of sandwich was…cucumber but they were pretty tasty. One of the best cucumber sandwiches I’ve had. You could really taste the butter. (Pro tip: Spread butter on your sandwich so that the bread doesn’t get soggy) And that is one big scone!!! BP really enjoyed it. Since we ordered two sets, we were able to get devonshire cream, lemon curd and two different kinds of preserves.

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The desserts came on their own. I ordered my butter tart. Delicious! They had such wonderful choices, I had a hard time but I settled on a tart.

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BP on the other hand ordered a triple berry crumble. If you like warm cooked fruit then….this is the way to go. I wouldn’t recommend it though. Mind you, their clientele were people over the age of 50 so… maybe they like that?

I would definitely recommend the tea room IF you’re up for a day trip in Erin, Ontario. Otherwise, you can always find other places closer to home for afternoon tea. Please check out my afternoon tea ratings page. Since Erin is not really considered part of the GTA, I will not include it. Next time, I’ll make it to the Old Curiosity Tea Shop in Markham Village.

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Tintagels Tea Room & More
Website
50 Main Street, Erin, Ontario, Canada, N0B1T0
519-833-0019

Meowbox – March 2015

Better late than never!!

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1. Edible Animal Treats – Pawbreakers [Link here] – Seriously, it’s a jawbreaker for cats made of cat nip … sitting ignored in their play box. I think it’s too big! – $2.99
2. Amazing Pet Products – It’s Alive! Hedgehog [Link here] – A hedgehog with a pull string and it vibrates for a while – neither cat was too interested after it stopped vibrating. They should make one that vibrates for a few minutes at least. – $3.79
3. Rollover – Seafood Mini Bites [Link here] – Little seafood pellets. Basil and PC loves it! – $3.99
4. Chilly Dogs – Barn Yarn Animals [Link here] – It came with one big yarn animal and one smaller one. PC loves them both. The moment I opened the bag, she ran away with the big one. – $3.49×2
5. Zukes – Soft Treats G*ZEES [Link here] – It’s a Daily & Hip Joint supplement for cats but …our cats are babies so they’re just treats to us – $4.99
6. Tiny Timmy’s – Dirty Flea Soap [Link here] – Have not used it but since our cats are indoor-cats, we don’t really have a use for it. Also, imagine trying to lather up your cat with it…. It’s already a fiasco when they try to shower with the cat shampoo – $6 for a bar
7. Amazing Pet Products – Three Sparkly Mice [Link here] – Colourful mice trio. They chewed off their tails but ignored them soon after :( – $1.89

Total Value: ~$26

The treats and the catnip toys alone make the box great! And if they get bored, we just rotate their toys. I think getting a Meowbox is a good investment if you have pets and are constantly going to the pet store to get them toys. Meowbox sources local goods so you know (most likely) they are not contaminated with anything harmful.

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Here’s a picture of PC with her barn yarn animal monkey.