As I write this, the weather is doing its darnedest to remove the blossoms you see above. I leave them here for posterity, and look back at the some interesting blog posts from the past week or so.
Linda Hoang lists the patios and markets that will welcome your pupper; Family Fun Edmonton looks at the family-friendliest events planned for June 3’s 100 in 1 Day; and Sarah at Smile and Conquer finds some pennywise way to spend time with your beloved.
Kari Skelton rounds up her local loves; Liz Nicholls reviews the latest from Azimuth Theatre; and Cherry Bob-ombs tries out the not-so-serious sport of FootGolf.
A couple of dives back into the archives: Vintage Edmonton finds a disturbing story from 1930, and Mike Ross of Gig City looks at the ups and downs of outdoor festivals over the years.
News, weather, sports: Dave Cournoyer of daveberta examines the reaction to the NDP’s plan to update Alberta’s labour laws; Chris of Edmonton Weather Nerdery says Victoria Day was nice, but not the nicest (if you like heat); and OilersNation seeks your grades for the Oilers now that the season is over.
Karlynn Johnston of The Kitchen Magpie is planting her garden for honeybees; Michael Short of Let’s Go Outdoors reports on bears and electric fences; and Raising Edmonton has cat cafe news.
Amy of Passports and Pigtails shares her top travel tips, and Dani of Out of the Nest Travel seeks and finds a field of sunflowers in Hawaii.
The Edmonton Arts Council tells the story behind the distinct benches on Alberta Avenue; Glenn Kubish contemplates good citizenship on two wheels; and on The Wanderer, Zosia Czarnecka interviews Robin Mazumder about the good and bad of Edmonton’s urban design.
Thrift posts are my jam. Check out the latest adventures of Adina J on Blue Collar Red Lipstick, and go maternity thrifting with the non-pregnant but very enthusiastic Nicole Rowan of The Spirited Thrifter.
Let’s cook! Margaret Bose-Johnson of Kitchen Frau whips up some fresh-picked morels; Cindy Nguyen of Let’s Om Nom bakes the famous Sugarbowl cinnamon buns; and on Stump Kitchen, Alexis Hillyard whips up some vegan Turtles with friend Bridget.
A couple of gaming posts: Brent Jans of Renaissance Gamer finds ways to work marginalia into his campaigns, and guest poster Alastair vows to work through his unplayed pile in Steam on Almost Infinite.
On Beyond Umami, Lillian Tse tries out the Juniper Cafe and Bistro; On Beer’s Jason Foster marvels at the Alberta craft beer boom; and Sharon Yeo catches you up with a bunch of other news on Only Here for the Food.
Happy birthday to Maria K., who celebrates with opera on Simple Moodlings, and to Bree Emmerson, who marks the day on a trip to the UK.
Beverley Theresa has some harsh words for spammy behaviour on social media; Lyndsey of Over My Styled Body lets us peek into her style vlogging life, and reveals a bit of what’s hard about it; and Justine shares the less glamorous side of heritage home renos.
I can never get to all the blogs I’d like to, so be sure to seek out more on ShareEdmonton or in previous blog roundups.
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