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Laurie May

Laurie teaches Grade 4 at Island Lake Public School in Orangeville and writes in her spare time. She lives in Mono and looks for the humour in everyday country life. Check out her blog “Two Blue Boots”.

From “In the Hills” to “On the Hills”

Dec 8, 2016

These Two Blue Boots are moving on to find new adventures.

Necessary Notes

Mar 3, 2016

What is your preferred note taking device? Digital or paper?

I Can’t See

Dec 9, 2015

There is a world wide conspiracy to print important instructions, directions and descriptions in smaller and smaller fonts!


Oct 27, 2015

Seven tricks you too can try at home!

House For Sale / The Power Of Positive Thinking

Sep 29, 2015

Modern-day urban myth dictates that if you bury a plastic statue of Saint Joseph upside down in your yard, your home will sell very quickly.

Humans of Orangeville

Aug 5, 2015

“It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter”
– Alfred Eisenstaedt

I Fell off my Horse

Jun 25, 2015

“Writing about a writer’s block is better than not writing at all”
— Charles Bukowski, The Last Night of the Earth Poems

Shirley May

Feb 7, 2015

Your life is the story you are leaving behind for others to read. Make every word count.
Pierrette Raymond

Country Gal Goes to the City

Dec 1, 2014

“When you get into a hotel room, you lock the door, and you know there is secrecy, there is luxury, there is fantasy, there is comfort, and there is reassurance.”
Diane von Furstenberg

Spa Brain

Oct 17, 2014

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it”—Sidney Harris

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Sep 10, 2014

Please help me decide the topic for my next blog post.

Thank You Readers

Jun 29, 2014

“It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy.”
Author Unknown

Ignorance is Bliss

May 6, 2014

“Even the models we see in magazines wish they could look like their own images.” Cheri Erdman

Providence for the Playwright

Apr 9, 2014

“Luck affects everything; let your hook always be cast. In the stream where you least expect it, there will be fish.” Ovid

Gaining Weight and Losing Pants

Feb 5, 2014

I keep trying to lose weight but it keeps finding me.
Author Unknown

Resolution Roadblock

Jan 6, 2014

I used to think city driving was difficult. It didn’t take me long to discover that rural driving has its own unique set of challenges. Let me elaborate…

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree

Dec 19, 2013

Christmas is not really about the tree. It’s about the people that surround the tree – and “home” is wherever you feel loved.

No Time for Banana Bread

Nov 6, 2013

Little did we know we would slowly discover that “country folk” are the hardest working people on the face of the Earth.