Apps for October

Welcome Autumn and while visions of pumpkins are everywhere aceoss Eastern Canada I thought we could take a look at some fun October apps;

For hair colours perfect for Halloween you might enjoy the app Style my Hair by L’Oreal which lets you try hair colours risk free and gives style tutorials

Feel like creating a pumpkin without all the gooey mess, we’ll your in luck with Pumpkintastic you can make a fun little pumpkin using templates.

If you like iPhone games then Bubblewitch is a good witch game to pass the time releasing the owls with your wand.

If you enjoy books then the classic Charlie Brown story can be found as an interactive book –Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.

There you have it a mini apps roundup for October and There are many more fun October apps to discover on both iPhone and Android

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Incredible Monarch Butterflies

This week I had the pleasure of saving a Monarch butterfly from impending doom in a puddle of rain water. I lifted it onto my hand and discovered it was like a small bird with sturdy wings and long legs. I am in awe of these beautiful insect creatures who take a 5,000 kilometer migration journey from Canada to Mexico.

According to the WWF they say you can help the Monarchs by doing the following;

Planting milkweed: or by planting these and other butterfly friendly flowers:

  • Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
  • Black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
  • Canada goldenrod (Soilidago canadensis)

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Pumpkin spice is back

Every year the timing for the return of Pumpkin spice everything seems to get rolled back earlier and earlier. This year it was surreal to see Tim Horton’s promoting its iced cap pumpkin spice flavour in the midst of a heatwave.

While I generally love the smell of pumpkin spice that greets you at certain stores, I’m not sure that early September is really in sync with our seasons anymore. What are your thoughts on this?

Apples and spice and all things nice….

As Apple season and pumpkins roll our way this September I’m taken to thinking about all the varieties of apples we have available after stopping at a local Apple orchard. This orchard had a 6ft menu of ripe picking days for all their varieties and I lost count after 15 Apple varieties had been read due to my short attention span. I don’t know about you but what we might see on the grocery shelf is only a tiny amount of the varieties that are actually in season. So go out there and pick some apples this weekend and discover a new variety. After all it’s the spice of life!