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At the start of every month, we offer you a short list of pleasant activities to consider, some focussed on afternoon tea, some not.

Herewith five suggestions for May 2014.

Bike rides
I think we can now safely say, “Grab life by the handlebars”! Pump some air into the tires, oil the chain, check the brakes, open the garage and roll out the bike. Take some iced tea along for the ride. We’re promoting cycling because it’s economical; it reduces traffic congestion; it improves your health and it’s a lot of fun. Find out more about the ins and outs of cycling by joining a local cycling group. We belong to the Toronto Bicycle Network, an excellent group that provides lots of group rides, lots of good information about all aspects of cycling. Check out the TBN if you live in or around Toronto.

Five Boro Ride
logo_bikenyIf you happen to be in or around New York City on Sunday 04 May, you can cheer the TD Five Boro Bike Tour. 32,000 cyclists will bike through Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island on streets totally free of traffic. The event is co-produced by Bike New York and the New York City Department of Transportation with proceeds 
funding Bike New York’s free bike education classes. It’s way to late to participate in this year Five Boro Ride, but bookmark the Ride link; registration opens in mid-January 2015. Is there a better way to experience the Big Apple than by bike?  On the roads that are yours, across bridges that are yours and a city that is totally yours for a day. We think not.


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Enjoy Highland hospitality. Throughout this year, Scotland welcomes the world to Homecoming 2014. In addition to the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup, the year-long programme of events and activities will showcase the wonders of Scotland: Mouth-watering food & drink events, lots of great outdoor activities and spectacular arts, cultural and ancestral heritage to explore. join us and be part of Homecoming Scotland 2014


SconeService240-1May is Mother’s Day
The influence of mothers in society is huge; just check out the ancient matriarchal societies to women today who tend the familial and societal bonds. Sunday 11 May is Mother’s Day. In whatever way you are going to celebrate Mother’s Day this year – whether with your mother, mother-in-law or the women who influence you, make it special with a favourite meal, a cake, or scones and clotted cream. Our readers in the Greater Toronto Area can order 12 Classic scones, Devon Clotted Cream and Preserves.

Book your scones today for delivery in the GTA on Sunday 11 May
12 Scones, Cream and Preserves, suitable for 6 to 8 guests
$35.84 includes taxes and delivery
Order desk open 8:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m. (Eastern) 416.407.6837
Offer valid in the GTA only

And a Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers and women of influence!

Spring Birding Festiva
The Prince Edward County Spring Birding Festival takes place 10-19 May. This is surely a confirmation that spring is actually going to happen. Week-long festivities include workshops; a photo contest; banding demonstrations every morning; daily guided walks at various times of the day and early evening and culminating with the County Birding Tour on Sunday  18 at 8:00 a.m. The Birding Festival takes place at or near the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory,  a migration research station located along the eastern tip of Prince Edward County about 30 minutes southeast of Picton, Ontario


























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