Pleasure Drop: Absorbing the solar in spring

Hello, pals! The solar is popping out which is great. We’re all in want of some vitamin D for us and our crops! We’re at the moment of yr the place there may be nonetheless snow in lots of elements of Canada, however there are additionally record-high temperatures in different areas. 

Whereas we’re having enjoyable working at CBC Sports activities masking all of the occasions and getting ready for a busy summer season, I took a while to marvel at Asher Hill of The Determine Skating Present, who was falling over with pleasure about American world champion Ilia Malinin. Enjoyable truth, Malinin means raspberry in Russian. Asher’s pleasure about Malinin’s efficiency is podium-worthy. I like his vitality and his enthusiasm. 

I watched the Juno Awards on the weekend that have been hosted in Halifax. Canadian rap legend Maestro Contemporary Wes got here to CBC Sports activities to speak about his induction into the Canadian Music Corridor of Fame. Seeing him get his props makes me comfortable. I nonetheless know all of the lyrics to “Let Your Spine Slide” and was proficient within the accompanying dance. 

I used to be beneath the climate final week and one of many issues I did was drink a whole lot of sizzling lemon water with honey. My girlfriend, Emina, despatched me some buckwheat honey which helps with a cough, and he or she additionally despatched me a throat spray that helps with a sore throat. 

Bees have all the time been fascinating to me however I went right into a hive of studying and came upon much more relating to the socialization of bees. Principally, they will be taught and undertake new bee-haviours and be taught very well from one another. 

I’ve been making an attempt to plan a backyard for the spring. Among the many thrilling issues I plan to adorn are solar-powered lanterns I picked up and which work fantastically (obtainable at Costco). I am making an attempt to get higher recommendations on find out how to preserve and nourish my small balcony and planter field. 

I discovered a fantastic weblog that’s straightforward to perceive and inspiring. I hope my herbs will profit and flourish!

Talking of flourish, love this story of Zechariah Thomas who, at 21, has his personal firm known as Swift Hockey, a hockey stick firm based mostly out of Oshawa, Ont. Thomas’ story is impactful as a result of as profitable as he’s, he was reluctant to be the face of his personal firm as a result of he is Black. However his stint on Dragon’s Den secured funding and he went ahead. 

We’re within the thick of the NCAA’s March Insanity and there may be nothing higher than seeing girls’s sports activities thrive. There shall be video games galore this weekend main as much as the Remaining 4. 

Lastly, one of many issues that’s bringing me a whole lot of pleasure is the break I’m taking for 2 weeks. Sure, I shall be off in the course of the begin of the ladies’s hockey world championships and different issues, however again after Ramadan. 

A much-needed break can be thrilling and I can not wait to come back again and share extra happiness with you.

Hope the subsequent whereas is filled with respite. 

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