Amy Adams of Mount Pearl, Newfoundland says this stylish outhouse is the "nicest outdoor toilet in Chance Harbour" - but we wager it might just be the nicest outhouse in all of Newfoundland and Labrador! According to Amy, the outhouse (built by Larry Holloway) is "well-vented and features soothing lavender walls, a beautifully landscaped ...
As Downhome celebrates our 25th anniversary this year, we'll be sharing our joy with our readers through unique contests and special giveaways. Our first is the Silver Sweethearts Contest, where we asked readers who were married in 1988 to come forward with their wedding photos and a funny story from their 25 years of marriage. Thank you to all who responded - we had some great chuckles around the judging table. In the end, we
Not Your Average Christmas Trees
Do you think your Martha Stewart-inspired Christmas tree is a real show-stopper for Santa? Think again.
Have a look at our readers' most extraordinary Christmas trees. With inspiration like this, maybe you'll be the one surprising Santa this year!
"Every year I put up a Christmas tree with nothing but ornaments that have something to
The Most EXTREME Newfoundlanders
Some folks sport sou'westers and fly the provincial (or the pink, white and green) flag to express their homeland heritage. Others opt for more...unconventional displays of provincial pride. Just check out the following submissions from these ultimate Newfoundlanders and Labradorians!
He Wishes he Was "Back" on the Rock
"I decided to show my pride in where I come from, especially as I live on the other
Best Kind Brides
As the weather warms and weddings get on the go, some Newfoundland brides decide to forgo the stilettos! Check out some of the best wacky wedding photos submitted by Downhome readers.
"Well it is, love," said I, "with me rubber boots on."
(lyric from traditional song "Rubber Boots")
"Gull on a Rock"
When we put the call out for "Gull on a Rock" photos, we had no idea the amazing response we'd get! And although they aren't all seated on rocks, one thing's for sure, they're all in a beautiful setting - Newfoundland and Labrador. See the August issue for a special display of seagull photos. Here are some honourable mentions.
Click on any photo listed in this article to see a large version of the
Wit Runs in the Family
My granddaughter snuggled into my lap one day and asked me, "Grandma, how many children do you have?" When I answered "five" and recounted the names, she said, "Oh my, Grandma, you must be a slow learner."
"Why do you say that?" I asked.
"Well," she said, "I asked Mommy one day why I was the only child and she told me that after I was born, she was a fast learner and realized one was enough."
Submitted by Carol Mouland of Ontario
Decorating Easter Eggs
How are your children spending their Easter holidays? Watching television? Playing Nintendo? Instead, spend an afternoon making fun Easter-inspired crafts with the whole family. Decorating eggs has long been a popular tradition at Easter-time, and there are actually many ways of going about it - all resulting in a different look. Some of these methods may get a little messy, so make sure you cover your work surface with newspaper or plastic and dress your
How Cold was it, Uncle Peter?
Uncle Peter Hickey used to tell this story of the old days before modern heating came into existence. Ours being a good Catholic household, there was always a statue of a saint or two placed around the house. In this particular case, it was a statue of St. Joseph at the top of the stairs. On some winter mornings, Uncle Peter would joke, it would be so cold that St. Joseph himself would have his arms wrapped around his torso, shivering and shaking to keep warm!