A beautifully decorated, and rather delicious, Easter egg cookie made by one of the students in our Library Science program for a fundraising bake sale
For the most part it was a pretty quiet Easter weekend for me - time spent at home trying to make my apartment look less like the setting for a rummage sale, and quality time with my roommate....
Yes, that would be Fred (or, "The Bun", as she is now referred to)
No snow, so I was able to wear shoes!!! I put on my fave Converse (now made even cooler with shoelaces from Bella at the Citizen Rosebud) and some bright colours on Saturday to get outside and enjoy the great weather.
I stopped by The Sentimentalist, and snapped a shot of Melinda in her early '50's bowling shirt and vintage sunnies. The shirt has the name "Howie" embroidered on the front....
...and the name of the sponsor on the back. Cocktails and bowling go together, don't they?
Saturday night was Roller Derby night at The Western Fair Agriplex. Our own Luscious Lunch Ladies and Thames Fatales faced off in the first bout of the evening, and then London's travel team, the Timber Rollers, went up against Toronto's Death Track Dolls.
The Luscious Lunch Ladies (yellow) and The Thames Fatales (black)
I don't use a flash when I shoot at the Derby Games, so it's a challenge to get any sharp photos of players in motion. However, this time, because of the longer days, there was actually sun streaming in through the windows of the game venue, which resulted in some interesting photo effects. "Sad Panda" (in foreground) and the other Fatales Blockers attempt to stop the Lunch Ladies' jammer.
Thames Fatales' jammer, "Kindree Surprise", followed by what seem to be shadow versions of the other players
At Roller Derby, there is often cool stuff to look at besides the game, like these colourful sparkly shoes on one of the little girls playing with the hula hoops during half time.
The merchandise tables have derby gear, including tights, t-shirts, knee socks, and colourful skate laces like the ones in the photo above
Some of the adults are just as good as the kids when it comes to the art of "hula-hooping"
Derby fan in funky pink and black - I wonder where she got her striped arm warmers, as I've been looking for a pair that are nice and long like those
The Lunch Ladies put up a tough fight but in the end The Thames Fatales triumphed
Toronto's Death Track Dolls warm up during the first match. I couldn't resist taking this shot because of the gorgeous light, which reflected quite nicely off of the red shiny tights!