Origin of the Gold medal biters

Some athletes bite them, some athletes kiss them

Via Huffington post

Canada's duet Meaghan Benfeito (L) and Roseline Filion celebrate during the podium ceremony of the Women's Synchronised 10m Platform Final after the diving event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016.   / AFP / Odd ANDERSEN        (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Canada’s duet Meaghan Benfeito (L) and Roseline Filion celebrate during the podium ceremony of the Women’s Synchronised 10m Platform Final after the diving event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016. / AFP / Odd ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

This biting of the gold medal was invented by Photographers who were not too inspired by athletes who would stand still with a hanging medal on their neck, so they asked them to bite on the medal, apparently you can tell real gold if you bite on it and you leave teeth marks, real gold is quite soft.

Some Olympians play it safe and kiss their medal instead.

Moving downtown again

I am definitely a city girl, this is why my family named me ‘’ The Asphalt flower’’

Image via Mondev

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A few months ago I was looking for condos and apartments for rent, it had to be downtown and reasonably priced.

As I was browsing on the Internet I discovered the Mondev condos, I was surprised to find out that event though their location is so closed to downtown their prices are quite affordable.

 This is their site, if you are on the market for a condo I definitely would look them up.

 ! Mondev Condos is one of the few condo development companies in the city that offer stunning condos in Montreal, at affordable prices, in every hotspot of the city

Images via Mondev

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 I finally moved, and as I did not want to be too far from where I was living before, I rented a condo a few blocks away and one street up.

 Moving can be difficult and traumatic, so you need all the help you can get. The people who work in the building are of the most importance to me, they have been incredibly useful, so make sure you are in good terms with them, it will make your life so much easier.

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For instance, when I was unpacking and submerged with tons of boxes, I called the doorman and ask him what I could do with them, would you believe that a young couple was moving out and needed boxes, they came and picked them up immediately, it was such a relief.

They are certain laws in condos, so make sure you are aware of them

If your friends offer to help you unpack, say yes, it is so much more fun than doing it by yourself.

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These are only some snippets of what living in a condo entails, the rest you sort of just pick up by living there, and that way you’ll be able to help one of your friends who decides to move into a condo with your own insider tips

Finally a realistic Barbie doll

Artist Nickolay Lamm has created an average looking doll with an average body of a 19-year-old. I am absolutely delighted, at last a doll that will not look like the impossible dream but totally imperfect like any of us. You can also buy it with a variety of clothing and accessories. 

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The artist Nickolay Lamm

http://nickolaylamm.com/via http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

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Barbie on the left and Lammily on the right

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slide_306146_2642666_free slide_306146_2642667_free”Lammily is about being true to you and not setting any standards”

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For more information about this terrific fun looking doll go to http://nickolaylamm.com/

Decogirl Montreal’s son louis is getting married

 

Hi every one, I have not been very present lately, but I am still here and kicking.  My son Louis is getting married June 30th, it has been a bit or a roller coaster, between work and preparing the decoration of the wedding venue, something had to give and it was you guys.  Thank you so much for following decogirlmontreal, stay tuned,  Friday, we will discuss ”How to revamp your deck” I think summer is finally here.

My son Louis 1 year old

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I had to share this picture of Louis with you, I am sure you will forgive me for being such a dilettante, have a great sunny day.

Most famous babies in the world

When we are about to tackle a New Year, we always think about babies, we have the first babies of the year, but the most famous babies in the world were the Dionne Quintuplets.

Via http://www.canadians.ca/

The Dionne Quints were born in Callander Ontario Canada near the small town of Corbeil. They were part of a very modest family, they were made wards of the King under the  Dionne Quintuplets’ Guardianship Act, 1935.  The Dionne quintuplets were not only famous babies, but were famous most of their adult life.

Ontario Premier Mitch Hepburn with the Dionne sisters.

Memorabilia post card of the Dionne sisters

The Dionne Quints represented on Halloween Night.

Via http://taxlaw-patents.com/dionnes.htm

Even today you can buy the Dionne Paper Dolls

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I believe that they were the most talked, written about, publicised children in the world, move over Ms. Suleman, octomom.

Life magazine picture of typical French Canadian girls first communion.

The quints in the Canadian wild. 

The Dionne sisters became part of the popular culture and were mentionned in Hollywood movies ant TV shows. For more info about the Quints you can go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dionne_quintuplets.

 

 

Decogirlmontreal spends Canada day in Muskoka Ont.

I am looking forward to a few days vacation visiting my in-laws,with my son Louis his fiancé Fiona and my husband Peter in Muskoka….I will show you a few pictures before I go so that you will discover Muskoka Lake…

Via http://www.muskoka.ca/Welcome to Muskoka Ontario Canada!

I will be sitting on a similar chair and meditating for a while….

Port Carling Muskoka

A Muskoka Home…

Sunset in Muskoka

Hopefully I will be in my bathing suit, it has shrunk a bit since those days…..

Stay tuned, for I will still be on for the week, I might not be able to write a post everyday,  but I still have a few tricks and  ideas to share with you…Tomorrow we will inspire you with some Canada Day and 4th of July yummy food. Have a super evening….