Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Bookery: Travel Journal




Hellloo! I hope you all had an amazing Easter weekend that you spent with your loved ones, and I hope you're feeling rested and refreshed now and ready to hop into spring (pun intended)!
I've decided to categorize my travel related blog posts as "Travel Journals". During my lifetime my goals are to travel to as many different places, talk to as many different people, and learn as many different things as possible. Since I've posted in the past about my adventures in Holland and my trips to Toronto, I've decided I should refer to all these little posts as something memorable and simple, something that you can see I've posted and you'll say "Oh I wonder where she went today!", which is why all my travel posts will now be considered part of my "Travel Journal" and they will be "journal entries" :)

When you think about travelling, even merely hear the word, you think of exotic countries and expensive plane rides. But the thing about travelling and learning, is that it can be done from as far away as the other side of the world, to your own back yard, and I'd like people to keep that in mind when they feel envious of others who can afford to hop on a plane and stay in a fancy hotel in Italy. Adventure and learning is around every corner, and you can find some of the most interesting places just by going for a walk in your neighborhood.



Life lesson aside, let me introduce you to a little town in Ontario, Canada, called Fergus. I'll try not to bore you, but hundreds of years ago Fergus was known as "Pierpoint Settlement". It was settled by Scottish people which is why it now holds the annual Fergus Scottish Festival (if you want more information on the town's heritage, the site can be found at http://www.fergus-ontario.com/little-falls.htm).

This background knowledge leads me to my exploration location: The Bookery. This little shop is inspired by Scottish, Irish, and Celtic heritage, and it contains thousands of books from modern day fiction to old rarities and first editions. Walking into The Bookery feels like walking into another time; the store feels characteristically old, the employees are helpful and wonderful, and it is pretty much filled from top to bottom with interesting pieces. The store also carries a wide range of beautiful stones and jewelry. These little trinkets are one of the things that attracts me to the shop. They have beautiful polished gems with symbolic meaning, Celtic and other religious inspired jewelry, and amazing engraved stones, all also with their own meanings.


I bought the hanging turquoise bracelet with the rose gold tree that you can just about see hanging in the top right corner of the above photo + a book titled "Apocalypses" which you can see a few photos down.











I have to say, I could probably spend hours in this little shop, and it's a wonderful place to get a feel for the heritage that the town was raised on. The atmosphere in the shop is positive and intriguing, and if any of you ever happen to visit Fergus, The Bookery is a must see.

Thank you again to the girl who kindly helped me and let me take pictures today, I should have gotten your name! If anyone is interested in looking into this shop, they have a website at http://bookery.ca/thebookery.ca/

Thanks for reading!
- Kay

2 comments :

  1. I love your post dear! Have a nice day:)

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