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Tie up Your Dirigible and Visit for a Spell

Ebenezer Hawkins

Joined Apr 1 2012
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77 years old
British Columbia
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I am  (2012) 66 years of age, retired and an avid gardener/plant collector. I also enjoy cooking, reading (especially Steampunk) and many kinds of music. I have always loved things in the Steampunk style but didn't realize what it was called until this year. Since then, I have been exploring Steampunk websites, etc.

I am hoping to purchase a new house in the fairly near future in order to have a more energy-efficient abode and in order to begin building a Steampunk-styled garden. Absynthe is good, isn't it!!!:)

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Reply T. Henry Petras
1:30 PM on June 22, 2012 
Dear Sir...I am in North Dakota where apparently the Wormwood grows wild. Have no proper garden here.. but have done so back in my native Oregon (and miss it terribly). I am a new member to SP Canada and noticed your SP garden note.
Reply Jedediah Solomon
6:07 PM on May 29, 2012 
Agreed, Echo Bay is not a well known burg, but those of us who call it home enjoy that very aspect of it. It is located along the Hwy between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
Reply Erin Latimer
10:25 AM on April 20, 2012 
Oh, most certainly! Do you plan to attend next year? My friend and I are already planning that I will make the trip to Victoria next year and we will be there for all three days with bells on (well, in full costume anyway)!
Reply Erin Latimer
11:39 PM on April 19, 2012 
*sigh* jealous. I hope you enjoy Victoria. If you hear a muffled giggling from your suite case, I did NOT sneak in to get a free ride.
4:48 AM on April 10, 2012 
They may wear goggles for about 5 seconds, they are cats after all. There's also the question of wether you want to test the temper of a feline that outweighs most average dogs. I'd be willing to watch...
6:12 AM on April 9, 2012 
Hi, in reply to your note about Main Coon cats, actually they are not supposed to be polydactyl. 5 toes is the standard for show quality cats, which both of mine are. Great cats to own, wonderfully calm personality. Like owning a dog without having to give them walks around the block every few hours. And how many cats do you know who LIKE water?
Reply Lee A. Farruga
7:35 AM on April 8, 2012 
Hello Mr. Hawkins. I'm not sure of which membership list you speak, but I can surely see you on the Membership page.
My suggestion for finding other gardeners, and those interested in a steampunk garden, would be to start a forum discussion. Just go to the "General" subject on the Forum page and start a new topic like "Steampunk Gardening" and then those interested can discuss with you. Cheers!
7:17 AM on April 8, 2012 
Hot rod was not mine, but served as a good backdrop for the cat picture. I was showing off my Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Sportback at that event, had my cat with me. The cat became more of a hit than the car. The breeded of my cat was also visiting, so she took a set of pictures I am very proud of.
His name is Ranger and he is a pure bred Maine Coon cat. Nearly 20 pounds now, small for his breed.
7:13 AM on April 8, 2012 
Same here, Quebec and BC are the only two provinces where the correct version of Absynthe can be available. Also similar liquors such as Chartreuse, Benedictine, and a variety of others. I still find it vaguely disturbing that such liquors with unusual properties are produced by monks. Go figure?
6:46 AM on April 7, 2012 
Absynthe is very good if it's the real stuff. Beware of the perils of the Green Faery as it can have some "entertaining" side effects. However the complete version is legal in Quebec and BC. Go figure. You can probably grow the right herbs in your garden.
Reply Erin Latimer
8:36 PM on April 6, 2012 
Hello Mr. Hawkins! I can indeed be of some help in regards to shopping spots. If you seek headgear, you might try a quaint little shop on Government street called "Roberta's Hats". It sells tops hats and bowlers as well as high quality goggles, fascinators and sunday hats and pretty much anything else you may desire for your noggin. As for other accessories, I think you'll find there will be lots to buy at the actual expo (I went last year and they sold the most marvelous inventions!). When you're in Victoria, I do encourage you to take a horse-drawn carriage ride around the town, as it's the best way to travel, and they'll do a tour for you.
Reply Lee A. Farruga
7:53 AM on April 5, 2012 
You put your reply to PM on my page dear, I've now put it where it belongs. Cheers!
Reply PM
8:52 AM on April 3, 2012 
Mr Hawkins,

(a relation, perhaps, of Jim Hawkins of the Admiral Benbow Inn?)

A pleasure to make your acquaintance, sir! In reply to your query regarding my region of domicile, I have the good fortune to reside in Her Majesty's Province of New Brunswick (formerly known as Sunbury County, Nova Scotia, prior to the 1784 division of that colony), which has lately been granted the boon of Responsible Government. Or should that be "Irresponsible Government"? I confuse the two at times.

"Sporeville" and "Knights of the Sea" are indeed available through Kobo in e-book (ethereal-book) format for aficionados of incorporeal literature. My website also has a free radio play that was produced of my short story "The Resident Member"
which gives a taste of the short stories that will be in my upcoming collection, entitled "Ether Frolics", to be published in a few months.

Good fortune to you, and to those noble devices of Vancouver Island's arms - the trident & caduceus!

Reply Lee A. Farruga
6:34 AM on April 2, 2012 
Welcome! It's lovely to have you with us.