Monthly Archives: February 2014

Productive

It was an immensely productive day – although my multi-tasking skills were severely tested early this morning. At one time I had a load of laundry going while watching the Ice Dance free skate, writing a huge feature, chasing down some … Continue reading

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More rain

  Yes, I can multi-task: I can write my blog and watch ice dancing at the same time – although I suspect I wont’ be doing either of them very well. Teh real test comes tomorrow with the ice dance … Continue reading

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Rainy Day Hike

Don’t even for one minute think this photo was taken today – think yesterday, when the sun shone. Today, my camera was terrified to poke it’s nose out of its new waterproof case. In fact, it was so frightened, I … Continue reading

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Heart Day

In celebration of heart day, I am posting all my favourite photos from today – all of them taken in my back yard. Mind you, my back yard happens to be pretty darn big – but still – not a … Continue reading

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Optimism

Despite all evidence to the contrary, I have decided to be optimistic. Yes, even about the state of Canada’s democracy. Perhaps it’s because the leaves are unfurling on the bushes and snowdrops are starting to bloom. Maybe it’s because of … Continue reading

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Sleepless in Nanaimo

I woke up at four a.m. and couldnt’ get back to sleep for almost two hours. What kept me awake? Politics. Specifically, Canadian politics. It was bound to happen sooner or later. Every week and every day, the situation becomes … Continue reading

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World’s Best Cousin!

I have the world’s best cousin! Not only is she willing to put up with me a couple of nights while I am in Europe – and feed me vegan food – but she is going to knit me a pair … Continue reading

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Snow and Rain

I caught myself, for just a moment this morning, feeling something odd: contentment? Bliss? Happiness? I don’t think I can put a name to it. It’s a feeling I have had before, but again, only for very fleeting moments. It’s … Continue reading

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Non-Buyers Remorse

  I am prone to the opposite of buyer’s remorse. I rarely shop for myself – just twice a year at Valhalla Pure. (Okay – maybe three times if I really, really need something). So, when I do, I ask … Continue reading

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Notch Hill

Well – it certainly wasn’t all about hiking today – although we did do Notch Hill twice (both hills twice) with a lunch break in between. And it was sunny and crisp and lovely. The dogs had a roaring good … Continue reading

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