Link Ups, Reflection, Vancouver Island

Rhythm of the Rain

When I was eleven years old, in sixth grade, friends and I entered a school talent show. We did an early version of the line dance and moved (somewhat in sync) to 'Rhythm of the Rain' by the Cascades. What do I remember about this experience? I remember that leading up to our performance, my… Continue reading Rhythm of the Rain

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Goodness Spreading

.       Thank you to Vero and this months’ ‘Bloggers with a View’ participants for helping to spread some extra goodness. Goodness truly is all around us. Be sure to click on the My French Chronicles link to watch the quick video. Enjoy!

My French Chronicles

March 2021… We’ve made it! More or less one whole year of COVID!

As the world continues to grapple with coronavirus pandemic, some countries seem to have it under control (well done New Zealand, Australia, Singapore…). As far as France is concerned we’re still deep into restrictive measures and sinister perspectives!

But thanks to blogging and social media, I’ve managed to keep my window open to the world. The little videos we’ve put together with Bloggers With a View helped me greatly (keeping me busy with filming, editing, and interacting).

For the last vlog of this epic winter 2021, I wanted to focus on what’s good in our lives. I’ve asked our little community to show me what “goodness” meant these days.

I hope you’ll like the next 3 minutes. They are filled with snowy fun days, sunny coastal walks, plenty of outdoors happiness and also gratefulness for those who…

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Link Ups, Photography, Reflection

White Reminds Us….

A celebration is about to begin.Beidaihe, Qinhaungdao, Hebei, China.October 2004. Liberation is found in being our true selves.Cody in Beijing, China.October 2005. If you want a new friend, make one.Community Park, Parksville, BC.February 2021. Play is good for the soul.Winnipeg, Manitoba.January 2019. Stand apart from the crowd. Boardwalk, Parksville, BC.Feburary, 2021. Enjoy nature in its… Continue reading White Reminds Us….

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Bloggers with a View: MARKET DAY

.        Come join us on a trip around the world with stops at markets in France, Oman, Australia, Singapore and Canada. Thank you to all who participated in this month’s ‘Bloggers with a View’. A special shoutout to Sandy for putting it all together.  Update: Please use this link for the full sound version. Thank you for stopping by!

The Sandy Chronicles


The vlog for MARKET DAY is ready for viewing !


Many thanks to the contributors who shared Market Day scenes from around the world. We have scenes from France, Oman, Australia, Singapore and Canada. I had great fun pulling it all together and learned much about posting to YouTube. Now I know allsome of the annoying tricks vloggers do to their videos but I promise, I will restrain myself!

And for the bloggers behind the scenes …

Many thanks to

Toronto, Canada. February 2021

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Books, Link Ups

Rosy Red / Cozy Read

I love playing with words. I love reading and discussing books. I've also recently discovered how much I enjoy photography and computer graphics. Thanks to Terri-Webster Schrandt, this week's #SundayStills challenge has given me the chance to experiment with all of the above. Let's start with word-play, shall we?1. If we take this week's theme,… Continue reading Rosy Red / Cozy Read

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Bloggers with a View – Path

.          I was delighted to be able to join this virtual walk around the world. A huge shoutout to Vero from My French Chronicles for putting this all together. We’d love for you to have a look!

My French Chronicles

“As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.”

Rumi

Saturday… come rain or shine, I’m at the local library. Well, when I say local, I mean the city library – one-hour drive away from home. That’s where I get my weekly fix: people, books, culture, life…

As usual, I bring back what I’ve borrowed the previous week, collect what I’ve reserved, have a look at the magazines, check the sewing and cooking books then take everything up on the 3rd floor, settle at my favourite table to read or write while watching the people around me. If available, we always take the table in the back corner – it’s usually for 1 (in honour of one of the numerous Covid rules) but the lady in charge in this area know the three of us belong to the same family so it’s no big deal if there…

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Link Ups, Reflection

Fallen

[ faw-luhn ] (1)Verb, past participle of fall.(2)Adjective• Succumb; Propelled into a new place, state or position. Fallen AsleepMilner Gardens, Parksville, BC Fallen Prey To...Outside our Living Room Window, Vancouver Island, BC. Fallen for their Tricks (as they tried to steal bites of our sandwiches)Strathcona Park, BC Fallen Apart at the SeamsMt. Washington Alpiine Village, BC Fallen… Continue reading Fallen

Hiking, Link Ups, Trying New Things, Vancouver Island

#SundayStills: Parallel Landscapes

This past January 5, I began walking the 299.4 km Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Ironically, I didn't give this challenge much thought before starting. I just kind of jumped right in. (I know, who is this and what have I done with Donna-the-planner?!) Below are a few postcards that I somehow managed… Continue reading #SundayStills: Parallel Landscapes

Link Ups, Vancouver Island

Sunday Stills: I’ve Looked at Clouds that Way

How do you view clouds? Are they the main event? Craig Bay, Parksville, Vancouver Island, BC. Or are they in the background as surround sound? Qualicum Beach Airport, Vancouver Island, BC. Do they upstage a more interesting story? Coombs Trail, Vancouver Island, BC Or are they far more subtle? Quadra Island, BC Let's ask Joni.… Continue reading Sunday Stills: I’ve Looked at Clouds that Way