For last month's WOYP, I showcased a variety of the meals and snacks that we had eaten while in Banff and surrounding area. If you caught that post, it brightly displayed heavily cheesed pizzas (yup, more than one), a variety of meat dishes and a very decadent marshmallow donut (that honestly was Creighton's). Not to… Continue reading What’s (Typically) On My Plate
This past January, I set 'Peace' as my Word of the Year (WOTY). My goal was to focus on simple ways to bring peace to others as well as to myself. So, how am I doing six months after setting this intention? Please join me in a candid review (gulp here). Reading On the top… Continue reading Word of the Year – Six-Month Review
Netgalley Sometimes I swear that I live under a rock--a very big one. I just discovered Netgalley... and that the world isn't flat. Seriously, who knew?! For others unfamiliar with Netgalley, it helps readers discover and recommend new books. Publishers provide free digital review copies to the Netgalley community in exchange for honest reviews. Win-win!… Continue reading What’s On Your Bookshelf? Netgalley and More!
Over the past 46 days, Richard and I were home for 4 nights. That's a lot of eating out! The last 11 nights we spent at a Home Exchange in beautiful Banff with our youngest son, Creighton, and his girlfriend, Charling. Here's a quick sampling of just some of the tantalizing creations that were on… Continue reading What’s Was On Our Plate (While in Banff & Surrounding Area)?
Thank you for all of your kind words and warm wishes as my mother has been recovering from a broken hip. It's been a challenging time filled with big life lessons. It's a long road ahead but Mom is one tough cookie. For this month's Word of the Year Link Up, I have indulged myself… Continue reading I Wish You Peace
Bleak House, Charles Dickens • My apologies for being MIA in recent weeks. I went from a planned blogging break to a family emergency which has required much time and attention. I am hoping to gradually re-enter the blogging world with this post. In honour of Charles Dickens' June 9 birthday, Yvette from Prior House… Continue reading What’s On Your Bookshelf? The June Edition.
Day 6: Basin Head to Rollo Bay Lookout (Final Walking Day).Distance Walked: 21.64 km.Terrain: Several rolling hills. Scenery: Stunning vistas, easy roadside walking, quiet dirt lanes, beautiful beaches, colourful fields.Accommodations: Siren's Beach Motel. Come join us as Richard and I walk the final 21 km of our Island Walk. But first let's grab breakfast at… Continue reading Postcards from An Island Walk, Day 6
Day Five: East Point to Basin Head Distance Walked: 16 kmTerrain and Views: Stunning beaches, white singing stands, quiet dirt roads, wildlife parade.Accommodations: Siren's Beach Weather Alert: I awoke this morning to Richard reading out today's weather forecast from his phone. None of it sounded good. In fact, it sounded like a stay-in-bed kinda day.… Continue reading Postcards from An Island Walk, Day Five
The Original Plan: Walk 21 km from where we left off yesterday in New Zealand (yes, it is an actual place in PEI) to Elmira. Our Modified Route: A few factors conspired to slightly alter our course today. Sandy, our motel co-owner, suggested we walk the beach to Elmira instead of on the trail. She… Continue reading Postcards from An Island Walk, Day Four
Day Three: St. Peters to New ZealandDistance Walked: 23 kmTerrain and Scenery: Picturesque forested section of the Confederation Trail with beautiful Larkin's Pond Wildlife Management Area. Today's Update: When I left you last, Richard and I were enjoying a delicious halibut dinner at Rick's. Since then, this happened: Sunset at St. Peters Bay Complimentary Breakfast… Continue reading Postcards from An Island Walk: Day Three