Books, Food, Guest Posts

What’s That Book? The Little Cafe by the Lake by Joanne Tracey

.     .    In search of a cozy, fun read (that also includes great recipes)? The Little Cafe by the Lake is all of this and much more. Discover further details about this book and find other great reads from Barb at Book Club Mom. Comments are closed here but Barb would love for you to drop by and say hi. ‘Hope to see you there!

Book Club Mom

Title: The Little Cafe by the Lake

Author: Joanne Tracey

Genre: Contemporary Romance Plus

What’s It About? I am a huge fan of Jo Tracey’s books. This has been my favourite one so far. If you are looking for a break filled with fun, friendship, food…and some sultry, fiercely independent characters, this book is for you. As a bonus, numerous mouth-watering recipes are included.

How Did You Hear About It? I was fortunate to receive an advanced copy of this book (which was just released on November 4, 2021).

Closing Comments: As many of the main characters in this novel also appeared in ‘Happy Ever After’ and ‘Wish You Were Here,’ this reading felt like catching up with old friends. If you haven’t yet read any of Jo Tracey’s books, I highly recommend them. Although this book is part of a series, it can also easily…

View original post 107 more words

Gratitude, Guest Posts, Reflection

Second Acts & Self-Reinvention

Way back in January, when threats of the 'new Coronavirus' barely registered for most of us, Leanne Le Cras asked me to write a guest post for her blog. Her focus was on what positive things I had been doing in my 'second act' (aka, life post-50). Little did I realize at the time, that my answers… Continue reading Second Acts & Self-Reinvention

Gratitude, Guest Posts, Reflection

Would You Rather…?

Thank you to author and blogger, Jill Weatherholt, for inviting me to play ‘Would You Rather.’ I encourage you to visit her site to check out not only my answers but the answers of other bloggers as well (some had me laughing for quite a while)!

I look forward to seeing you there!

Jill Weatherholt

Today, I’m excited to welcome fellow blogger, Donna Connolly. Many of you know her, but if you haven’t checked out her blog, I encourage you to do so. Not only does she write captivating content, she’s a wonderful photographer, too. I’m so happy our paths have crossed. Her sweet smile is guaranteed to brighten up any blog she visits. She’s here to play “would you rather.” I think you’ll enjoy her answers as much as I did. Welcome, Donna!

Would you rather live in the middle of nowhere, with no people or stores within a 10-mile radius, or live in a busy city?

Local scenery.

I currently live in a small, oceanside town on Vancouver Island. V.I. was recently declared by CNN as one of the “top 20 places in the world to visit”. I (very biasedly) agree with their ranking.

Our small corner of this diverse area is…

View original post 639 more words

Aging Well, Guest Posts

A Quest for Healthier Eating

When Sue recently asked me to share my top tip for ageing and living well, I thought this post would be a cinch. As it turned out - not so much! Richard and I are currently on a quest for healthier eating. So far, I have more questions than answers. In my guest post for… Continue reading A Quest for Healthier Eating

Aging Well, Guest Posts

My Interview at ‘Loving the Fifty Something’

I was delighted to be interviewed at Loving the Fifty Something for the 'Incredible Over 50' Series.' (In my case, that's well over 50!)  This series focuses on embracing every chapter of our lives with a view toward positivity, relationships, fitness, and giving back. I would be delighted if you would drop by, have a read...and linger… Continue reading My Interview at ‘Loving the Fifty Something’

Aging Well, Guest Posts, Uncategorized

Never Let Yourself Get Too Lonely

Thank you to Sue, from Sizzling Toward 60 & Beyond, for inviting me to take part in her Aging Well in August series.  A wide variety of factors contribute to aging well. In this series, Sue covers 31 ways to help us focus on positive aging this August. I invite you to pop over to… Continue reading Never Let Yourself Get Too Lonely

Retirementally Challenged
Gratitude, Guest Posts, Vancouver Island

Please Join Me at Retirementally Challenged

Thank you to Janis from Retirementally Challenged for inviting me to Guest Host on her site. It is an honour to be part of her first Guest Host Series. Since the weather is good and Mother Nature is in all of her glory, why not join me for a Spring Garden Tour on Vancouver Island?… Continue reading Please Join Me at Retirementally Challenged