Friendship, Hiking, Link Ups, Trying New Things, Vancouver Island

What’s On Your Plate for May? The Outdoors Edition.

Part One: In early April, Vancouver Island had its first blast of warm weather. Naturally, a (socially distanced) picnic celebration with my cohost was in order. Lunch with a View Here's what was on our plates: Fried Chicken, Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce, Potato Salad and Potato Chips. For dessert we had Sargento Balanced Breaks (cheese,… Continue reading What’s On Your Plate for May? The Outdoors Edition.

Food, Link Ups

Reminder: What’s On Your Plate – May 5

The second 'What's On Your Plate' linkup will begin Wednesday, May 5. Deb and I would love for you to join us. Tell us about a dish that you have recently enjoyed (regardless of who made it). 😀 Write and link your own post or display on your choice of social media or simply leave… Continue reading Reminder: What’s On Your Plate – May 5

Lifestyle, Link Ups, Trying New Things

What’s On Your Plate: Mediterranean Smashed Chickpea Salad with Tzatziki Aioli

Thank you for joining us for our official kickoff of What's On Your Plate. If you missed the original invite posts, you can find them here and here. In quick summary, fellow blogger Deb and I will be hosting a virtual monthly dinner party (Tagline: No Suit Jacket required)! The goal is to spread meal… Continue reading What’s On Your Plate: Mediterranean Smashed Chickpea Salad with Tzatziki Aioli

Link Ups, Photography, Trying New Things

Emerge…From Lockdown

∞ What will it look like when you emerge from the current pandemic? ∞ How will you rise from the challenges faced? ∞ When restrictions are lifted, what is one of the first things you will do? I asked these questions to nearby friends. I encouraged them to have fun with their answers...and to be… Continue reading Emerge…From Lockdown

Link Ups, Reflection

Six Favourite Photographs: #SundayStills Black & White Edition

One of the things that has helped keep me sane (or at least slightly more sane) during our various stages of lockdown has been connecting with friends and family virtually. Two of these digital meetups take place weekly with fellow bloggers. In both cases, we take turns kicking off a guiding question for the week,… Continue reading Six Favourite Photographs: #SundayStills Black & White Edition

Lifestyle, Link Ups

What’s on Your Plate? Your Ideas are Kindly Requested!

What: A Virtual Dinner Party.Where: Deb's Blog, The Widow Badass.How: Share a breakfast, lunch, appetizer, dessert or dinner idea.Why: Spread inspiration and shake up our meal routines.When: The first Wednesday of every month (beginning April 7).Who: Cohosted by Deb and Donna. We hope that you'll join along. To start the ball rolling, I shared my… Continue reading What’s on Your Plate? Your Ideas are Kindly Requested!

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

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….

Link Ups, Uncategorized

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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