New Beginnings: I love the start of the new year. It is full of hope and promise. That makes it an excellent time to focus on how we would like our year to flow. As we are almost an entire month in, it's also a perfect time for reflection and sharing. So here are my… Continue reading What’s Been On Your Calendar – January 2023?
Thank you to all who have followed our monthly#2022wotylinkparty. If you joined in, we hope this link-up helped you stay accountable to your WOTY or intentions…it certainly did for the four of us. We still have one more WOTY link-up for 2022, which is scheduled for 29/30 December. Why not finish your WOTY with a flourish? A New… Continue reading What’s Been On Your Calendar?
It started with this hot drink that my friend, Deb, served me after a cold and wet hike. Blume's Rose London Fog Latte (à la maison de Widow Badass) Not only was this beverage delicious, it was also caffeine-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, organic, low in calories and high in antioxidant rich vitamins. This power packed cuppa… Continue reading What’s On Your Plate: Blume
"Win-win eating" refers to a diet that is healthy for us and sustainable for the environment. In that case, I should have labelled this entry "Win-Win-Win." My post today focuses on the above two goals but also includes supporting local small businesses. There are tons of ways that you can do this while improving your… Continue reading What’s On Your Plate – November: Win-Win Eating!
For starters, let's put the tune in your head. Then feel free to sing along! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJaogCkEcqk The other day, I met a bear,Up in the woods, A way up there. He looked at me, I looked at him,He sized up me, I sized up him. He said to me, "why don't you run?"I see you… Continue reading The Other Day, I Met A Bear
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.
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
∞ 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
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
During the early days of the pandemic shutdown, a few groups of friends of mine began a regular Zoom chat. More than five months later, these groups have remained strong. Some of these calls are centred around a focus question. This past Tuesday, the topic was: If the group of us were arriving (without our… Continue reading Welcome to a Virtual Dinner