. 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… Continue reading Bloggers with a View: MARKET DAY
. 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!
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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We have continued our habit of hiking a different route each day. This week's trails included incredibly diverse paths, some that we visited for the first time, and others that were old, familiar friends. Our adventures led to new information, new learning and new reasons to be grateful. Boyle Point Park, Denman IslandVirginia and Sun… Continue reading Tuesday’s Trails: Incredible Views, New Discoveries and a Local Hero
In a previous post, I wrote about how (like most others) I have been virtually staying in touch with friends and family while sheltering in place. Two of my video conference groups have included a weekly guiding question to keep us on track. That's right - homework! The assignment for today's virtual meetup was to share… Continue reading The Meaning of Life: Relationships
We decided to have our Decision Bowl Dinner early this week as Creighton returns to England in three days (insert Mother pouting here). The beauty of this game is that cooking experience is W A A A Y less important than the willingness to give it a go. Richard has this spirit (and creativity) in… Continue reading Richard’s Turn
Back by popular demand (at least in my own mind), I bring you Week 2 of our Decision Bowl Dinners. If you joined in last week, you'll remember that our destination was set for India with our son, Creighton, as the chef (two weeks running). No stranger to the kitchen, or to Indian food, Creighton… Continue reading Destination: India
I spent a quiet afternoon reading, while my son, Creighton, prepared Mexican dinner. After receiving inspiration from Jo Tracey's recent post about 'Decision Bowl Dinners,' Richard, Creighton and I decided to borrow that idea -- with a twist. 1) We drew the name of which one of us would cook Friday night dinner. 2) We… Continue reading Borrowing a Great Idea
I’m delighted to share this post written by my Australian friend, Jo, ‘The Hungry Writer.’ Oh, and for a bit of ambience, here’s a quick clip to set the mood.
What must-experience Canadian dishes would you add to her list?
(Nearly) every Wednesday night we draw a cuisine or a theme from the “Decision Bowl” and (nearly) every Saturday night we cook it. Once a month (or so) I’ll pick one to tell you about. Welcome to Saturday Kitchen…
When Grant opened the little piece of paper that read “Canada” he tried to fold it up and put it back in the bowl before Sarah and I noticed.
‘What’s it say?’ I asked.
‘Canada,’ he said.
‘Cool,’ I said.
‘I don’t know how I feel about that,’ said Sarah.
‘There’s nothing you can cook for Canada so I might as well put it back in,’ he said.
‘There’s heaps I can cook. There’s pecan pie and pumpkin pie and heaps of other things I’m sure.’
‘I don’t like pecan or pumpkin pie,’ said Sarah.
‘How do you know?’ I asked.
When Grant continued to look sceptical, I said, ‘You…
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Only three days ago, I posted about our morning walks to the ocean. Coffees in tow, scores of wildlife and a comfortable lack of crowds. What a difference a couple of days can make. This morning when we headed off, it was cold but dry...with a couple of pesky dark clouds on the horizon. Still,… Continue reading A Bad Day at the Beach
Early on, in our time of social isolation, a couple of different groups of my friends and family began to check in on each other via video conferences. These have been incredibly powerful. With many friends and family members living so far away, I wonder why we hadn't done this as groups before? One of… Continue reading Soul-Soothing Activities