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
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!
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
. Thank you to Vero and this months’ ‘Bloggers with a View’ participants for helping to spread some extra goodness. Goodness truly is all around us. Be sure to click on the My French Chronicles link to watch the quick video. Enjoy!
March 2021… We’ve made it! More or less one whole year of COVID!
As the world continues to grapple with coronavirus pandemic, some countries seem to have it under control (well done New Zealand, Australia, Singapore…). As far as France is concerned we’re still deep into restrictive measures and sinister perspectives!
But thanks to blogging and social media, I’ve managed to keep my window open to the world. The little videos we’ve put together with Bloggers With a View helped me greatly (keeping me busy with filming, editing, and interacting).
For the last vlog of this epic winter 2021, I wanted to focus on what’s good in our lives. I’ve asked our little community to show me what “goodness” meant these days.
I hope you’ll like the next 3 minutes. They are filled with snowy fun days, sunny coastal walks, plenty of outdoors happiness and also gratefulness for those who…
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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….
. 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 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
- V from My French Chronicles
- Amanda from Something to Ponder About
- Donna from Retirement Reflections
- Agata from 40Thousand KM
- Lisa from Lisa’s Narrative
Toronto, Canada. February 2021
"Johnny is a joker. He's a bird. Brown Pelican. Riveria de Maya, Mexico. January 2020. A very funny joker. He's a bird. Muscovy Duck. Villa Borghese Gardens Rome. Lazio, Italy. June 2019. But when he jokes my honey. He's a dog. Creighton and Pelican. Oceanside, California. December 2012. His jokin' ain't so funny. He's a… Continue reading Johnny is a Bird-Dog
I love playing with words. I love reading and discussing books. I've also recently discovered how much I enjoy photography and computer graphics. Thanks to Terri-Webster Schrandt, this week's #SundayStills challenge has given me the chance to experiment with all of the above. Let's start with word-play, shall we?1. If we take this week's theme,… Continue reading Rosy Red / Cozy Read
. 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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[ faw-luhn ] (1)Verb, past participle of fall.(2)Adjective• Succumb; Propelled into a new place, state or position. Fallen AsleepMilner Gardens, Parksville, BC Fallen Prey To...Outside our Living Room Window, Vancouver Island, BC. Fallen for their Tricks (as they tried to steal bites of our sandwiches)Strathcona Park, BC Fallen Apart at the SeamsMt. Washington Alpiine Village, BC Fallen… Continue reading Fallen