Now that we’re settling in back here in the “old country” I’ve decided that the worlds needs more Canada and I’m going to do my part by bringing you some Canadiana now and then.

I just got back from the Story Circle conference in Austin, TX and, as is often the case, I had trouble sleeping in unfamiliar hotel rooms. Wide awake one night, I found myself poking around the blogosphere and somehow came upon The Art of Doing Stuff.

I spent more time than I should have poking around the categories on this site that long and sleepless night. I found all sorts of ideas for projects I want to try in the garden, in the kitchen, everywhere. It’s better than Pinterest!

One of the things I found that inspired me was a lot of info about growing garlic. You have to plant garlic in the fall so I’m filing a lot of this away for future reference, but I am kind of smitten with the garlic scapes that should be showing up in the next couple of months. Sure, you can cook with them but I think they look pretty neat in a vase too. I have noticed that a lot of the plots in the community garden where I have my plot have garlic growing in them. I might have to befriend some of my garlic-growing community gardener compadres and get me some scapes come June or July.

Head on over to The Art of Doing Stuff and check it out and don’t be surprised if an hour goes by while you’re clicking, reading, taking notes, and getting inspired. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

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Photo Friday

April 11, 2014 · 1 comment

in Life in General

I can’t take credit for the photograph–hubby took it last weekend when we were in Prince George.


But I can take, at least some, credit for the subject since she’s my granddaughter and she carries has my genes! Isn’t she precious?!


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Looking Ahead: Stories from the Heart

April 8, 2014

I’m getting ready to head off to Austin, Texas for Story Circle Network’s Stories from the Heart conference where the weather forecast is for the mid-high twenties Celsius (that’s high seventies-low eighties for my American readers). Needless to say I’m breaking out my Capri pants and making plans for a pedi! This will be the third […]

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Photo Friday

April 4, 2014

A quiet afternoon in April, my time my own to fill as I desire, I step outside on the deck, listen to the sweet sound of silence, breathe deeply, and drink in the view. I first moved to Kamloops when I was eighteen-years-old and, except for the past seven years we spent in Washington state, this city […]

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Happy Hair Appointment

April 1, 2014

A stylist who “gets” your hair is priceless and I’ve been dreading the time when I needed to begin the search for a new one. Yesterday, I could procrastinate no longer and made and appointment with one of the senior stylists at the salon I used to go to here in Kamloops. Technically it’s not […]

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A Disturbing Trend

March 22, 2014

I don’t remember how old I was the first time someone in a store called me ma’am. I do know that I was young enough to be horrified as I didn’t feel anywhere near old enough to be deserving of that moniker. Funny, isn’t it, how we can’t wait to get older and then at […]

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