I didn’t think I had anything to share for today’s Photo Friday “Translucent” prompt, but as I scrolled through my archives I found a picture I took a short time ago which I thought would work quite well. It’s the view through a privacy window on the [click to continue…]
Today’s happiness is brought to you by my fluffy goofball Oscar. Before I got out of bed this morning I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed and Oscar – as he usually does – was walking all over me, getting in between my face and the iPad [click to continue…]
Today has not been a happy day for Canadians. For those of you who may have missed it, there was an attack this morning at Parliament Hill in Ottawa that left two dead and several others injured, and at the time of writing the situation is ongoing and [click to continue…]
Today’s happiness is brought to you by a tangling-related tidbit from my time in Victoria – a photo of one of my very earliest Zentangle1 tiles that’s now framed and hanging in my sister Dee’s place.
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Once again I’m getting ahead of my usual Tangled Tuesday post (it’s still Monday, isn’t it?!), but things are moving along and I just have to share! Continuing on from my announcement the other day that I’d finished my tangled alphabet, [click to continue…]
Today’s happiness is brought to you by a delicious snack of WildFire Bakery bread, toasted and buttered and spread liberally (what can I say? I like a little bread with my jam!) with Mom’s chunky pear-ginger jam (AKA My Very Favourite Jam [click to continue…]
I almost can’t believe that this moment has actually arrived… the long-anticipated moment when I announce that I have now finished tangling the letter Z, and so today’s happiness is brought to you by a COMPLETED tangled alphabet! [click to continue…]
Yes, I’m back in Windsor… but as it turns out, today’s post is still going to be rather Victoria-centric, so please bear with me!
My time in Victoria was absolutely marvelous. I saw people I wanted to see, did things I wanted to do, ate food I wanted to eat, and went places I wanted to go. It was fun, and relaxing, and nostalgic, and eventful, and overall simply wonderful – a visit [click to continue…]
My sister and I spent part of this afternoon – my last day in Victoria – at Fisherman’s Wharf. We dined at Barb’s, enjoying some of the best fish and chips, tartar sauce, and coleslaw I’ve ever tasted… wandered around looking at the colourful floating [click to continue…]
Today’s happiness is brought to you by a box of freshly-made Chinese honey buns (also known as cocktail buns). This particular sweet, coconut-filled dessert is one of the treats I often enjoyed when I lived in Victoria, so when we found ourselves back [click to continue…]
Today’s happiness is brought to you by a trip downtown with my sister for a “Cosy Fall Drinks” tea class at Silk Road Tea in Chinatown. Silk Road is one of those Victoria-only shops that I wished I could pick up and carry with me to Windsor when I moved, [click to continue…]
Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians, and Happy Sunday to the rest of you! Today seems to me like an especially appropriate opportunity to stop, consider our blessings, and express our gratitude for all that we have.
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After a couple of long-ish flights, several reunions and gatherings with friends, two VERY early (for me) mornings, and a couple of full days at work, by the time Saturday arrived I was more than ready for a quiet day of doing very little. So that’s what I did! [click to continue…]
My choice for today’s Photo Friday “Blur” prompt is a picture I took last spring for the photo a day challenge in response to a “Fast” prompt. I’m not sure if this is quite what either group had in mind when they came up with their prompts, but [click to continue…]
Day two in Victoria, in a nutshell: nostalgia and hugs and great food.
First thing in the morning (far too early for someone who’s grown used to starting work – from home – at 11:00 a.m.!) [click to continue…]
My first full day back in Victoria was pretty much perfect. It started with a leisurely morning of hanging out with the family, moved on into an afternoon meetup for coffee and snacks with my sister and three dear friends, and was capped off by a [click to continue…]
Today’s happiness is brought to you by a packed suitcase, which means that very soon I’m off to the airport and on my way to visit family and friends in Victoria. I’m so excited to see everyone – some of them for the first time in almost three years! [click to continue…]
You know, I can pack on the pounds like nobody’s business, and that’s just what I did this year. I started in January, carried on throughout that long winter that felt like it might never end and the spring that came far too late, and kept going well into [click to continue…]
Over the past couple of months our dining out budget has been seriously scaled back, so when we do go out it feels like an extra special treat. Today’s happiness, then, is brought to you by an early afternoon brunch with Peter at our favourite local diner. [click to continue…]