Blueberry Meringues

If you have a sweet tooth like I do, then you should think about adding these delights to a luncheon or summer party. They are colourful, chewy and so easy to make. I have used blueberry syrup for these but they could easily be made using a raspberry, blackberry or for you Canadians-Saskatoon berry syrup […]

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If we were having coffee…

If we were having coffee, I might tell you that life is good and I am lucky to be enjoying it with good health. If we were having coffee, might warn you that I am a wee bit clumsy, so you may see me spill some of that coffee on my shirt or shorts. Don’t […]

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WordPress Photo Challenge

Ooh shiny! That was the challenge of this week, aimed to prompt us to think about what we cannot resist. I can think of many things that I am drawn to over and over but this time, I had to post this photo of white sand coral from the Caribbean. The first time I saw […]

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7 Tips for enjoying a Botanical Garden

Each time we pass by a beautiful botanical garden while on vacation, I sigh. When we had a family at home, we were always too busy to stop and if we did have time, I normally had 4 plus kids in tow and the idea of dragging them around a large flower garden didn’t seem […]

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Super Simple Watermelon-Blueberry Treat

Who doesn’t love watermelon on a hot summer day? This treat will cool you down in no time. This super simple watermelon shaved ice is the perfect antidote to the blazing heat- a great light and tasty dessert perfect for the whole family. Let’s get to it. Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 8 […]

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A page from Murphy’s Law

Murphy’s law is an adage or epigram that is typically stated as: Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. I am having a series of unfortunate events and it seems as if I have landed smack dab in the middle of Murphy and his black comedy. Road Trip, European Vacation or Planes Trains and […]

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A Tea for all Times

Daily prompts for tea and satisfaction. Some of my earliest memories of visiting and sharing involve a cup of tea-always black, as the herbal varieties and certainly green tea was not yet available and so much a part of the current culture. My parents were largely coffee drinkers, and the pungent smell hanging loftily in […]

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Weekly Pleasures-July

Here again are some of my weekly pleasures. I encourage you to stop and think about all the small but nevertheless seemingly insignificant pleasures that cross your path this week. When you do so, you will likely find that your world is full of them… Quote-I found a great quote this week and have considered […]

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Control Freak

I think I am a control freak.  My phone rang. It’s Noah. “I just got to work and the lab is closed. I forgot it’s a holiday.” My first words…”So I hope you’re studying!” Silence. “Well…no,”  he adds reluctantly. “I’m composing a song.” I could hear the guilt in his voice. And I instantly know […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Collage

I got started on my Grateful Journal on January the first-a New Year’s resolution was to write in it every day for the entire year. I think I got to week 4 before I put it somewhere, and haven’t thought about it until today. That’s not to say that I haven’t been consciously grateful; I […]

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