May Intentions

With a new month upon us, it’s time to quickly reflect and plan ahead. I have been reflecting of late on purpose. When you leave the working world, a new purpose must be sought out so that you feel productive, useful and all around happy. We always have the purpose of handling the logistics of […]

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I like to Mingle

I am once gain honoured to have some of my photography featured in a another magazine. If you have never picked up a copy of Mingle magazine ( available at Chapters in Canada, Barnes & Noble in the US) as well as at Michael’s, you are in for a beautiful treat! Mingle features unique gatherings […]

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Mini-Travel series-Naxos

When I was a kid, I studied Greek mythology for a hobby. While my dad and brothers watched Hockey Night in Canada or All in the Family, I sat with encyclopedias and drew family trees of Zeus and his many offspring. Strange child I know… Yet I never really had a strong desire to visit […]

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A spark is born

Someone sparks an idea. A photograph, a song, anything may be the spark that lights up something in you… I had bought some alphabet cookie stamps ( I call them monograms) at William-Sonoma several months ago . As I normally just browse in this store due to the hefty prices, I spotted this set and it was […]

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Dad’s Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal cookies are one of my old standards and that’s because they are probably my most baked cookie. Chewy, with that coconut flavour, they are a family favourite. I have bought the Christie variety and those taste alright especially dunked in a glass of milk but you simply cannot beat them from scratch. There’s really no […]

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Mini-Travel series-The Cotswalds

The Cotswolds is an area of England that is quintessentially British and is so beautiful that it draws tourists from around the globe. Most of the Cotswold villages are hundreds of years old and made from a yellowish limestone which unifies the area aesthetically. With the abundance of flora, ancient chapels, stone walls and creeks […]

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Travel series-the launch

In a very loose sense, one could say that I’m a world traveller. At least, my parents and friends think so..I certainly never set out to be and I didn’t shy away from seeing the globe-I simply never thought of it when I was a kid. Those were the days when all a girl thought […]

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3,2,1 Contact

I have been setting a few small goals lately. Mostly spurred on or encouraged by my lovely friend and mentor Kim who sees the big picture. I have been creating and traveling and trying to organize my house for sale next spring. This is admittedly a long time away but 8 people once lived here and […]

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touchstones

I could easily write a blog post about things that annoy me. I mean…where would I start? Slow drivers, long lines in the grocery mart, piles of footwear parked at my front door. Believe me, the list goes on and on. However, I was reading a lovely Bellagrace magazine blog post the other day, and […]

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Spring Song

It’s finally here! The wonder of new growth amid the lasting sun. All the hours of daylight to dry up pools of leftover snow blankets. More time to fill with projects and new opportunities. Away with winter, with it’s dark and moody corners, and the ups and downs of rain or snow, ice or chinook […]

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