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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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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Scones with strawberries & cream.

Today I was in the mood for baking up a tasty treat. I’ve never had too much interest in cooking however I have always baked. I have recently upped my baking game ( more on that later) and just felt in the mood. The snow was falling gently, and I heard a rumble in my […]

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A gift in disguise

I recently returned from a trip to discover that a large parcel was waiting for me on the kitchen counter. I knew a friend had asked for my address, so was half expecting a little something, however I was somewhat surprised by the size of the parcel. What could Barb have sent me that would […]

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Searching for Spaces

After painting my dining room white a few weeks ago, I have been enjoying the new space and the new photographic possibilities that present themselves when all 4 walls are white. I have a number of tables & chairs as well as props to style so I am pretty happy with my little studio. It […]

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