Thursday Sundries

It's another grey day in the Fraser Valley. But tomorrow is June! Can you believe it? I'm excited. June will be busy for us though because, well, we're moving. Again. This will mark my fifth move in four years and although that might make it sound like I love moving a lot, I do not.… Continue reading Thursday Sundries

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Lessons Learned in Thrift Stores

Another successful Value Village trip on Saturday! That makes two in two weekends in a row. (Inspired by visits from our thrifty extended family!) I got this dress last weekend: Yesterday Peter found me a soft, comfortable 100% lambswool sweater. I have a couple of lovely wool sweaters that are actually men's sweaters because of… Continue reading Lessons Learned in Thrift Stores

Book Review – The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

In the cottage where I spent my summers as a child, there was an old cardboard box under one of the beds. It was a box that, each summer, my brother and I pulled out and looked through as if we’d never seen it before. It was a box full of comic books and each… Continue reading Book Review – The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

Not a Book Review (Well, okay, it kind of is)

Sometimes picking a book based on its interesting title and fun cover works out well. Really great, in fact. Sometimes it doesn't. This time it was of the second variety. This isn't a book review because I didn't finish reading the book. I don't do that very often - stop in the middle and never… Continue reading Not a Book Review (Well, okay, it kind of is)

Book Review – Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

This book surprised me. I read it for 2 reasons. 1) It seemed like one of those decently famous books that I should probably have read. 2) I wanted a hint into why anyone would name their son Evelyn. I didn’t receive an answer to my second inquiry, though I did discover that Evelyn Waugh… Continue reading Book Review – Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh