Summer’s Still Here

Summertime on the Sunshine Coast is an especially wonderful time. The days are long and bright, the water is warm(er) but always refreshing, and there is always something to do outside. From kayaking and mountain biking to sitting on your own or someone else's deck and drinking a cold beer. I honestly feel a little… Continue reading Summer’s Still Here

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Rainforest Living

Yesterday evening Peter and I sat down to dinner and Pete immediately jumped up to grab the camera. "Don't you want to talk a picture of this meal?" he asked. So, here it is: That's chicken pot pie and butternut squash soup. And a glass of wine. I made everything but the wine! I think… Continue reading Rainforest Living

Welcome to September

If August means apples then the beginning of September means blackberries. This time last year Peter and I were still in Victoria. We decided to pick blackberries and headed to the park nearest our home. We did not find a single blackberry. Though delicious, blackberries are an invasive species to BC and so a lot… Continue reading Welcome to September

Salmon at Work, People at Play

This weekend: Lunch on the deck after a kayak and a swim. Friday morning was gorgeous out and the water was calm. We kayaked over to a nearby sandbar where we hopped out for a swim. While getting back into our kayaks we spotted a group of seals a little ways out so we paddled… Continue reading Salmon at Work, People at Play

Celebrations

This weekend my in-laws celebrated their retirement and their 35th wedding anniversary. Friends and family from near and far gathered to celebrate together on Saturday night. My own parents celebrated 37 years of marriage this year. I am constantly thankful that Peter and I both have parents with strong, long-lasting marriages. Our parents have shown… Continue reading Celebrations