Eight Highlights of the Weekend

1. Pulled pork and beer Friday night. 2. This arrived in the mail. Total surprise from a friend. So awesome. In case any of you were wondering, yes, it's always okay to send me beautiful signed copies of books. Especially books I love. 3. A trip to Vancouver (aka "The Big City") This included such… Continue reading Eight Highlights of the Weekend

International Women’s Day – A Book List

March 8th is International Women's Day. I am very aware that I live in one of the best times and places to be a woman. No, it's not perfect and there is much work left to be done, but I'm also very, very fortunate. In honour of this day, I thought I would share with… Continue reading International Women’s Day – A Book List

Rejoice and Give Thanks

First signs of spring outside of my front door. I can't tell you how happy snowdrops make me every year. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 This was a verse our pastor referenced in his sermon… Continue reading Rejoice and Give Thanks

Views From The Deck

Not to keep harping on my awesome view but...we have a pretty killer view. The fun part though is that it's different at every hour of the day. The tide changes, as tides do. It swirls in and out around that rock in the centre. To the right of where the above picture is, a… Continue reading Views From The Deck

Our New Place

As mentioned, Peter and I have moved! We are now living in a converted boathouse, about 20 minutes outside of Sechelt (maybe closer, maybe further, depending on who you're driving behind on the highway!) For the past seven months most of our stuff has been in storage so it's been a fun couple of weeks… Continue reading Our New Place

Blue Monday Happiness

Today is unofficially marked as "Blue Monday" - the so-called "most depressing day of the year". There's some pseudo-science calculation behind it that has to do with the weather/length between holidays/bills arriving after Christmas. If you're in Australia right now, you're probably fine. We had a not very relaxing weekend, I've worked 11 of the… Continue reading Blue Monday Happiness

A Skookum Hike

The weather around here has been bright, sunny, and cold. The air is crisp, the leaves are falling. Yesterday seemed like the perfect day to do a hike we'd long wanted to do - Skookumchuck Narrows. Peter and I and our friend, Kyle. This is one of the few hikes around here that I've actually… Continue reading A Skookum Hike

Scenes From a Sunday

After a few days of rain and a tsunami warning* last night, a day of sun came as a surprise. This morning before church. Afternoon on the beach. I've heard people from eastern Canada (Please note: I consider anything east of the Rockies to be eastern Canada but usually when I say "eastern Canada" I… Continue reading Scenes From a Sunday

Chapman Creek Hike

Yesterday was the double whammy of Thanksgiving Day and Peter's birthday. Lucky guy got a holiday to celebrate his day. In the afternoon we hiked along Chapman Creek. I'd done this hike with Peter once before, years ago on one of my first visits. It was a beautiful day and a really great little hike.… Continue reading Chapman Creek Hike