YOU NEVER KNOW

YOU NEVER KNOW

I am a firm believer in everything happens for a reason. Those chance meetings or invitations from an unlikely source could benefit or change your life for the better. What does this mean? Depending on your approach, be open and aware of your surroundings. I never say no; otherwise, you might miss those gifts of [...]

IT’S FALL

IT’S FALL

Here we are again. Its officially Fall, and as if someone flicked the switch, summer is sprinting towards fall, giving it a high five ("go get'em!"), you can feel the season changing. For some, its the dread of cooler temperatures, dreary skies and rain. We've already endured a few days of it pelting down, and [...]

A MOMENT IN PARIS

A MOMENT IN PARIS

I met my friend for a walk the other day, but not before "un café et croissant" at a favourite french bakery, "Beaucoup", seriously delicious! After calculating the damage, calories that is, a walk was definitely in order. When it's a gorgeous sunny day outside in Vancouver, you jump at the chance to hit the [...]

AN ANNIVERSARY

AN ANNIVERSARY

It's September 1, which is nothing significant for most people, except that today would have been my 30th wedding anniversary. Now, it's a day like any other, and yet it feels like only yesterday when I walked down the aisle. I would be lying if I said I didn't think about it; it's a marriage [...]

A KAYAKING TRIP

A KAYAKING TRIP

An invitation to go kayaking with friends landed us at a remote base camp on Hanson Island, northeast of Vancouver Island, in Johnstone Strait. During the summer months, the waterway is a busy feeding ground to many Orcas, Humpback, Grey, Fin and Minke whales, as well as; dolphins, porpoises, sea lions, seals, eagles and the [...]

A COVID BIRTHDAY

A COVID BIRTHDAY

I'm another year older, I know, it's inevitable, and this time it's during a pandemic! Fun! I gotta say, there are days that I appreciate the simplicity of life during these times, celebrating a birthday is no exception. I wanted to keep my birthday plans easy and stress-free, restaurants are open, but, it's just not [...]

Beets and Brussels

Beets and Brussels

Fresh beets from a local garden were hard to resist, roasted with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and cracked pepper, yum! The combinations are endless with these rich dark beauties, which were the inspiration for this main salad, pairing them with brussel sprouts, which are also delicious when roasted. Minus the goat cheese, this [...]

FACING YOUR FEARS

FACING YOUR FEARS

Skydiving? Never! Rock climbing? Definitely not! Riding on the back of a motorbike? Maybe? Call me a wuss, but, these extreme activities scare the living shit out of me! There are different triggers when it comes to fear, and all of us manage them differently. So, what's a girl to do when her guy wants [...]

EARN THE SKIRT

EARN THE SKIRT

Growing up, I wasn't much of a sporty girl, (dare I say a girly, girl?) I was usually last when chosen for sports, and I definitely wasn't climbing trees, I still can't do a cartwheel, but that's probably a good thing. It's not that I didn't want to, I just never thought I was good [...]