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You Better Have A Pretty Good Excuse For Not Showing Up For Work

August 13, 2017

With running a small family owned business, as an employee you better have a pretty good excuse for not showing up for work. Things like… I don’t feel like it I want the day off my sister needs a ride into town my cell phone isn’t working I’m sick (when you know from their Facebook […]


Big Bad John’s – Not Your Average Tourist Attraction In Victoria BC

August 8, 2017

When people think Victoria, BC they think sunshine, flowers, Victorian, Emily Carr and afternoon tea. But… there is another side to Victoria that most people don’t see and it comes under the heading of “Big Bad John’s“. After living in this area for more than 15 years it wasn’t a place I was familiar with either […]


What Do Babies And Seal Pups Have In Common?

August 5, 2017

What do babies and seal pups have in common besides being small, helpless and requiring someone to feed them? Read on to find the answer. On a walk through Alyards Farm one day I discovered the similarity. Alyards Farm is part of East Sooke Regional Park and is one of my favourite places to go for a walk. […]


Recycling Dilemma

July 23, 2017

I’m having a bit of recycling dilemma. After putting out my recycling today I was feeling pretty good about myself. We had done some cleanup over the weekend and had put out three bins separated into glass, plastic and cardboard. As I was walking back to the house, a thought struck me. Was I really […]


Stalking The Rare, Elusive California Quail

July 14, 2017

I did not start out today stalking the rare, elusive California quail, but what can one do when one hears unmistakable quail like noises coming from the underbrush. I looked, I searched and I hunted the noise. I caught momentary glimpses of them in the underbrush.  I took pictures and it was like “where’s Waldo” […]


OMG I Think I Might Becoming A Vegetarian

July 10, 2017

I can’t believe it… but I might becoming a vegetarian. This from a person who has eaten meat all her life. Gets great pleasure in gnawing the bones until they are devoid of any scraps of meat and then pops them into the stock pot to make soup. My dad hunted (and still does) and […]


Surviving The Crowd

June 29, 2017

Surviving the crowd is always something that I struggle with and along with that I probably miss out on a lot of grand adventures. For example… we are looking at going to Victoria this weekend for the big July 1st Canada Day bash. It’s a big deal as Canada celebrates their 150 year anniversary and […]


My Favourite Sandwiches Are Called Jeanmakes

June 14, 2017

Have you ever had the unshakable feeling that you are right and the rest of the world is wrong? All my life until I was in my teens when mom asked us what kind of sandwich we wanted, often it would be jeanmakes. Any of my friend that grew up around us knew what jeanmakes sandwiches […]


When Good Elastics Go Bad

June 8, 2017

When good elastics go bad is one of those metaphor for life. I don’t know if it’s just not wanting change, couldn’t be bothered or feeling like I can make do with what I have that makes these decisions. This came to mind the other day when I was putting an elastic in my hair […]


Letting Yourself Be Loved

June 2, 2017

As I’m winding down for the night I’m listening to a song called “Letting Yourself Be Loved” by Lew Epstein. It is one of those songs that is relaxing, thought provoking and makes you take another look at the world around you. Even the title, makes you wonder… how often do we allow ourselves to be loved. […]

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