Homebound – May Edition, 11 weeks in

Welcome to week 11 of the pandemic! It will be June in four days, so it's time to remember what May looked like in our bubble. To begin, as of May 19, the province of Ontario entered into Stage 1 of reopening the economy. We're at a point where retailers with a street entrance are now ...

Welcoming in 2019!

A new year means new projects and new adventures. How is it shaping up so far? Over the Christmas holidays, we had a plumber install our new kitchen faucet since our old faucet was rusted. We've rearranged our family room and purchased a new sofa because our old sofa was just too soft. We've had ...

Whimsical fairy parachutes caught on ‘film

Since my last post about the mimosa pudica flower blooming, I almost killed the poor thing with too much love (water). The plant looked a little wilted, so I saturated the soil and overnight all the lower leaves turned yellow and started dropping. I've since moved it up to the office, where it's a degree ...

Cycling through Provence – Days 1 & 2

The morning of our first day of cycling started with the usual procedure - wake up, pick up something for breakfast, final pack-up, check out of hotel, head to the meeting point. We ended up at the same bakery as the previous morning and ordered allongĂ© coffee (long espresso), croissant, and a single-serve quiche for each ...

My Dad, the carpenter

My potting table is disintegrating. I should have sanded and stained it again after a few years. I want to say that I originally purchased this table from Ikea. This was back in 2009, so my memory is a little fuzzy. I do remember standing in the garage, staining all the pieces before assembling the table. ...

The gift of memories

I received the most beautiful gift from hubs this Christmas - a video that captures some of the places we visited this year, and takes me back to specific moments during our adventures. I knew he was up to something leading up to Christmas. He had been sitting at his computer for hours and days ...