the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Category: Life

Loss

Loss

It’s been awhile since I’ve been here. It’s been a time of loss. First our beloved Goldendoodle, Stoffle, died. He was 14 /98. Then, my mother-in-law, Martha, passed away. She was 94. They are both sorely missed. On a happier note, we got a Goldendoodle […]

Loving Life

Loving Life

According to a recent UK study, here are the 20 BEST THINGS ABOUT GROWING OLDER: Retiring Getting more choice over how to spend your time Having more time for travel Having more time for family Not caring what people think Going on more/longer holidays Being […]

The Power of Clean

The Power of Clean

It’s the Labour Day long weekend. Summer’s last hurrah. I for one, am looking forward to turning the calendar page to September and bidding a fond farewell to summer. It’s been great and glorious and all—especially in our new house—but autumn is my favourite season. […]

Jurassic Bath

Jurassic Bath

The house we recently moved to, had been owned by a doctor and his wife.  In later years, the doctor was in a wheelchair. However, he was able to continue living at home due to the one-level layout, the Italian slate flooring throughout, as well as […]

Moved

Moved

We’ve moved! We packed and packed and packed and then moved about a mile. Which made us very happy because we love where we live. We’ve got a green acre with an ocean glimpse. It’s exciting to move to a new (and bigger and better) […]

The Garden

The Garden

The garden is in spectacular bloom. In all the lush freshness and tender green of Spring. It’s a cornucopia of colour. And a million shades of green. Petals from the huge Rhododendron have fallen into the pond. The wisteria is outstanding. I wish photos came […]

Victoria Day

Victoria Day

It’s been a long weekend in Canada, and today we are celebrating Victoria Day. Queen Victoria was the first Queen of Canada, sitting on the throne when this country was founded in 1867. Victoria, British Columbia is named after her, as is the capital of Saskatchewan […]

Day of birth

Day of birth

Another day, another birthday. Fortunately, I have lost track of how old I am. And, since I can’t do maths in my head, no number comes unbidden to mind. So, I shall just carry on, agelessly. POST PHOTO: Harrods Shopping Bag, thrift store find.

Taking A Spin

Taking A Spin

Sometimes the Gods of Thrift smile upon you. Or you get lucky. Either way, I was over the moon to find a brand new pair of Wifa skates, in my size, with a pink case (!) and skate guards, for a mere $6 at my […]

Valentine’s: The Day

Valentine’s: The Day

Valentine’s Day is here, and whether you plan to do something elaborate, simple, or nothing at all, the day deserves some acknowledgement, even if you are spending it alone. There’s love in your life in some form —in memory and in the present —and that’s […]