The Storm Is Passing

It’s been a snowy few days here in Sook. I don’t mind it. We had snowball fights, we walked, we drove when we had to (thank you Subaru.) It’s been nice seeing people help each other, watching businesses take care of their staff by sending them home early… things like that are good. It reminds […]

My Favorite Beach

My Doctor’s office is a couple of blocks from my favourite beach. Today he told me to go home and rest until Wednesday so I sneaked to the beach on the way home.  Sebastian beach is never too busy and there’s always something happening there. Today, the sea lions were feeding on the herring that […]

A Tiny Creature With A Big Heart

 When Joel and I first brought Ozzie home from the SPCA, I thought we had made a mistake. I had never owned a Siamese critter before and she meowed and paced and raced around all night. During her first week with us, she had two vet visits, one because she had sprained her front paw […]

Family Is Good

  Neil is Joel’s cousin. Seventeen months ago, he and his amazing wife, Etsuko had a new addition to their family. She’s our Goddaughter and her name is Neko. She is an inquisitive, independent, hilarious, amazing little creature and it was an absolute joy to meet her. Neko will always have a place with us […]

Mussel Beach Is Beautiful

Joel’s cousin was here to visit with his lovely family and we took them to Mussel Beach Wilderness Campground. It’s absolutely amazing there. It’s probably the most beautiful setting for camping that I’ve ever encountered. It poured rain and we still loved it. We fell asleep to the sounds of the rain on our tents, […]

A Fantastic Musician

I took this photo of my friend, Brian Buckley, years back when I first met him in Vancouver. Joel and I attended his acoustic concert and both fell in love with his music. We often disagree about music; we didn’t when we heard Brian. The one song that stuck in my mind when I first […]

Popup Libraries Are A Thing

I have noticed, recently, that there are a few more popup Libraries in Nanaimo. I love it. We drop our used books there and pick up a few more every so often. It’s fun. And it makes a lot of sense. What’s wrong with giving something away? Why do we have to donate it to […]