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, […]

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 […]

Making Planets

I made this little garden planet with the “Living Planet” app. It uses a complex formula to swirl a photo into a globe shape. In the most recent app update the creators added a lot of editing tools. I’ve been really enjoying the app. It takes a bit of time to learn how to compose […]