A Winter Wedding and My Heavenly Apple Pie Filling.

Seth and I were married last Saturday in the snowy mountain village of Whistler BC.  This was where we took our first weekend trip as a new couple almost 5 years ago.  I could never go to Whistler in the Summer though. For me it holds all the warm memories of the scenic drive along…

Home Sweet Autumn – Weekend Journalling

Autumn winds begin to blow , coloured leaves fall fast and slow. Whirling, twirling all around, till at last they touch the ground. September is an unpredictable month on the coast.  2 years ago we were sun tanning on the beach in 24 degree weather very near the first day of Fall.  This year the…

A Peek Inside My Library II

In our digital world, we’ve become disconnected with the pleasure of holding a book in our hands. The smell of the paper and the swishing sound when our fingers glide over each page turned. I’m an old fashioned girl, I don’t own a cel. phone and still handwrite letters. Whenever I’m on holiday, especially visiting…

In An Atmospheric Mood

at·mos·pher·ic ˌatməsˈfirik,ˌatməsˈferik/ adjective  1. Relating to the atmosphere of the earth or (occasionally) another planet. “atmospheric conditions such as fog, snow, rain” 2.  Creating a distinctive mood, typically of romance, mystery, or nostalgia.“atmospheric lighting” This will be a bit of a ramble about what’s been inspiring me lately.  Perhaps it’s the beginning of the new…

Roasted Rainbow Root Veggies

Rainfall Warning Issued at 08:25 Saturday 27 January 2018 Rain, at times heavy, continues. A moisture-laden frontal system will continue to move across the south coast today. Heavy rain expected. Approximate rainfall amounts since Saturday morning: 70 mm over Metro Vancouver. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in…

Saturday Morning Pancakes (from scratch)

Salem (our black cat) sits at the window. These rainy Winter days are his least favourite because we don’t let him outside. The courtyard and garden are his world where he spends sunny day’s lounging under the shade of the hydrangea bushes and pretending to hunt birds and squirrels up in the Pine, high and…

A Ramble and Fall Candle Preview

As August enters it’s 3rd week and  the weather is still hot and the sun is bright, I can’t help but feel a twinge of excitement at the coming of Autumn. Summer’s been so busy and I quite look forward to the slowing down that occurs with longer nights.  June began with the rush of…

What Is Hygge?.. And Why You Need It In Your Life Now

You know that feeling when the season changes and suddenly the days are shorter and nights are crisp?. You light the fireplace, make a comforting meal and life becomes more about home.  Or maybe on a balmy spring afternoon after a picnic in the park, the rain begins to fall and you find yourself sheltered…