How To Hygge In The Summer

7 days of sunshine is what the weather report was as of yesterday.  Guess they were wrong, again!  I can’t imagine having to predict the weather on the Pacific Northwest Coast.  It’s temperamental, stubborn and indecisive. It’s a grey rainy June morning and I’m feeling very Hygge even as the Summer Soltice nears. If you’re…

A Visit To The Botanical Gardens At UBC

The kiss of the sun for pardon The song of the birds for mirth  One is nearer God’s heart in a garden Than anywhere else on earth Before you begin reading today I suggest you click on the soundtrack below and play it in the background. Yesterday was my birthday. Dinner reservations weren’t until 9. …

South Chilcotin British Columbia – A Weekend at Gun Lake

We spent the weekend at Gun Lake at my brother in laws new cabin.  Gun Lake is in the South Chilcotin Mountains of British Columbia, about 8 km from Gold Bridge, a community of 40 residents where old mines and ghost towns still stand from the 1930’s when the gold rush spread through BC. 5…

Movies That Get Me In The Mood For Summer

Every year around February and after our long dreary winter’s on the coast. Winters that can bring up to 60 days of consecutive rain. There’s a week of sunshine. A week where I step outside in the morning and see purple crocuses sprouting and the earth smells warm and sweet and it hits me:  It’s…

Welcome To My Closet – Summer Haul (with Tag)

I did a closet haul last Summer and another for Autumn/Winter and so many of you enjoyed and commented on them that I thought I’d do a new one with pieces I’ve added for this season. I’ll also be answering a fun Summer Tag from a fashion blog I follow. Welcome to my closet. 1….

Summer Salads in Minutes

These are two salads we like to make at home during the Summer months.  When it’s warm out, we don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen when we can be enjoying the sun or a drink on the patio.  These salads are also great fresh sides for any BBQ; fish, steak, chicken, even burgers….

Spinach Salad with Blueberry Basil Dressing

Blueberry season in British Columbia means these delicious antioxidant packed berries are everywhere from country road side stands to my local grocery store.  I bought a basket to snack on at work but didn’t get quite through it.  Instead of having them go bad in the fridge, I pulled out this recipe I hadn’t made in a…