Happiness is….a new pen.

Around here, summer is beginning to make its shift towards autumn and that means back-to-school sales. My pens seemed to have all gone missing or ran dry, so I decided to treat myself to a new one - something that wrote smoothly and effortlessly, but not too expensive. I perused over the selection at the store and … Continue reading Happiness is….a new pen.

Travelling Lightly

When I was planning my recent trip to the UK I toyed with the idea of travelling with just a small backpack, something like I would have used for school.  I was going from town to town, travelling by train or bus or subway, and didn't want to fight with luggage every step of the … Continue reading Travelling Lightly

Day 4 – Conisbrough, Scrooby, Bawtry, & Austerfield

Sunday, April 9, 2017 It seemed like the world was content to stay abed on a quiet Sunday morning while I was up and at 'em ready to experience the day. I enjoyed a big Sunday breakfast with what I am sure was the best bacon I have ever had. Big English Breakfast, view from … Continue reading Day 4 – Conisbrough, Scrooby, Bawtry, & Austerfield

Sunday Morning Thought

I just came across this passage in a book, Come Away My Beloved by Frances J. Roberts, and thought I would share as it sums up quite nicely the thought that has been going over the back of my mind for the last few years: ...Learning, knowing, working, these all have their place. But these … Continue reading Sunday Morning Thought

Finding Balance

First things first, I will apologise for the time that has passed without writing. I had struck a deal with myself when I first began this blog that, if I was going to begin this venture, I needed to see it through with consistency. (Unlike many other projects that had been started and not completed in … Continue reading Finding Balance

The Gate of the Year

Heartfelt greetings for a new and wonderful year to all! I find entering a new year is a chance for introspection and hope. Standing at the threshold of a new year, a road lays before us. Where it takes us, no man knows, but we have a choice to step out with earnest expectation or with dread. I … Continue reading The Gate of the Year

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

You would think living in Canada would automatically guarantee a picturesque Christmas with snow-laden trees, children sledding, and couples skating hand-in-hand. This might be the case in many other parts of the country, but here in my little corner it is often not so. The Atlantic Ocean is a climate control all in itself, keeping … Continue reading I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

Thanksgiving (Better late than never)

Monday we celebrated Thanksgiving here in Canada, and I had full intentions on sitting down and writing at some point over the long weekend. But, as is my habit, I bit off a little more than I could chew and found myself trying to cram in more tasks than I had hours. So here we … Continue reading Thanksgiving (Better late than never)

Saying Good-bye to a Little Piece of History

I was reminded again this week of the necessity of seizing the moment because you never know when a situation will change and the moment will be gone forever. My example was not monumental – it was an old farmhouse that stood as a sentry near the end of the road I grew up on. … Continue reading Saying Good-bye to a Little Piece of History