Springtime in Atlantic Canada is nothing to get too excited about at first glance: it is cold, wet, muddy, and slushy. Looking outside at the frozen ground and patches of snow, it may seem like warmer weather will never arrive. Yet, there is a promise to springtime that one day the dreary days will end … Continue reading Hope Springs Eternal
Growing up in the country, I have never been used the sounds of the city and wasn't all that sure how I'd do sleeping in London. But I slept like a log, and the first thing I noticed when I woke up was, not the sound of traffic, horns, voices, subways, or sirens, … Continue reading Day Two – London
I just returned from a grand adventure that has been 8 years in the making. Sometimes when planning and expecting something for so long, it ends up being a little bit of a let down when the time finally arrives, but I'm so glad to say this was not the case! While the planning was fun, the … Continue reading Grand Britannia – Day One – London
I may be in my 30's, but I still look forward to the first snowfall of the year. And why not? Who says one must put aside the youthful awe of perfectly formed ice crystals, lacy and delicate, falling gently to blanket the earth? The world grows silent and still, hushed in expectation for those first flakes to appear and float … Continue reading Wonder-Filled World
A few days ago a friend stopped by and gave me a bag of apples she had just picked - she had more than she needed and knew I would have use for them. Then yesterday my mother asked if I could help her pick apples at my grandmother's today. We picked what we could reach, … Continue reading Unexpected Blessings
September, you are heartily welcomed. While all seasons have their good points, autumn, by far, is my favourite. And yes, I know it isn't technically autumn yet but here on the Atlantic coast of Canada there is a change in the air. I noticed this morning when I stepped outside a definite coolness to the … Continue reading Ahh, September
What is it about us as humans that we tend to push things off for another day? (Or maybe I'm unjustly lumping all of you in with my own short-comings.) The saying "don't put off for tomorrow what you can do today" has been oft-repeated to me all my life, and even in spite of … Continue reading Why oh why is it so easy to procrastinate?
It seems sometimes that I am always running to catch up with life. Work, home, school, trying to live a healthy lifestyle - next thing I know months have passed by. What have they been filled with? Did I stop to capture a memory in my mind or savour that cup of coffee amidst all … Continue reading Making Time