Lessons from the fall rain

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I’m beginning to appreciate the many layers of fall. It seems like yesterday that I was moping about the heat of summer leaving us. It packed its shades and sunscreen and just flat out left our country seemingly overnight, leaving leaves all over the place in complete haste. The nerve! I guess that meant while I moped about being home […]

A fall bike ride through BC’s own Kauai

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Sat AM… I totally forgot to post the weekend link party! My apologies. Let’s give this weekend a miss and continue next week. Happy DIYing! If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to visit Hawaii’s Kauai, you’ll know where I’m coming from in this post. When I first arrived in Kauai, all I could do was […]

A new walking trail, travel musings and a health update.

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Last night I watched this fascinating several part show on TV (through Shaw On Demand) called Walking The Nile. (Amazon affiliate link) It was about a guy that walked along the Nile River, regarded as the longest in the world, from start to finish taking 9 months. 9 MONTHS! He bought his own camels, traversed through the Sahara […]

When the river runs dry.

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Hello there! Wow, it feels good to tap some keys again! You may or may not have noticed I took a week off from all things blog. I could see my own tap was just running outta water and my mind needed to just live life without blogging about it for a spell. The little break […]

Ditching stress through the art of doing fun stuff.

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Being that I bike ride nearly every evening, you’d think I’d see the same things each day while on the same trail. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth.  Through a ‘mindful’ course I’ve been taking, it’s really taught me to focus on something specific. And this special trait has me seeing the bike trail in […]

The lazy bike ride and the $56 doll.

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I took nearly a week off from my beloved bike rides. A WEEK! I didn’t mean to take a week off. It just kinda happened.  When I was returning from the rides, it’s like I felt like collapsing. One evening I forced myself up the stairs, and threw myself on the bed fully clothed for […]

The Garden of Eden bike ride, and on setting boundaries

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On the exercise front, I’ve still been walking or biking rain or shine daily. Actually, I took two days off recently. One because I went on a 2 hour bike ride the day before that totally did me in, and two, because I decided to stay home one evening and pressure wash the front driveway […]

Bike softly and carry a big stick. If you’re lucky.

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I never thought it would stop raining. The wet coast really does earn its green and its title. With days upon days of dreary dark days, you know what happens when the sun finally breaks out… good ‘ol bike escape to the rescue! Oh I was waiting! Waiting so much in fact, I picked up a special […]

Beating the Feb blues with a winter bike ride

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Today I really felt the February blues. I’m generally not an unhappy person, but drizzly days can leave you feeling less than inspired. I flicked on the TV, and started munching a few chips, when I realized… yikes. That’s true hibernation right there. Glancing outside, I noted it was attempting to rain. Sigh… I’ve really been […]