Another epic junk shopping trip to Granny and Grumpa’s Antiques

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When I took a trip down south several years ago, I was ASTOUNDED on the amount of junk and antiques the region has, compared to little ‘ol quiet BC, Oh Canada. While we don’t have many places to hunt in the lower mainland, (between Vancouver and Hope) there are three places I will always suggest to […]

The golden hour nature artist strikes again

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After I returned home from an unexpected day spent in town, I glanced up towards the sky. It was still blue! There was still time. The forecast called for 3 intense storms, thanks to remnants of a typhoon. So I scrambled to get the lawn mowed as the sky started to gather a spotty appearance. As […]

My glamping in the mountains weekend

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We have officially hit fall in our region. But rather than decorate the house to the hilt for the season, there was something else on my agenda I desired more. And that was head for the hills before our rain started. When it rains in BC, it doesn’t mess around. We can be buried for WEEKS with […]

An inspired by wildflowers bikeride

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Well, our Hawaiian adventure has come to a close. We are officially now home, and I’m busy nursing jet lag, wading through 6 weeks of mail, and cuddling the cats. Ohhh my cats!!!! I didn’t feel the ‘dread’ of coming home like I did last summer. I was ready! And boy, that crisp air and my own […]

A chat with the river, during a new bridge trail bike run

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(to get the full vibe, press HERE for sound effects) Some days feel like too much effort. My son just remarked today, “It’s hard, you don’t understand!” Well, I kinda actually do. I just have more grown up hard things to contend with. But we all have to deal with something.   Call it running […]

The bike ride sunbeam that kept me company

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The day was ‘family day.’ And it was GORGEOUS out. Not wishing to stay locked indoors, I suggested to my son we go for a ‘family bike ride.’ Fun, right?! Wrong. He had no interest.  Ah, drat. Well, I refused to miss out on that gorgeous day, so I geared up, and was on the […]

A spectacular show, during a bike ride egg run

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‘Twas a dreary, grey day this fine Sunday. But that didn’t stop us from firing things up right! We head to the local diner for lunch. Once home again, I couldn’t stay indoors. energetic ‘ol me – “Let’s go for a bike ride!” very full son – “No.” “No? Why not? It’s not raining… and if […]

An enticing swing and a smokin’ colourful sunset

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My sister’s in Maui right now. On my our beach. Watching those amazing sunsets with that wonderful warm humidity wrapped affectionately around her, and the frothy shore break crashing against the golden, sandy beach. I’ve been watching her Facebook feed with a big ‘ol smile on my face. It made me open up my own beach […]

A major farmhouse reno at my childhood farm – Part 2

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This story is a continuation of A bikeride to my land with a new partner.  In a nutshell, my son and I had gone on an unexpected VERY long bike ride, and my heart pined to cruise past my childhood farm. But I was hesitant to see it for a multitude of reasons. When we ended up heading […]

A bike ride found my beloved sunset

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I have a little confession to make. I’ve been trying not to miss ‘my beach’. It probably does NOT help that THIS is my iPhone background now, does it?! 🙂 This was the last shot I took of the beach before we head home. I truthfully cried over this one. Well anyway, the last few days, I actually […]