Hard to believe, but Sunday was my first day off in I don't know how long! I slept in and then went outside to find that it was sunny -- and warm enough to forgo the jacket and just wear a short-sleeved shirt! The Weather Network says it's going up to 19 Celsius (66 Fahrenheit) … Continue reading A Day off and Sunny Weather!
Today at work we had a party with lots of purple and a fabulous cake. The organizers showed this video with the song "Bread & Roses", with a folk duo singing. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XdDXqoxljTI As a finale to the day, I am taking myself out to see "The Favourite" to enjoy the reportedly fine female performances. Happy … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day!
Sorry I've been so silent lately. The pace of my work right now barely leaves time to breathe. The weather here is unsettled. I left home this morning seeing no precipitation in my neighbourhood, then hit some snow that really slowed the traffic down. (It is Vancouver, after all... a bit of snow almost immobilizes … Continue reading Why Is It Still Winter?
So, did I jinx Vancouver with my cheeky post of the beautiful weather we were having? Judge for yourself. On the left is the view from my office window on Sunday. On the right is the same corner taken from outside on January 31. (You can see the bend at the top of the evergreen tree … Continue reading Winter! (It’s Arrived…)
One of my stocking stuffers at Christmas was a copy of Hello! Canada. The horoscope, unfortunately, resonated with me: "The task that lies before you may look so vast that you're tempted to give up, but ...you can throw your pessimism away. So roll up your sleeves! There's work to be done and you have the … Continue reading Pick-Me-Ups
I bought snow tires for the first time this year, after last year's roads were so treacherous. So, this season? So far, no snow. And definitely not the bitterly cold spell being experienced in so many places. We've been enjoying daytime temps of 7 C or 45 F and not even our usual rain! The … Continue reading Winter? (Don’t Hate Me…)
Wine and Armitage... two of my favourite things. In the summer, we travel every year to the Okanagan wine region of British Columbia for a beach vacation. Of course, we always have to throw in a few visits to the local wineries! Many of the wineries are located on high ground, with the best views … Continue reading Of Wine and Armitage
Christmas has come and gone... What a hectic time! Being so busy at work in the lead-up, then trying to get things ready for the day in pretty short order, and then poof! All done. It's only my family of four plus the dog here, so I try to make everything as traditional and satisfying … Continue reading Christmas 2018
With little time to write (I should be reading more of my course material), I thought I'd share a few pictures from my train journey and my home away from home for the week. The start of the journey: The train ride through the winter landscape: My study area: Let's not forget the food: I've … Continue reading Hoping a Picture’s Worth 1,000 Words
My bags are checked, including my cute little RAdically designed make-up bag, handmade by Guylty. (Which reminds me... I need to replace my phone case in the black design, which finally cracked after many phone-saves from dropping it.) I'm off to Ontario for a combined trip of family visits and a full-week in-residence course for … Continue reading Getting Ready for Take-off