Just over a week ago, a Junior-A hockey team in Saskatchewan was travelling by bus to a playoff game. They didn't make it. Their bus collided with a double-trailer semi-truck, leaving 16 people dead and 13 injured, some very seriously. The semi driver was unhurt and the cause of the crash is still being investigated. … Continue reading Tragedy and Solidarity
Not only is it the end of 2017, but it has also been one year since I started blogging! I've really enjoyed it, not least because of all the interesting people I have met on line. Thank you for reading and for engaging in such thought-provoking (and sometimes just plain fun) conversations. Before I review … Continue reading Recap of My First Year of Blogging
1. Headaches - Music must be played at all times... preferably loudly 2. Loss of intimacy - All romantic excursions must be interrupted at regular intervals by numerous acquaintances, generally known through sport 3. Feelings of living inside a transistor radio - Anything worth watching (in the eyes of the extrovert) must be shared with … Continue reading Common Side Effects of Living with an Extrovert
First of all, I'll extend my thanks to both Esther and Guylty for nominating me and I'll try to answer the questions from both of you. About The Mystery Blogger Award: The Mystery Blogger Award is an opportunity for a blogger to share a little about themselves, while providing links and a similar opportunity to other bloggers who write … Continue reading The Mystery Blogger Award – Thanks!
Our rainy season is now starting, but a couple of weeks ago I was finishing up a sunny week's "staycation" in Vancouver with our English visitors. It was great to have a week off work and we made the most of the time, doing the touristy things we don't often do. And, really, we couldn't … Continue reading Vancouver Staycation
After the documents I legitimately requested had printed, my desktop printer at work spewed out a page that said only this:
It's Thanksgiving Day today and a Happy Thanksgiving to all who are celebrating. We had our dinner a little earlier, on Saturday. We wanted to share a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with our visitors from England before they left for home. One of the gastronomic highlights for us (although you wouldn't want to eat it every … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
In my inbox today... After the Ottoman incident, this is just not in the cards!
Vancouverites were treated to an almost 90% eclipse of the sun today. Two of my colleagues and I played hooky for an hour or so this morning to visit the park and check out the phenomenon. My eclipse mindset got a kick-start this morning when I saw Fatima's post at Stacks and Ranges. Her Music … Continue reading Vancouver Eclipse Viewing
I know many of you are thinking about Richard Armitage's birthday coming up on August 22. In my household, however, we are celebrating two other birthday's this week! My husband's birthday was this weekend and, at his request, I cooked chili for dinner and we finished off with his favourite dessert, vanilla ice cream with … Continue reading August Birthdays