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
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
I wonder if I can trick myself into thinking it's still summer, if I go back a month to my Toronto trip. Worth a try, although it's hard to be fooled after standing in the rain on the weekend watching my son's first rugby game of the season. The original reason for going to Toronto … Continue reading 2018 Vacation #2: Toronto, Ontario
Three vacations in a summer! I can't remember when I last had that much time away. I'm a little behind in recounting my adventures, so I think I'll start first with my most recent trip, a mini-escape, while it's still fresh in my mind. Thanks to my Air Miles collecting, my hubby and I were … Continue reading 2018 Vacation #3: Parksville, B.C.
Yesterday, before my flight home to Vancouver, I woke up thinking of a song that hadn't entered my mind in many years. Even though I am not particularly religious, I love good country gospel music, where passionate belief has sparked such creative beauty. "When I Sing for Him" is a song by Porter Wagoner, sung … Continue reading Coming Home
Last glimpse of the mountains on the flight out of Vancouver: The song I sang in my head during the turbulence, telling myself "Everything's Alright": https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ugYB3VxpivU The first glimpse of Toronto through the window: The song I sang in my head as we began our descent: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iTfB8Q6DpZ0
At the end of June, I went to see Macbeth at Western Canada's largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare festival, Bard on the Beach. My younger son read the Scottish play in his high school English class this year, so I had wanted to take him to see a performance. I thought about the National Theatre Live … Continue reading I Saw a Play and the RA Fan A to Z: F
No, Raymond, not that beach! And don't you own a bathing suit? It's going to be hot! (Blurry picture of the Guylty RAPS that will, of course, accompany me.) We're heading for our annual trek to Osoyoos, British Columbia for a week in the sun. Here's the view last year from the window of the … Continue reading Heading to the Beach!