This is how Canadians face down death, with shiny pants and dancing. #TheHip — Stacy King (@stacyking) August 21, 2016 On Saturday night, we stayed […]
“Why read The Wind in the Willows when you can be Ratty or Mole?” Kathleen Winter My house is cluttered with books, and all […]
Funny how long you can stare at something and then suddenly see something new.
And suddenly, he is drawing. Last week, Plum drew a picture of his Daddy, complete with beard. This week, ladybugs, leaves, aliens with eyebrows and […]
There is a wasp who won’t leave my office. It’s been buzzing against the inside of the window for quite a while. A good half […]
May ends with an out-of-place story. Here we are on the cusp of summer and suddenly with the story of the visit between Mary […]
It might be a day to celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday, but we’re celebrating another fine lady around here. Today is the birthday of Margaret […]
It feels like a good story gone wrong. It’s not leading me anywhere.
An on-the-road Monday for our family and the skies were wild above us. One moment, we were deafened by pummelling rain, unable to see […]
I’ve been making a fair bit of bannock recently and, though it wasn’t a deliberate Lenten decision, it fits in well with the season. […]
Since living with small people, I’ve learned that books make very good place-holders. Some hold a feeling, a mood or a thought, keeping it […]
This week, I read about beautiful things happening in Birmingham Cathedral. As part of the 300th anniversary celebrations, the cathedral community commissioned artist Jake […]
These are Plum’s presents to his Granny. The one on the left is a keychain he made at the school’s Christmas fair. There was a police booth there – one of those friendly community outreach efforts – where kids could get fingerprinted and create a memento . Easy-peasy toddler present and he was over the moon about it.
The first candle has been lit and Advent begins. On Sunday night, we set our own advent ring on the table at home and […]
She held the coins in her hand all the way from home. Small coins in a closed hand. The day was warm and dry, […]
October is over and, with it, the tenth anniversary of our Spanish pilgrimage. Over the past month, The Spouse and I have told stories, […]
In the morning, the street was misty and I worried that it might rain. I don’t know the weather here yet. I haven’t been here […]
Friday was about bread baking and podcasts while Plum played on the kitchen floor. Plum was happy, the bread was to share with new […]
Ten years ago today, I sat on a bridge in France and ate my breakfast. The Spouse and I were on the cusp of a […]
It rained this morning but I washed the laundry anyway. Monday brings necessity back into focus after the weekend. Midmorning, the kids and I pulled […]