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peace at last

Sunday, finally a calm cabin day.

Sunday morning at the cabin and maybe one half of a degree above zero. I could see my cabin cleansing fire of yesterday still smouldering, so I decided to keep cleaning up some of the dead wood over our five acres of land because…

April 18, 2017

Hooray, sun! An afternoon for much needed gardening.

Oh hello sun! I remember you. One of the very few times I saw you lately was St Patrick’s day. Yup, March 17th. That’s the day I start my annual sweet peas and garden peas. Actually, I usually soak the pea seeds a few…

April 11, 2017

Wellness, what to do when you just need quiet

Our lives are so lived out loud, don’t you think so? I’ve been thinking about this lately. What do I do first thing in the morning when I wake up? I turn on my phone pretending like i want to see what time it…

November 8, 2016
Cygnets in the Thames river Oxfordshire

Two day on the Thames River at Newbridge plus video

Hello everyone, I’ve spent two days beside the Thames here in Oxfordshire. We live very close to a special area where the Windrush River joins the Thames at a place called Newbridge. This is Newbridge. It’s called new bridge because it was the newest…

August 27, 2016

Got out of town…to my cabin

It’s a bank holiday weekend here and I’ve been dying to get away for a few days, and I wanted to visit my daughter Kerstin, but I also wanted to spend some time at my cabin. I decided to take the very long way…

May 22, 2016

Jiggity Jig

As I write this post there’s a snugly little kitten beside me dreaming away. He’s the most inquisitive and intelligent little thing! This morning, Robert pulled back the curtains to find him hanging off the sheers. He keeps trying to get to the cluster…

December 9, 2015

Catching up on work, late into the night…with music

Oh yes! T minus 4 days till I switch countries and get to hug Robbie and meet my kitten! Tons of work to get done!!!! So distracting up here in my studio. Art and creativity potential all over the place. Works in production just…

December 2, 2015

Sunshine till the last possible moment

Chloe and I have been running around all day. When we finally got home in the early afternoon we thought, “let’s get out of here!” Now our beautiful Vancouver weather is about to change to rain…we knew it was too good to last…so we…

November 30, 2015

Banana bread on a manky day

Today was one of those days where I kept thinking it was much later than it was. It’s been one of those 100% rain days. The daylight…if you can call it that…felt like around 5pm all day. Waterfalls were overflowing gutters, rivers were running…

November 7, 2015

The country market from heaven

On this beautiful sunny day, I had it in mind to drive to a little village near by called Keremeos, where there are several country markets specialising in local produce and crafts. Last month, Robert and I brought a box of fresh field tomatoes…

October 14, 2015