My Shelves (3)

Read, read, read! 😀 So, you know I used to read a lot. And you have some idea of what my favourite titles are. And you also know that I have been searching for quite some time for a book or series to fill the gap that was left by the finishing of several of... Continue Reading →


My Shelves (2)

Some of my Favourite Reads: *This is not an exhaustive list and is in no particular order... Julie of the Wolves series Mine for Keeps Tom's Midnight Garden My Side of the Mountain trilogy Awake and Dreaming Roots King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table Seabiscuit: An American Legend Unbroken Harry Potter series... Continue Reading →

My Shelves (1)

"You're a wizard, Harry." --JK Rowling I remember my first glimpse of the wizarding world. I was 9 years old and I was unimpressed. It was the year JK Rowling took my generation by storm and everyone was talking about Harry Potter, "The Boy Who Lived." Now, understand, I read A LOT. I was interested in... Continue Reading →


A short note regarding the images seen on this site/blog: All images are my own OR have been cleared for commercial use, no attribution required. I've recently discovered the site Pixabay, where one can find beautiful images for free, with no attribution required. So, while I figure out the best way to give credit where... Continue Reading →

The Whole Enchilada

Friday: I worked. I walked. I ate dinner, watched some Netflix and fell asleep listening to some tunes. It was great. I woke up 12 hours later, had brunch, curled up on the couch for a power nap, cleaned house and then headed out. I snagged a few finds from the thrift shop, grabbed some frozen... Continue Reading →

Gone Girl

Oh, man! I am so happy to be getting back on track, and for the the rain and the weekend! Gone Girl is the title of this post because the film was on my mind, and because it is rather dark and slow-building, and unsettling, but still very well-done -- all things which, during this... Continue Reading →


Pretty darn quick - I'm gonna be looking for some water, some comfort, some media and some dinner. Maybe I'll play the fiddle. And tomorrow I'm going shopping, for, among other things, some dizzy chicken to put in my planned pasta salad 🙂


I'll admit to feeling overwhelmed. Action, follow-through, commitment, closure. In plain freaking english! I'm tired of being treated like a second-class citizen, fighting like hell, being the bigger man and getting nothing back. Maybe it's not a big deal to you, but it's a big deal to me. I'm tired of dealing with lawyers and ancients... Continue Reading →

The Sammy Shuffle: part 12

Mom and I have driven across town, on our way to welcome Ruby home off the plane at YVR after 6 months away travelling with Canada World Youth. It's dark, cool and crisp. The passenger pickup area outside is a thrum of activity; people, baggage, carts and cabs moving in and out and back and... Continue Reading →

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