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Yearly Archives: 2015

Gathering

“A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” ~Leo Buscaglia The MARS Garden Tour went very well. The volunteers advised us that 435 people visited our garden over the two days. Lots of people asked questions, made lovely comments, and I’d say it was a very positive experience. I’d consider doing […]

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Projects: Knitting and Garden Tour prep

“Sometimes, people come up to me when I am knitting and they say things like, “Oh, I wish I could knit, but I’m just not the kind of person who can sit and waste time like that.” How can knitting be wasting time? First, I never just knit; I knit and think, knit and listen, […]

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Ironing

Meryl Streep has been quoted to say, “You can’t get spoiled if you do your own ironing.” Well isn’t that the truth. So I obviously can’t be said to be spoiled. If I had a dollar for every item I’ve ironed in my life I could easily pay cash for a luxury car; come to […]

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Where words fail, music speaks

“Where words fail, music speaks.” –Hans Christian Anderson “I play piano every day.” –Sarah McLaughlin … and I do too Sarah. “The piano keys are black and white, but they sound like a million colours in your mind.” –Maria Cristina Mena EDITED TO ADD: I realize that some people reading my blog may not realize […]

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Whistle While you Work

The other evening I attended one of the most outstanding performances at a local theatre. The Port Theatre in Nanaimo had presented Joelle Rabu together with the Vancouver Island Symphony performing a dramatic recreation of Edith Piaf’s last performance, titled Tonight … Piaf. Being a fan of Edith Piaf’s songs, I knew this would be […]

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