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Category Archives: Gathering

Lately … a life that sizzles and pops

Reading: For the second time, happily so, Circling the Sun: A Novel. Made: another pair of socks. Experimented with techniques. Best home meal: On an eggs benedict kick so made two versions. First one and most delicious version was seed bread; avocado; marinated tomatoes; poached eggs; hollandaise. The second one which was very good but […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

Today is the Canadian Thanksgiving. Wishing all my friends, family and you a Thanksgiving full of warmth and love in the spirit of gratitude and thanksgiving for what we all have. Thanksgiving is a time for thinking about and giving thanks for all that we have. It’s the day set aside to be grateful and humble […]

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What would life be without home grown tomatoes?

Do any of you remember that song? Though I didn’t grow tomatoes this year, my next door neighbour did and in abundance. Lucky for us, she shares! This basket of tomatoes was sitting on our fence last Friday morning (6:30am) — a gift from our neighbour. On Monday I invited two of the neighbour ladies over for […]

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10 easy tips for seating guests at a dinner party

Are you reluctant to hold a dinner party, whether formal or very casual? Don’t be reluctant — here’s a few simple tips for seating guests that will help you as a host/hostess and will also have your guests feeling relaxed and welcome. I love dinner parties because it’s a great way to get to know […]

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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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Eleanor had some wisdom

“Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Fair warning: this is one of the longest posts I’ve done so feel free to skip over any/all. One of the reasons I’ve continued with my photo journal / blog is because some people I know like to look in […]

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