To celebrate Ella finishing her first year of university and staying out of debt while saving up enough money to pay off the next two years of tuition (Who’s kid is this???), I gave her two tickets to see Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros.  I thought she would want to take a friend, and … Continue reading


So I didn’t get the nomination to run for federal office.  Trust me when I say that THAT was an amazing journey.  All the same, I have welcomed back my sweet quiet normal life with open arms.  Politicking is exhausting – I’m a friendly person, but campaigning takes friendliness to a whole ‘nother level. I was … Continue reading

tuesday snooze day

Life is being lived.  School + work + sleep + food + laughter + yoga + knitting this  – a cabled hat that fits perfectly and is just the right amount of hipster I’m going for.  Oh and muffins.  So many muffins.  I’ve baked 5 dozen muffins over the last week, and I have eaten … Continue reading

nuit blanche encore

I could write so much about how wonderful nuit blanche was once again, but I will let the pictures tell you.  I’d be hard pressed to pick just one favourite part – there were so many.  Audio Forge in front of Bud Gardens, dancing on the lawn of Museum London, Art Fusion at the end … Continue reading


The Bee and I woke up early this morning and headed out to meet friends for a hike in the woods.   The sun was bright and the snow was sparkling.   The snow was so light and dusty.   The colours captured my heart.  We warmed up fast walking up the hill into the trees and catching up … Continue reading

nuit blanche

Last night the Bee and I ventured downtown after dark for nuit blanche, and it did not disappoint.   We started at Museum London, and art was made, cheese and fruit was enjoyed, music was heard, friends were greeted, exhibits were admired, and half a glass of wine was sipped back.   Then we hit the street … Continue reading


I’ve eaten too many banana coconut muffins.  Just saying. The peonies are in bloom all outside in the yard and inside on the mantle. I’ve signed up for David Suzuki’s 30×30 Nature Challenge, and I’m documenting it on flickr – it’s been a while since I’ve uploaded anything. I’m hooked on Kishi Bashi.  In.  Love.  … Continue reading


Just finished scarfing down the most delicious pain au chocolat from the market, and before I freshen up Yo Yo’s fish bowl, I thought I would jot down some words in this space.    There is always lots going on around here. The teen is enjoying her 1/2 credit civics class, and I could probably learn … Continue reading


:: right now :: ~ listening to damien rice ~ eating skittles ~ knitting a bright orange ishbel ~ tapping my foot ~ thinking about starting up a simplicity circle


  All the stuff I’m mucho grateful for this week . . . friends who make me want to be better  – physically, creatively, socially, mentally – are there more ways? love – I probably don’t say it enough, but I am given lots of it, and I hope I give enough in return knitting … Continue reading