A So-So Ho Ho

It’s been quite the year, hasn’t it? Is there anyone who isn’t eager to see it end?

Like many folks, I’ve mostly stuck close to home this past year. All those trips to explore new towns and areas of Vancouver Island got put on hold. (As I wrote in my previous post, I did manage to hit the beach a few times—those were welcome outings.) Like everyone, I’m looking forward to more freedom next year (fingers crossed). There are so many places on this beautiful island I want to explore and share with you.

Until then…

I hope you enjoy some ho! ho! ho! this holiday season. It may not be the Christmas we’re used to or were wishing for, with dear family and friends absent this year—“I’ll Be Home for Christmas” has never sounded more poignant—but this is a time worth celebrating. Goodness knows we need some joy in our lives, however and wherever we can find it.

Let’s hope 2021 is a happier and healthier year for us all.

Merry Christmas!   

And the Beach Goes On

In the summer of 2020, you’re not likely to hear anyone proclaim “Life’s a beach!” But given our current circumstances, if you had the opportunity to escape to a beach, you’d probably grab it. Paddling leisurely through the water, or just sitting on the shore and watching the waves, all one’s troubles seem so far away, and life feels almost normal again. Almost. Continue reading

Dear Dad

From the time I started this blog, back in September 2017, my most supportive readers have been my mom and dad. Each post has been greeted with enthusiasm and generated a “can’t wait till the next one” response. Their encouragement has meant a lot to me. It’s a terrific feeling when your parents tell you they’re proud of you. Continue reading