About Canada Day

I am not writing a regular blog post today as it is Canada Day, marking the country’s 154th birthday. That said, Canada has many reparations to make to the Indigenous people who lived here first, for countless generations. I was recently deeply saddened to learn of the 215 Indigenous children […]

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On holiday!

Despite the pandemic, I hope you’re able to take some time off for yourself, even if you’re unable to see many family members or friends. Last night my family went for a walk in a light-filled neighbourhood across town. We all wore masks and friends walked us by several blocks

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On holiday

Despite COVID, I’ve been lucky enough to arrange for a second very brief holiday this summer. This time, my husband and I are heading to Galiano Island (see image above) where we’ll be spending six days in a very small, 650-sq.-ft (or so) cabin. While our adult daughters hold the

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On holiday

Desperate for a break from work, I’ve gone a brief socially-distanced holiday. We’re heading to the B.C. Okanagan for some sunshine (we hope), some swimming (dependent on the former) and lots of reading. We’ll be doing our own cooking, buying some cherries and wine and celebrating a significant birthday for

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On holiday

I’m off for the week, escaping the city scene of Vancouver and enjoying walking and cooking on Salt Spring Island. Best of all, I have a big bag of books to take with me! Will be back to my blog next Tuesday, March 17/20.

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Out of town

I’m out-of-town for a few days taking a brief holiday. I’ll be back in time for my column on Tuesday, July 10.  Happy 4th of July to my American friends. Have a great week!

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