Author friends and butter tarts

Welcome back to my blog! After a summer break, I’m returning to posting twice a month about my life, family and writing. I hope you had a good few months and, if you’re in the northern hemisphere like me, summer sun, fun and R&R. One of the best parts of my author...

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Cottage life summer (and a summer blogging break)

After a tough first half of 2023, I’m looking forward with hope (my word of the year) to what the next six months will bring. As part of a mid-year reset, I’m taking July and August to recharge, regroup and refocus. I plan to spend most of my time at our new holiday...

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Two weeks with Covid-19 (and a bikini body)

Are you, like Floppy Ears, wondering why there's been an unexpected gap in my blog posts? If you follow me on social media, you may have spotted that after escaping the Covid-19 virus for three years, Tech Guy, English Rose and I all came down with it at the end of...

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Three things making my life better

Between writing and family, the past few weeks have been more than a little chaotic here. However, amidst what’s felt like constant change and upheaval, I’m trying to focus on what makes my life better. I hope “my three things” encourage you to think about good things...

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Thrift shopping: Feel-good fun and vintage finds

Can I get that wholesale? Growing up in a place nicknamed “wholesale city” where finding a “good deal” is a point of civic pride, thrift shopping has been part of my life since childhood. As well as being a fun hobby, since I’m grateful for my own blessings and...

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Easter & Passover greetings

To my dear blog subscribers... For those of you who celebrate, I wish you a blessed and joyous Easter. And for those currently celebrating Passover, Chag Pesach Sameach! (Happy Passover Holiday) to you. After a severe and disruptive ice storm in Eastern Ontario and...

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Gratitude for the little things

I’m currently dealing with several personal and professional challenges causing stress and worry. So now more than ever, I’m digging into my metaphorical “coping toolbox” to find joy, practice self-care and remind myself to be grateful for the little things. Smelling...

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