Walking Vancouver: Watershed Park to Mud Bay Park

This is our newly adopted summer adventure: every week, we are exploring a different park,trail, hike or walk someplace around the Lower Mainland and using 109 Walks as a guidebook. Read up on week one, when we went to Deer Lake Park in Burnaby. For week two and my first turn to make a selection, …

#AwesomeAugust week two

Writing here every day has proven to be a little more challenging than I’d originally expected and/or planned for. I’m going back to the drawing board this weekend to figure out how to manage it and I’m going to get this train back on its tracks. I have been keeping up …

Lessons in canning

I put canning peaches in my list of things I wanted to do this month on sort of on a whim. On one hand, I have always wanted to learn to can foods, but on the other, it’s always seemed like a really complicated – and, frankly, risky (I’m afraid …

Walking Vancouver: Deer Lake Park

A few weeks before we went on vacation, I was out at a bookstore and had a brilliant idea: I would take home this book I’d picked up and it would change our lives. Wait, isn’t that the reason we buy every book or every thing for that matter? Because …

July in review

High: we went on vacation. Low: we were put on balcony lockdown for 12 days which made for 31 degree nights inside our apartment. (That’s 88 degrees for those of you playing along in America.) Good: we explored a local park that we’d wanted to visit for years. We harvested …

Things we’ll do this month: August

A month that begins with a holiday. Now, that is a good sign. Goal setting is fun. It’s great motivation to sit down and hash out the things we want to do and fantasize about the roads that will take us there. When we talk about goals, we talk about money and …

A fresh start

I’ve been feeling like I’m in need of a change for a little while. When it comes to blogging, I mean. Here’s the history: When I first started blogging in 2005, (whoa! and, also, happy ten-year anniversary to me!) my whole blogging crowd was a network of people from here …

Set the date!

It’s #WeddingWednesday! I know, I know. When we got engaged, I swore that I wouldn’t turn into an obsessed bride. Let’s be real, people who talk about one thing and one thing only are boring. But people who are planning a wedding who talk only about planning their wedding? They’re …