January calendar image

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis Starting of the month with something useful and beautiful! Feel free to download and use as your desktop wallpaper. Windows (1024x768) Mac (1440x900) Dates of note for this month: Jan 6 - Epiphany Jan 9 - Word … Continue reading January calendar image

5 reasons to say yes to secondhand

Secondhand September starts tomorrow! It’s an initiative by @oxfamgb to challenge consumers to buy only secondhand for 30 days—and hopefully beyond. I know that this is already a habit for many people, but for others, it requires a real effort to shift from the attitude that brand-new is best. Sometimes it is, but more often than not, … Continue reading 5 reasons to say yes to secondhand

Spring gardens

Sometimes I think that heaven must be like a sunny spring day in British Columbia. And if it is, then the heart of heaven must be like the Butchart Gardens. The first and only other time I visited this beautiful spot was 20-odd years ago. So I'm very grateful to my friend Maureen for taking … Continue reading Spring gardens