Category Archives: General

Another Day, Another Boat 2

..…or Today’s Costume: Boatbuilder. Day one at the Wooden Boat School. The night before, at the communal dining room, we were introduced to the instructors but today we get to meet them and our classmates. There are nine Tenderly Dinghies to be assembled to the point where they are safe for transport to good homes. […]

Another Day, Another Boat 1

….or Building The Tenderly Dinghy, Episode 1 Some fellers accumulate guitars, others vintage cars, books, or salt and pepper shakers. I accumulate boats. If you were to ask me today why I think I need to build another boat, I’m not sure what my answer would be. Because I can? Because my brother got another […]

Keji Adventure 2018

…..or Into the Woods.   I was overdue for another backwoods adventure. Kejimkujik National Park always fits the bill. By the time my daughter and her friend and I came up with a mutually agreeable date all of my favourite campsites were booked. We would go for two nights. I chose site 44 for the […]

The Great Migration 2

Lancelot and Judith finally reach Nova Scotia.  Judith: It’s so cold. Lancelot: That’s the polar vortex dear. It should warm up soon. Judith: I sure hope so or I’m going to find somewhere with a tropical vortex. Judith: Does shivering count as exercise? Are you sure this isn’t Iceland? Lancelot: Well, this map is about […]

The Great Migration

…Spread Your Tiny Wings and Fly, Little Snowbirds. On the Road to Canada Judith: I told you we should have stopped for directions, dear. Now we’re totally lost. Lancelot: Well I marked the map to Lunenburg. Judith: Dear, that’s Lunenburg Massachusetts, you’ve got marked there, not Lunenburg Nova Scotia. Judith: Well, we might as well […]

Easter Down South 3

…..or Happy Easter Down at Florida Seaside Villa Randolf: This is the best Easter ever. Want to trade this big blue egg for ten of your little ones? Kendra: Hmmm, maybe you shouldn’t have eaten all yours before breakfast. Randolf: Aw come on. Fifteen then? Kendra: No less than twenty. Randolf: Deal. Kendra: Golly, I […]

Easter Down South 2

….or Company in the House Down at Florida Seaside Villa Samuel: Wherever did you find that Dad? Lancelot: Designed it and built it myself. Takes a little while for the colours to wear off after Easter but we love the rainbow scrambled eggs. Best stay outside the fence now, the girls can get a little aggressive […]

Easter down South 1

…..or Company’s A’Comin’ Down at Florida’s Seaside Villa: Judith: Honey, can you come give me a hand to put the leaf in the table. Tamara called and said they’re bringing the kids over for Easter. Lancelot: In a second dear, gotta check on the chickens. Lancelot: Oh my little pretties, save your appetites. Have I […]

What are Ya At Now* 3

…..or Still Makin’ Stuff Last year I posted pictures of two stained glass panels I did. They were of two corners of my Grandmother’s kitchen; a place very near and dear to my heart (oh dear, that’s so cliché); a place where I never felt anything but loved. This winter I completed the other two […]

What Are Ya At Now?*

…..or Anyt’ing Goin’ on, or What? So what am I at? Depends on when you ask. If I started listing it could seem like I am doing a lot but if you were to poke your head in the front door, chances are you would find me playing Scrabble on my phone. By the way, […]