It is no secret that we love to travel although our trips have been fleeting over the past five years between work pressures, COVID, and then moving. We plan on fixing that this year! We are talking about a number of short trips – weekends away perhaps with an added day here and there –… Continue reading 2024 travel plans
I am in awe of people who can think things like this through.
We’ve spent the past three days packing up all of the Christmas stuff and putting the boxes and totes away in the basement. It is indeed amazing how bare the house looks when the Christmas things are gone. It will be a bit better after we do a big clean on Monday and then bring… Continue reading Good bye Christmas
I’ve seen a lot of people posting retrospectives of 2023 this week. I guess it is the natural things to do as one year grinds to an end and a new one comes closer. Grinds seems to be an apt word for 2023. Yes, I’d like a less grindy year for 2024. I’m not normally… Continue reading Goodbye 2023
Butter Tart Bars are two treats in one! A buttery shortbread crust forms the base, and a sweet gooey filling is baked on top. It’s a delicious way to enjoy this classic Canadian treat without all the fuss of making pastry tart shells. These delicious treats are a bit similar to a pecan pie. But… Continue reading Butter tart squares
I know it is twisted but this really made me giggle! Winter can be so bleak that humour is often needed.
I’m not sure why this is the case but the second we lay the tree skirt under the tree one of the cats makes himself cozy. Sometimes both together. This happens without fail every single year. It doesn’t matter if they are new to the household some feline genetic wiring tells them to claim this… Continue reading Cats under the tree
We don’t normally do a lot of Christmas decorating before December 1st. Christmas seems to have taken over the fall these days. It isn’t that we don’t enjoy Christmas decorations – we’re not Scrooges – rather I think it is the clutter that is off-putting. Nonetheless, when a florist we have come to appreciate was… Continue reading Slowly getting ready for Christmas
Liquidity wines in Okanagan Falls has been one of our favourite Okanagan wineries for some time. It has so much going for it – lovely location, art installations, wonderful restaurant, interesting architecture, and yes, excellent wines. We’ve been a member of their wine club for fine years. It’s only an hours drive from home but… Continue reading Lunch at Liquidity wines
The highlight of our visit to Vancouver was dinner at Miku. Situated along the Burrard Inlet next to Vancouver’s landmark Canada Place, Miku delivers gourmet Aburi cuisine paired with its signature energetic ambience, attentive service, and beautiful view. Originally located on West Hastings Street in Coal Harbour, Miku first introduced its Aburi-style cuisine to Vancouver… Continue reading Miku Vancouver