~ Via Mercanti Food Shop in Toronto, Kensington Market ~

A very delicious stop in Kensington Market in Toronto! The ladies here were amazing and very accommodating! The pasta had no eggs and the cheese was removed from the sauce…. I had a vegy wrap with curly fries and my son had pasta with a tomato sauce. We three kinda shared everything and we also bought a vegy soup, plus some coffee…. … another delicious, … Continue reading ~ Via Mercanti Food Shop in Toronto, Kensington Market ~

~ The little Town of Ymir ~

I started out the morning with a walk to Sheep Creek with the dogs, Denny and Donner. Another gorgeous hot day, 27 C, and not so smokey from the nearby fires. British Columbia is having a bad time with fires this year, worse than any other!! Even in Whistler, we had so much smoke, you couldn’t see the mountains … only a very, very faint … Continue reading ~ The little Town of Ymir ~

~ A Visit from Berlin to Whistler to Victoria to Vancouver ~

My dear friend, Michael, from Berlin came out to visit me for 10 days (April 24 – May 3). I did have to work a bit when he was here, but I could curtail my hours somewhat and enjoy some time with my very good friend that I have known for 33 years! We did walk around Lost Lake, where we did actually get lost! There … Continue reading ~ A Visit from Berlin to Whistler to Victoria to Vancouver ~

~ A Walk in Squamish ~

Last weekend (April 15), it was gorgeously sunny and I had to go to Squamish (a 40 min. drive south from Whistler) for yet another vet appointment for Donner our dog.  She had been spade a couple of weeks prior and her incision was a little too pink and the doctors were concerned and so gave her antibiotics. This was a follow-up appointment, her third … Continue reading ~ A Walk in Squamish ~

~ Winter’s leaving? What of the Birds?~

This morning, I met my gang of birdwatchers down at Lorimer Rd. There were 9 of us, sometimes there are more people, sometimes less. 17 cm’s fell in the mountains last night and when I left the house at 7:50, approximately 8 cm’s (3 1/2 “) lay on our stairs and sidewalk …. should I stay and shovel?  I do have the contract for this … Continue reading ~ Winter’s leaving? What of the Birds?~

~ My Morning Oats ~

I love my morning oats, after my slice of toast (with raspberry jam) … I’m usually hungry first thing in the morning, so I eat toast first to get something in my belly…. then start warming up the oats in a pot, usually with water, sometimes with almond milk, sometimes a little of both…. I just let that sit on low while I get other … Continue reading ~ My Morning Oats ~