Reminisces, Transition, writing to heal

Monday Monday Musing #26 – From an emotional maelstrom to tranquil tramping

This time last year, I was likely wearing sandals and a sleeveless top as I began my Christmas decorating. I was in our lovely apartment in India and for the first time in nine years, we were not returning to Canada for the holidays. Instead, the boys, girlfriends in tow, were about to make their… Continue reading Monday Monday Musing #26 – From an emotional maelstrom to tranquil tramping

Reminisces

Monday Morning Musing #24 – Remembering the veterans… and our beloved Sarah

    A special experience flooded back this Remembrance Day as we attended the local service in our town. It was extremely respectful and soulful as wreathes and speeches, bagpipes, a bugle and a choir, all marked the poignant occasion. It reminded me of the opportunity in England this spring to pay respect to my… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #24 – Remembering the veterans… and our beloved Sarah

Transition, Travel

Monday Morning Musings #22 – Looking forward… learning to weave two lives

My return to Canada, about two weeks ago, came at a difficult time. There has been a tremendously sad and untimely death in my extended family... one that impacted us all deeply. As we gathered to support our loved ones, it struck us that such occasions gave the thinnest of a silver lining, the opportunity… Continue reading Monday Morning Musings #22 – Looking forward… learning to weave two lives

Travel

Monday Morning Musings #20 – For the love of luggage, and a certain ‘porter’

This past month, while away on a month-long trip through Italy and Slovenia, a dear friend messaged me. “How is it that you have so many clothes with you? Following your social media pics, it seems you always have the right thing to wear," Gillian wrote. "A friend and I have a question – do… Continue reading Monday Morning Musings #20 – For the love of luggage, and a certain ‘porter’

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Monday Morning Musing #18 – a reminder in ‘green’ Ljubljana

I muse this Monday morning from Slovenia, a country that had not necessarily been on my travel list, yet with our son and his girlfriend living here in Ljubljana, we took the opportunity to visit. And we're smitten. It's a charming capital city, an old town with striking buildings, a river slicing through it and… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #18 – a reminder in ‘green’ Ljubljana