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

Writing

Monday Morning Musing #16 – Return to a Writer’s Retreat in Tuscany

On this Monday morning, I muse from a charming Tuscan courtyard.  A setting, where terracotta pots are stuffed with crimson geraniums, delicate hydrangea and ripening limes. A place where the morning sun glints on ochre stone walls, on tall Venetian shutters and on bunches and bunches of plump grapes. Their wayward tendrills float down from… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #16 – Return to a Writer’s Retreat in Tuscany

Transition

Monday Morning Musings #14 – The Clarity of a Coffee Break

The coffee break was a jolt. No, it wasn’t the strong brew or the brisk mountain air… it was much more than that. We were in Banff, a world-renowned destination, and as casually as a black bear might saunter through the nearby woods, this was our stop for a coffee break – en route from… Continue reading Monday Morning Musings #14 – The Clarity of a Coffee Break