Perhaps it was apt that the sun was hiding behind foggy clouds, a rarity in our small mountain city. As one of the sunniest places in Canada, the sun is an almost constant friend. But that afternoon as I strolled the pedestrian-friendly downtown of Kimberley, the monochrome hues enticed me to notice other details. At… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #28 – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…
Enough was enough. In the 11th month of this rubbish year it was time to call a halt to the pity party and haul that mojo of mine up out of the doldrums, polish it up and return to real life. It all started one Saturday three weeks ago when I woke up crying and… Continue reading Monday Morning Musings #27 – Rediscovering my mojo
Quietly, behind the scenes, not wanting to jinx things by sharing, we have been in the process of buying a house in England. At last after four years of searching we had found one that made our hearts sing. And then three weeks ago the seller simply changed her mind about selling. This is what… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #25 – back to the drawing board
A few weeks ago Terry Anne and I shared an Airbnb in Pisa for a night. In the morning we wanted coffee and were dismayed to see there was no coffee machine. All that our hosts had provided was a measly espresso pot. “How on earth does that thing work?” Terry Anne asked, the sound… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #23 – In the morning I return to Italy
I thought it might be fun; get me out of myself. And so, when I had the chance to host the daughter of my good friend, Geraldine, when she visited The Hague to perform her one woman show, Le Foulard, I grabbed it with both hands. Two weeks on and I wonder whether I will… Continue reading Monday Morning Musings #21 – Am I an Idiot?