Backyard Gardening

This year I added vegetables to my usual flower plants for my garden. The soil in my backyard has not been very good for planting vegetables, I decided to use pots to plant some seeds I collected from cooking. I wanted to start small, see what worked and make notes to improve next year. I…

A Really Great Day

What makes a really great day for you? Maybe you have not thought about what a great day looks like. I am not talking about your dream day, I am taking about a feel good day when you enjoy a few of your favourite things. Not a day at the spa or going on a…

Summer Weekends on a Budget

Even with booked summer vacation, you need to have plans to enjoy the wonderful weather on the weekend. If vacations are not in your budget this blog will help you with exciting things to do on the weekends. Time goes really fast despite longer days, before you know it summer is over and you spent…

Be True to Yourself

I have been struggling with writing lately, for some reason inspiration to conquer the keyboard is not there. I spent time wondering what to do… is it a case of writers block or lack of inspiration? I signed up for an online creative writing course hoping this will kick start the drive to write and…

Hollywood Beach, Fort Lauderdale – A laid back Destination

A couple weeks ago I visited my sister in Florida, the occasion was a sad one however in the midst of sorrow there were pockets of sunshine. Florida is known for easy access to beaches all over the state. That is one of the reason it is such a popular destination for vacationers looking for…

Another Year Wiser, Stronger and more Consistent

Every year when my birthday comes around I am amazed at how fast the year flew by. My birthday is in February, just about the time when new year resolutions are either going well or you are at the point of giving up and moving on. It is easy to look at the past and…

Where to go in Ontario for Summer Vacation

This winter already feels long, for us in Toronto we have another three months before consistently getting above 5 degree celsius weather. I am already thiniking of things to do to get the most out of Summer. My vacation this year will be local. I want to support local businesses, and even more incentive for…

Online Grocery Shopping

Online grocery shopping has taken off over the last two years. Primarily driven by the pandemic and the need to get groceries and not expose yourself in an enclosed setting for a long period of time. I was not on board with having someone shop for me, what if I get bruised fruits? How would…

As the old year passes….

Today is the last day of the year, a good time to reflect on the old and look with anticipation towards the new. The profound feeling for me when I look back is one of gratitude. It was by no means the best year for me but I am deeply grateful for what I accomplished…