Joy

Back in January of this year, I decided to learn to play the ukulele.  I’d heard that learning a musical instrument in middle age (ahem) can help improve memory and ward off certain types of dementia.  So I bought myself a little concert ukulele and proceeded to torture everyone in the house. Fast forward to…

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Flying

Well, November was over in a blink, and December is threatening to do the same.  I have heard time speeds up as you age, but I thought it was just a case of old people being dramatic. The trick to ‘slowing’ time is to have new experiences every day.  Following the same routine becomes monotonous…

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Homemade Pumpkin Syrup

  I know it’s a bit passé, but I enjoy the flavour of spiced pumpkin this time of year, especially pumpkin chai and pumpkin lattes.  After trying several shop-bought syrups and finding them artificial, I decided to try to make pumpkin syrup myself.  It took two attempts, and the syrup isn’t very thick, but it’s…

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Finish Line

  The last few weeks have been some of the most challenging I’ve faced in quite a while, and I have to admit I’ve been a bit stressed.  The good news is that most of the unpleasantness should be behind me by October 25th, which is also the day we move into our new flat.…

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Blah

It’s been an interesting Spring so far.  Save one little heat wave, the weather has been horrid – cold, wet, windy, and dull.  My secret weapon will be arriving soon, though – a shiny new greenhouse!

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Hello!

Has it really been two months since I’ve updated?  Time flies when life takes over.  Things have been busy here, and to be honest, I don’t pick up my camera as often as I used to since the run in with that horrible woman at the Christmas market back in December.  But I did take…

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Burnt Out

It’s been a wild time at work.  The weeks leading up to Christmas are our busiest, and this year has proven to be no exception.  Fortunately, we have a fantastic team who are able to keep up beautifully.  I’m not one to wish time away, but I look forward to weekends these days.

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