Follow Along with Me!

“And here in the dust and dirt, O here, the lilies of His love appear.” (Henry Vaughan) Dear Readers, Winter seems to be hanging on tightly, but spring is hinting that it wants very much to arrive, and Springtime for me is a time of new life and seeds being planted into beautiful flowers. Their…

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Magical Sundays & Time: What Do You Do When You Want To Do Everything?

Sundays are magical to me. They are the rainbow after a rainstorm, crocuses in Spring, caramel on a Sundae; they are cheese fondue, hazelnut chocolate, creme broulee. They are bright and sparkling and all mine. They are days of rest, days of alone time, days to catch up, days to get out running or be…

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Versatile Blogger Award

In this post I have nominated Versatile Blogger Award blogs that I think you would love.

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Blogging Away

Does blogging have to be an individual, quiet-space activity? Can blogging be a room full of people who are all learning, talking, collaborating and writing their stories side by side on twelve laptops? Many people think of blogging as something we do on our own, maybe in the quiet of a morning tea, or on…

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Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Mary Oliver, a well-loved poet, talks about paying attention and noticing what’s in front of you, of being fully aware, of staying in the present moment and writing poems about where you feel awe and wonder at the world. Her poem “The Swan” helped me see a swan with more wonder and curiosity and gratitude…

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Listening to What Matters

I have been reading again this charming and deep-felt book by Emma Hooper: Etta and Otto and Russell and James. A book that makes me want to get up from my chair, put down my laptop, grab my backpack and a few clothes and beloved things, and start my walk east towards the ocean. To…

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Maple & Ruby: Falling into Something Natural

Ruby: an imagined name for a daughter and then a name for a new creative business, which started here in London, Ontario. Maple, a beautiful name from a children’s book about a sweet girl involved in nature and play. Together these names have shaped an up-and-coming business started last year by Krista Rathwell: Maple & Ruby,…

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Knitting Love

Community is beautiful. I’ve seen it with my own eyes. We began in January at the Byron Library. Our three piles of colourful patterns of knitted squares have grown to about 4 feet. Knit stitch, seed stitch, moss stitch, basket weave, colour blocking–all so beautiful. We began with an idea to start some knitted squares and…

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