Cuddles and Kayaking

What a great weekend! Cuddling with my grandkids, spending time with my son and kayaking for the very first time (courtesy of Christine). I’m too tired from sun and excitement to even to post a photo tonight! On a serious note – while sitting around the campfire with a marshmallow and a glass of wine! … Read more

Officially a Gypsy!

Last night I spent my first ‘real’ night with my eldest son Matt (easing gently into anything new makes changes less painful – this is my aim!) staying near Neck Point – this morning I walked round the park there with Oreo. It was such a beautiful place that one couple had decided to get … Read more

One Week and Counting!

It’s been beautiful, these last few weeks. I’ve walked on the beach – my beach – here in Cadboro Bay and spent time with my wisdom tree. And where else in the world could a very ordinary ‘beginning dancer’ dance on the stage in the bandshell at Butchart Gardens – a world class tourist attraction … Read more

A Week with Wings

I was not even in the door of my small support group for fellow counsellors today and I was telling of my plans with tears flowing. Not crying, but with emotion leaking out of my eyes, such was the pressure that was inside me. Instinctively my body reached out, physically, to find relief with what turned … Read more

In The Blink Of An Eye…

A particularly exhausting, but very satisfying week… Making the decisions necessary to change my life from a mother and counsellor with a home and all that goes with it. To this gypsy life that seems to be unfolding. Buying and testing out my new/old motorhome over the mountains to Calgary to visit my sons. And … Read more

Canada Day!

On July 1st I was watching TV in my Mom’s living room. The Canada Day celebrations from Parliament Hill in Ottawa was on and I was struck by the young enthusiasm I saw.  In fact it was my mom who pointed it out to me. I’d been feeling pretty weary about our future – theworld’s … Read more

Happy Birthday!

26 June 2011 was a special day for me – It was my 54th birthday and definitely felt very middle aged! I also (finally) graduated from first-level parenting and embraced full adulthood status!  A real adult at last! Yay! I was playing with the idea of selling my house and buying a camper and suddenly … Read more