Victoria and Butchart Gardens

Where else in the world can you dance every Thursday night during the summer to an excellent live dance band, in a bandshell, on the stage in a magnificent public gardens and worldclass tourist attraction? Wow! It was the most beautiful fun! Lots of die-hard dancers come every week – and everyone is urged to … Read more

Victoria and the VBDS

Victoria is blessed with dance events most nights of the week. The Victoria Ballroom Dance Society is a non-profit association with several hundred members and includes social dances, practices and both group and individual lessons. Everyone – all ages and levels of expertise from Newcomer to Gold in Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango, Jive, … Read more

Courtenay, BC: Dance de Rock

This is a fabulous weekend of dancing – from Friday late afternoon until Sunday afternoon, usually at the beginning of September. Dance de Rock comprises social dances and workshops – mostly in West Coast Swing, Nightclub Waltz, Waltz, Country Two-Step, and Hustle. In the evenings of both Friday and Saturday there are dance and dinner/dance … Read more

Dance till you drop…

On Friday I rolled into Comox at around 1pm, having totally missed the earthquake that happened just before?! (I was driving in a noisy truck, maybe that was why?)  I found a great beach by the ferry to Powell River (I went there last year!) and sunbathed, had lunch and walked the dog. Moments like … Read more

A Gypsy for Real…

Update? The dog is depressed and I long for a jacuzzi! Other than that… I hankered after traveling and writing and being footloose and fancy-free for as long as I can remember. So now you’ve got it, stop whining! And for my own personal growth I need this! Why did I want to do this … Read more

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

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