As a novice gardener, I find myself continually dropping by nurseries these days. When I say novice, I mean it. The following 3 photos demonstrate the progression from creating a raised garden bed, putting soil in the bed, planting the veggies and VOILÁ! There are actual little plants germinating in that garden plot! Simply amazing! Are you amazed? Tell me you are!
Can you see those little veggies poking out of the soil…. hmmm …. I KNOW YOU CAN! Anyways, I have digressed. Is it obvious that I’m becoming a proud gardener?
So, as I was saying, I seem to be hanging out at a lot of nurseries these days and … Read the rest
Whatever happens on Yacht Club Cruises stays on Yacht Club Cruises… or does it?
Each year a Spring Cruise is planned with interested members of our Yacht Club. This spring, as first time participants, my husband and I signed up for the great adventure. The CAPTAIN of our sailboat was particularly keen to embark with twenty other boats and make enduring relationships with his fellow yachtsmen.
Before leaving the home dock, the participants spend hours on their vessels, preparing them for the event. Boats are pressure washed, waxed and polished to perfection. (To say nothing of the costly extravagances that become a must before setting sail- like generators for making that perfect morning cup of Starbucks or commissioning canvas enclosures … Read the rest
The Holiday Season is upon us and I wanted to thank my readers by offering Books 1 and 2 of my Frenchie Series as a Contest Give-Away. Frenchie’s Best Friend-Follow the Blog is a Middle Grade novel that connects to Christmas in a humorous way. Families are enjoying the series as contemporary novels about family relationships,’tweens’, and French Bulldogs (and many other breeds…). The novels appeal to anyone who has ever owned a pet or is a ‘pet-owner wannabe’. You will “crack-up” when you meet Ethan’s Grandma Sis. This 13 year old main character describes this quirky, eccentric woman as “not your typical let’s make cookies kind of Grandma”… … Read the rest
If you’re looking for a X’mas special on some humorous family reads over the holiday season (Middle Grade Novels -Grade 5-8), please consider the FRENCHIE SERIES (Books 1&2) on sale locally in NANAIMO’S CHAPTERS (local author section)and at the X’mas Bazaar at the Nanoose Bay Library on Saturday, Dec.8th between 10:00 -3:00.
Parents/Grandparents are choosing this humorous Frenchie Series (Books 1 &2) as a contemporary fiction choice with characters that all can relate to:
- Ethan, the 13 year old who is “gaga” over French Bulldogs and determined to own one of his own
- Grandma Sis, the quirkiest, most eccentric and devious grandma,
- Mel, an overwhelmed, single working mom who has no interest in adding a pet
… Read the rest