Nanaimo – a town we drove through two decades ago to catch a ferry home. This time we stayed and re-familiarized ourselves with this bustling little city. Situated on the ocean there are lovely water vistas, incredible forests and beaches around every corner. There must be more deer on Vancouver Island than anywhere else in […]
People and places - from near and far.
Recently a friend went to work on a family Maple Syrup farm in southern Quebec, a Canadian eastern province with much history and tradition. It was interesting to learn more about where our delicious world famous Canadian Maple Syrup is grown and the traditions around the harvesting in the Springtime. Here is some information about […]
Beautiful BC! One of our all time favourite past times in our spectacular province is going out and exploring new places and areas we have not visited before. Of course we have a few special destinations we return to each year but there is always so much to see and enjoy. “Water & air the […]
Guest article written by Peter D Gardner * In 2011, my sister inherited a still life of Roses in a bowl, painted by my father’s first cousin George Williams. The particular painting was my mother’s favourite and had been in her possession for 50 years. She in turn had inherited it from my grandmother Eva, […]
New Years Day was definitely a Winter’s Day in the Fraser Valley after a chilling and very icy few days. Living in the Fraser Valley and northern British Columbia for many years, I do not recall an extended cold weather experience like this with the freezing rain. The icy conditions have caused havoc on the […]