Category Archive: Celebrate


It was my birthday this week and I was gifted, hugged, pampered and fed! At the tail end of an emotional week at home and a busy week at work, being fêted felt… Continue reading

well hello, 2014

There’s a hush to the day around here … We’re bundled to stay warm and I’ve done nothing more ambitious than venture into the kitchen. I’m thinking about setting foot outside, but really,… Continue reading

my lately

Remnants of Christmas signal the end of the holiday and soon a closure to the year: the tree has sacrificed ornaments to the cats; the last of the cookies and bits of turkey… Continue reading

merry christmas, friends!

Our Christmas has been somewhat unusual this year, not least because we celebrated on December 23. Number One and her fella flew to LA yesterday to share Christmas with his family, but before… Continue reading

christmas without the rush

Today I began—and finished—my Christmas shopping. How is that notable? Well, because in the space of fifteen minutes, my shopping was done. And I’m still reeling from the shock and delight. I had… Continue reading

my lately

When Zoë asked me to spend the day with her on Toronto Island, I jumped at the chance to have a hangout with my girl and her fiancé. I’ve loved the ferry ride… Continue reading

birthdays and my baby no more

This past week, three birthdays were celebrated in the clan I’m lucky enough to call my own. Three people who have journeyed around the sun once more, passing through events magical and heartrending,… Continue reading

eggs and rabbits and such

The Easter Bunny slept in … ❤ And so did the cat—in her bed, not mine. Have I ever mentioned that I love having older children? Thought so. All that and coffee and… Continue reading

holiday tea

Good Monday morning, friends. It’s a holiday weekend round here and we are slowly, happily moving into the day. Number One is on her way into town for a b-day visit. A pot… Continue reading

brave hearts

There’s nothing wrong with love-filled notes and chokky, of course, is most sublime. But I hope your hearts are filled with a love for all that you know to be true and gentle… Continue reading


My New Year’s eve was spent at home with way too much chocolate, music and a political documentary. I know. Not exactly fireworks-and-glass-raising, and not even what I would have expected, but there… Continue reading

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