My son nicknamed me “The Side-Kick Traveller” when I started tagging along with my husband on his business trips. He travels ALOT, and every now and again I go, too. It gives us time together creating new shared experiences. But after he slogs off to work, I go exploring what ever city we happen to be in. I am so lucky!
We have also travelled a fair amount – on vacation, with our sons …… to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Barbados, Bermuda, various parts of the US, Mexico and Canada. Travel has always fueled my imagination and been my inspiration. As most travellers know, we find connections in the most interesting places.
When not “on the road”, I work as a substitute teacher. Most of the time, I work with the little ones…4-8 year olds, who provide lots of fun and fodder for the blog. “Kids say the darndest things”.
We live on 23 three beautiful acres on Atlantic Canada’s East Coast. In the garden, I work to produce at least some of the food we eat. It starts with maple syrup in the Spring and goes till harvest late into the fall……including the wine grapes from our little vineyard. I’ve started exploring “all season growing” in this tough, old climate.
Architecture is another of our shared interests….we love houses and neighbourhoods! After renovating three properties, we designed and built the house we currently live in, ten years ago. It has turned into a project that never ends…inside or out. Landscaping, sheds, gardens, decor, and up-cycling furniture happily fill my life. ( I fancy myself a bit of a “wannabe decorator”.)
So, you see, I don’t spend much time sitting still. And I do have lots to share with you .