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 .
May you remember the voice of the graceful spirit, that whispers in the winds of the wilderness. That’s always stirring those wildflowers, growing in the springtime of your heart’s acknowledgements, of the precious gift that you are.
Hey there Newbie Spikey!
(for your info, a Spikey is the term for folk who are part of the clan known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂
I wanted to catch up and say “thank you… I really appreciate your ‘follow’ as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.”
Blogging since June 2013, my aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations, opinions and lighter-hearted stuff thrown in for good measure.
I normally keep to a couple of posts a day, maybe 3-4 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.
Thanks again Trish and hope you have a great day…
Oh! Sounds like we have much in common. While I don’t travel to the extent that you do, I love exploring new places — even those little-known but newly discovered locales not so far from home!
And I love to decorate. Would love to live on an acreage with rustic, old outbuildings to renovate in any number of ways! We’re hoping to retire in a few years so Husband isn’t too keen on having MORE to keep up rather than less No matter. We love the house we’re in now and we’re working to paint the upper level and finish out the basement below — ourselves! — in the next couple of years.
I love photography and architecture is a favorite subject for me especially when we’re on vacay somewhere with a rich history of old homes and structures. We recently spent a week in Estes Park and LOVED hiking the mountains there so landscape photography is a newly acquired passion as well.
It does, indeed, sound like we have a lot in common! I was so happy to find your blog, too. I certainly understand the desire to scale back on maintenance and projects (manual labour). We are aiming for that, and, well, maybe someday well get there. Today we re-building (yes, “re”) an stone wall. Seems we learn best from experience. But it’s a lovely wind-less, sunshiney day today – perfect for working outside. 🙂
Not so much here — expected high today of just 30 degrees, overcast and that wind! It was howling all night. Woke up to a light dusting of snow — we live in central Iowa in the Des Moines metro area — but our friends and relatives in Minnesota were slated to get up to 16 inches. No matter — I love all the seasons!
So — with all that weather out there for us — perfect for working INSIDE!
Hi Rose Bay 🙂
I hope all is going well for you in the New Year!
I’m so glad that I found your blog…your photos and posts are really wonderful.
There’s a blogging award called “The Versatile Blogger Award” and I’ve nominated you for it!
And if you would like to nominate other blogs, here’s a link to the post.
Take care and many thanks for your great blog! Look forward to reading you soon!
Thanks for thinking of me!!
Thank-you for following my blog.
Thank you right back! 🙂
Hi Janet. I nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award. http://www.katiescottagebooks.wordpress.com
Hi Janet! We share a lot of common interests! I look forward to meeting you on your blog!
Hi! I agree! So happy to meet you in this blogosphere. And looking forward to building our connection.
I’ve just nominated you for a Blogger Appreciation Award – feel free to ignore or join in as you choose 🙂 https://osyth.wordpress.com/2016/02/16/if-it-is-not-indigestion-it-must-be-gratitude/
Hi Janet, you’ve certainly travelled a lot. I love your green fingers for growing and sadly, my fingers are all brown 😦
Hi!! Thanks! My “green fingers” are a bit of an obsession. And represent lots of manual labour. Sometimes I think (especially on mornings like this one) “brown fingers” might just be a bit of a blessing. 😉. Looking forward to following your blog!!
Thank you for the follow Janet. I’m happy to reciprocate and see what I could be growing! 🙂
Thank you for following me, fellow blogger! Nice to meet you. 🙂
And you!! 😀
Thanks for dropping by my blog and following it, so I could discover yours. You have a beautiful blog, and I look forward to reading more about your projects and adventures. 🙂
Thanks for the kind words. Your site is beautiful! I’m so glad we have found each other. 😊