*Book Review* Three things about Elsie

A beautiful but haunting tale of mystery, friendship and intrigued but tinged with a sadness that made me question everything whilst I was reading. Three things about Elsie tells a wonderful story of our main character Flos life, in present day and in her teen years growing up with her best friend Elsie. 567 more words

Book Reviews

Evelyn at Ninety Nine

Aunty Evelyn has always been my refuge.  Growing up my family home was adjacent to that of my Aunt Evelyn and Uncle Freddy.  Their yard was an extension of ours providing a shared space where we cousins played. 540 more words

Thanksgiving Leftovers

What could be better for breakfast the day after Thanksgiving than leftovers?

I came up with a delicious combination. I had some leftover cooked quinoa, cran-apple salad, and coconut yogurt sweetened with some agave. 29 more words

~ Grandpa Report: All is Well ~

Having just returned from the first half of our school holiday break, we can report that Grandpa is doing well. We drove down there, having heard he had ‘a sniffle and a cough.’ The constant worry about my father went into overdrive. 799 more words


~ Another Visit to Grandpa ~

This week, I took the boys down country to visit their grandfather. Dad has been recovering from double pneumonia. “I’m a medical miracle,” he told us proudly when we arrived. 804 more words


~ Dad’s Road Home ~

I think my father’s recent illness and brush with death has been a shock for everyone in the family. You are immediately reduced. Humbled by the experience. 770 more words


What am I swimming across the lake for ?

Well, how does one even begin to describe the journey from September to this day? From beginner swimmer to swimming across what is a very large lake on July 15, 2017. 897 more words