Category Archives: Life in the country

Out running the mosquitoes 


This morning I’m updating Westlakemusings using my iphone.  Forgive me a thousands sins.  I never would have imagined writing a whole blog on my little phone but what are my options?  Wait until I’m home in August?   I’m currently camping … Continue reading

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New green


A sure sign of spring is a solarium filled with little green sprouts.  The season is on.  These days I am busy patting down soil mixture, misting baby sprouts or transplanting to larger pots once the first leaves appear. Starting a garden … Continue reading

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Planning a Summer of Awesomeness


The summer of 2015 is going to be amazing.  Warren and I are so looking forward to hitting the road and heading west.  We will be away for at least ten weeks, visiting friends in Haidi Gwaii and family in Kamloops and … Continue reading

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The new fireplace


The new fireplace project started when we decided to do something with our crumbling brick chimney.  Living in an 1852 brick house requires continuous upkeep.  The mortar cracks.  The old brick crumbles.  Of particular concern was outside chimney.  It required rebuilding with … Continue reading

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2014 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,900 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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A gray West Lake morning


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Catching up


Hi. I’m back.  The wild child of summer is finally settling down again. I know it was very selfish of me to just take off like that. At first I was avoiding telling you some bad/sad news. Then company started … Continue reading

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Happy Canada Day


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Learning to walk again


Gosh it is a glorious time of the year. Everything is fresh; bursting with colour and thriving. Last week I looked across the road and marvelled at the perfectly spaced rows of baby corn sprouts. Today the field is all … Continue reading

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Barn Quilts and Other Distractions


I thought I would share with you some of the distractions I cooked up this winter when I was house-bound and limited to a wheel chair. Imagine for a moment you were in my shoes. The surgeon has told you … Continue reading

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