The Esquimalt Lagoon

Esquimalt Lagoon, Victoria, British Columbia

One of our most favourite places to visit when in British Columbia is the Esquimalt Lagoon.  This salt water lagoon by the Royal Roads University is a bird sanctuary for migrating birds and also a wildlife refuge area.

Books by the Bay Mysteries

Books by the Bay mystery series by Ellery Adams

The Books by the Bay mystery series by Ellery Adams introduces the main character of Olivia Limoges and her dog Captain Havilland who live in Oyster Bay in North Carolina.  I did start one last year but just couldn’t get into it properly, perhaps because it wasn’t the first one.

The Fall Five

Fall colours at the Bay of Quinte on October 16, 2016 at

Autumn can be an unpredictable season, and this year it seems that summer weather has stretched out into October.  We had the odd couple of frosty mornings but overall the weather has been wonderful.  Nature has been using all the colours in the crayon box to create spectacular and ‘tree’mendous scenes.

How to Make Shell Candles

making shell candles at

Who can resist picking up shells while at the beach?  I know I can’t and have accumulated quite a lot over the years of collecting.   Then comes the question of what to do with them?

A Long Ways From Home

Sgt. Windflower mystery series by Mike Martin

The fifth book in the Sgt. Windlfower mystery series by Mike Martin, was waiting for me when we got back from British Columbia at the end of September.   This well written series is set in Newfoundland, Canada and Windflower is a sergeant with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

Beatrix Potter Collection

Beatrix Potter books at

Over the years I’ve collected several Beatrix Potter items, both books and pottery.   I’m sharing 4 that I have and 1 that on my wish list.  The classic Beatrix Potter stories originated in 1902 and were written up to 1930.