Murchie’s, Since 1894

Murchie's tea store in Victoria, BC

Did you ever enter a store and know right away you will really enjoy it?   The sights and smells as we entered Murchie’s was amazing.   This is a tea/coffee store in Victoria, British Columbia.   If only my suitcases weren’t already brimming over I would of bought lots of things.

Back in Ontario

from the plane window travelling to BC at craftygardener.ca

It has been awhile since I’ve shared any posts as we have been visiting our family in beautiful British Columbia.   The weather was gorgeous while we were there, only 1 real day of rain and a few early morning sprinkles.

Winging it to British Columbia

travelling by train and plane to British Columbia

By the time you read this I’ll be finishing the packing and last minute details and by early week we’ll be heading for the airport to board a plane to British Columbia.  We are off to visit our family out there and take in more wonderful sights and create more wonderful memories of time with our…

Crowned and Dangerous

A Royal Spyness Mystery by Rhys Bowen

The Royal Spyness mystery series by Rhys Bowen has been one of my favourite reads.  The latest book, Crowned and Dangerous, takes off where the previous book finished with Darcy and Georgie heading to Gretna Green to get married.

The Tea Time Tree

the tea time tree at craftygardener.ca

Saylor House, built around 1875 is a wonderful cafe in Bloomfield, Ontario with a lot of history.  Walking down the driveway takes you to the cafe in what was originally the drive shed.  Here you can sit and enjoy your meal inside or out on the deck or at one of the several tables in the garden.

Zucchini Bread

zucchini bread at craftygardener.ca

It’s that time of the year when zucchini are starting to be plentiful in the garden, though this year I will be relying on the farmers markets and farm road side stands as I don’t think the garden crop will be as good due to the drought we have been having.