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Darkest Before the Dawn

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~ Darkest Before the Dawn by Mike Martin is the seventh book in the Sgt. Windflower series set in Newfoundland, Canada. The series is about Winston Windflower, an RCMP officer, who is stationed in Grand Banks, Newfoundland.  It is not just a mystery book centered in the police office but a book that shares the quiet side of Winston.   You will love reading about his family, his pets, his friends, his co-workers, and the people he encounters in his life away from his job.   The unsolved break ins in Grand Bank, ghostly apparitions, and unexplained deaths are part
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The English Kitchen

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~ I’ve had a new recipe book to preview from The English Kitchen.  I’m originally from England, moved here to Canada in 1956 with my parents.  We came across the Atlantic on the Queen Elizabeth and entered through Ellis Island, New York, USA and then took the train to Canada.  My Canadian husband has English connections as his mother was from England and was a War Bride to his Canadian army father.  During our married life we have lived both sides of the ocean, and two of our three daughters were born in England.  We are a family of dual
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A Tangled Web

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Recently I finished the latest Mike Martin book, A Tangled Web, which was the 6th in the Sgt Windflower mystery series.   Mike is a Canadian author, born in Newfoundland and now living in Ottawa.  Sgt. Winston Windflower, a Cree from northern Alberta, is an RCMP officer stationed in Grand Bank, Newfoundland. Before starting A Tangled Web I re-read the first 5 books to reacquaint me with the story, characters and location. It feels like getting reacquainted with good friends.  I have thoroughly enjoyed this series and would highly recommend it to you. At the end of the last book Winston
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Moving Right into August

Categories: Books, Crafty's Projects, The Garden 2017, and Vegetables.

  Another month has made it’s appearance.  The weather has been changeable – from hot and humid days, to wet and windy ones.  The garden either needs watering or it is water logged with rain! The beans did amazingly well and I’ve picked lots and lots.  We’ve had several dinners and I’ve frozen lots for the winter.  They came in all shapes and sizes, each with their own taste. But no matter the colour or shape when they were chopped up and put in the steamer they all looked kind of similar.  The different varieties are labelled above if you
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Crochet Projects on the Go

Categories: Books, Crochet, and Patterns.

Winter brings cold and stormy weather and not as much outside time, but it does mean more time for the hooks and needles to come out. It is hard to have just one project on the go, so here are a couple of yarn projects on the go this week. One will be another ‘purse’onality bag for my collection.  This is my favourite bag pattern and so easy to work on.  It doesn’t take much time to complete one of the squares needed to make the bag. To go with my new winter coat, this one is all black. This pattern is
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Thoughts and Getting Some New ‘Purse’onality

Categories: Books and Crochet.

As September starts the garden is beginning to wind down … lots of veggies picked and eaten, lots of blooms finished and some seeds collected and plans for moving some plants to other spots for next year are in the works.  I’m finding I’ve a bit more time for yarn and books. I’ve just finished off Murder on a Midsummer Night, #17 in the Miss Fisher Mysteries by Kerry Greenwood.  I’m ready to start the 3rd book in the Kate Shackleton mysteries, Murder in the Afternoon, by Frances Brody. I’ve finally got a new bag on the hook to add
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