Saturday, December 31, 2011

Raccoons galore

A few years ago I blogged about Frostie, our yard raccoon. Ever since we started feeding her, Frosty kept coming back, and we found out she lives very near us, under our shed in fact.

Friday, December 09, 2011

It's winter...

What better activity than to read from the Kindle to the Cats?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Spoiled cats live here

Whenever we go away even for a short period, the cats react as if we have been gone for weeks. It's so much fun to come home... we always get such a warm welcome!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

How time flies...

And before you know it... it's mid November! Yesterday we celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary, that too seems like yesterday.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The bare evidence

It's nice to live close to wildlife... but there is a downside too. We had looked forward to pick our plums, they were just getting red, ripe & juicy. But when we got up to get them, every single one was gone... and the tree was ruined. We collected some evidence, and I think we got the culprit... GRR!!!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Smile, you're on camera!

Murray and I are very happy with our home, but we do realize we live in semi-isolation. From the moment we bought this house, we considered installing a video surveillance system.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Oh Oh Canada!

Oh Canada... how I enjoy living here. How much, after almost six years, I still have to learn about how big you are...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bye little feathered friends, till next spring!

As always, it is a sad moment when we have to say goodbye to the little hummers. Not only will be miss their antics, but it is also a sign that summer will end... one day.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Fernando Sor Opus 60 Etude No 17

Today I got a flea up my "pants" to finally record the next Sor piece.

Another Krant article

Once in a while I guest write for the Dutch newspaper for Canadians, De Krant. Last April I wrote an article about phishing, hacking and how we can protect ourselves.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Deer visitors

We had visitors yesterday... Atrus spotted them first. When I came up, I saw him stare intently at something just beneath our kitchen window.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Peace and quiet at last

Peace and quiet at LAST? But don't you live in a piece of paradise? Well, yes we do, except for one tiny thorn.

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Crazy weather! YES that is my winter coat... it was only 12 degrees Celsius this week.

Friday, June 24, 2011


We had an unexpected visitor today... isn't she pretty?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Marshmallows & Mosquitoes

I love living in Creston... it's so pretty and peaceful especially where we live, out in the country. We have the most beautiful view in the world... I'm not exaggerating...

Monday, June 06, 2011

Twin dolls for twin girls

This is the text I wrote to accompany these two dolls that I made.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Removing the lean-to

Murray and I moved to Erickson in 2007. So much has been done to the house already... I know I have provided pictures here and there, but I also know how slack I have been in keeping this blog up-to-date. Sorry!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Retriever dog Atrus

Atrus really thinks he is a retriever dog.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Rotterdam in 1938

Yesterday I received this rare gem: a converted old 16mm film reel of 1938 and later.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Early Hummingbird

We saw them again: our sweet hummingbirds! All winter they spent down South, but now they're back for the summer.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A new computer!

Yippee! After about 8 years, I finally got a new computer.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Born to play music

My Dad was born to play music. In 1956, when he was 18, he became the world champion with his harmonica.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

So much to tell

I don't even know where to begin... Let's start with: I'm in the Netherlands to visit my parents. I have been here for over a week already and will actually be on my way home soon again.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Fernando Sor Opus 60 Etude No 16

Another Sor! In this one I'm trying some new techniques and stuff and things :)

Monday, February 28, 2011

The Geek Speaks

In case people didn't know: I am an utter geek... just ask Mur how I enjoy the computer, gadgets and code.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Fernando Sor Opus 60 Etude No 15

Here is another Sor piece... and this time I took the trouble to learn it by heart - as I should with all pieces really!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Embroidery thread

I got a present... a box full of embroidery thread in every color under the sun.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Fernando Sor Opus 60 Etude No 14

Finally, another recording! Yes, I know... it's been quite a while since my previous Sor piece.

Monday, January 31, 2011

A Surprise Project

I have been busy again on the sewing machine.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Cute and Sad

We live very close to the wildlife around us. Bears, deer, raccoons, wolves, cougars, coyotes etc live right on our property. Sometimes though it makes us feel sad to see the cruelty of nature.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


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