Monday, December 17, 2012

Leonito - his first week

Don't get me wrong, we love all our cats to bits, but our Little Lion is really taking over the house! It doesn't matter what activity we're involved in, he's got to be right in the middle.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Little Leonito is home!

Our sweet Abyssinian kitten Leonito arrived by plane on Thursday. Murray had travelled to Cranbrook the day before, because the roads can be tricky this time of the year! It's a good thing he did, it was snowing almost all the way back to Creston.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012


It's been a while since I recorded my guitar on Youtube, but I have certainly not given up on playing! Here is a little traditional piece called "Gato" (Cat in Spanish).

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Introducing: Leonito

In one of my previous blog posts, I mentioned that we happened to stumble upon a kitten - which of course did not happen in the end.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Our trip to Toronto - day 7

Well, what is there to say about a last day of a vacation that is spent traveling? Airports are such boring places... except when we are traveling.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Our trip to Toronto - day 6

Yesterday the weather started to change, it was raining in the evening. Not that we were complaining, it was predicted all week and only now did it actually happen. We were preparing ourselves for a wet and gloomy day. We would be pleasantly surprised, but I am getting ahead of my story.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Our trip to Toronto - day 5

Another busy day in Toronto, hard to believe our vacation is already halfway over, there is so much we'd still like to see! Today we visited Chinatown, one of the largest Chinese populations outside of China.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Our trip to Toronto - day 4

Only our second full day in Toronto, and it felt like we have been here forever! In the morning we went for a walk in Queen's Park and the University of Toronto campus, both grand places.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Our trip to Toronto - day 3

Our first full day in Toronto! In the morning, we went up the CN Tower. The weather forecast was not too good for the rest of the week, so we thought we'd take advantage while the view was still clear.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Our trip to Toronto - day 2

We stayed overnight in Calgary, so we could rise bright and early the next morning to get the 8:00 flight to Toronto.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Our trip to Toronto - day 1

Murray and I shared several years together in bliss, in fact in November we celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary. We have been busy ever since, but one thing we have not done yet: go on vacation.

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Good news and bad news equals... no news

First I'll share the good news... which is actually bad news... which means I have no news at all! No, no, it's not a riddle, in fact it'll become quite clear what I mean in this very paragraph.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Whoa, time really flies!

I can't believe how much time has passed since I last posted. But in all truth, not much has happened this summer, except perpetual sunshine, good weather (we are all still walking around in short sleeves), enjoying the outdoors, and hard work in and around the house.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

And before you know it...

A whole month has passed by! I haven't had much news to share though, life goes on - in a good way :) Not much has happened lately, except I did some travelling and came back with yet another guitar.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Into each life...

Some rain must fall, but too much is falling in ours! Unbelievable, it is almost mid June, which should mean hot, sunny summer days, but we have none of that.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Visit from Regina

I don't usually blog about our visitors, but of course I have to make an exception whey they are "Foreign Vacationers"!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Canadians, eh?

From now on, Murray and I will have to start saying "eh?" after every sentence. Why? Because... it is the Canadian way! Yes, this morning we both became citizens, eh?

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Another day in the life

What have the Burnses been busy with lately? Here a little update.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Raving Loomatic

One thing my dear Momma never attempted to teach me was any love of sewing, knitting, embroidery, crochet and other needlework.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

A trip to Calgary - part 3

The morning of the stress(ful) test had finally arrived. For weeks Murray had been excited about it, worried silly and hardly slept.

Friday, March 30, 2012

A trip to Calgary - part 2

Ignoring the sound of the continuous stream of traffic from the highway, and already used to the smell of engine fumes, we settled ourselves for the night. "Goodnight darling," "G'night love", and we snuggled our ears into our pillows.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

A trip to Calgary - part 1

We had seen it coming for a little while... at least two members of our family were in need of a little maintenance.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Our library floor

It's been a while since I posted about our house renovations... but ever since we moved here, Murray has been working hard to create a gorgeous place, especially in the basement.

Monday, March 12, 2012


Murray has a new toy! It arrived today... miniature bagpipes for in house.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Liona Boyd in Cranbrook

Well, the past two days have been really special to Murray and myself... we went to a dear friend's performance in Cranbrook yesterday evening.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

March update

Wow it's March already, time for a little update. It is still winter, although we really can't complain this year.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Blog Book

Murray and I decided to celebrate the first six years of the rest of eternity we plan to spend together... by publishing this blog so far as a book.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Spoiled women

Did I ever mention that Murray spoils me rotten? Well, he does. I get coffee in bed every morning, so I get to read the news on my tablet or laptop in sheer luxury.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

I guess it's slippery out there

While I was downstairs, playing a duet with our cat Atrus...

Friday, January 20, 2012

Such a small world

Sometimes I can't believe what a small world we live in.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Sew cute

A few days ago I decided to get my sewing machine out. I wanted to create a clothes pegs bag in the form of a little dress.