Painting the month away…

  As I was putting away the Christmas decorations, I spied the paint cans and brushes on an adjacent shelf and thought, "No time like the present."  I started off in the front hallway by painting the interior side of my front door and the front hall closet.  Before the doors were an almost "black"… Continue reading Painting the month away…

It’s Hollywood…

The HOLLYWOOD sign...with a life of its own, a symbol of the Hollywood film industry representing The Golden Age of Hollywood...has stood on the side of Mount Lee, in the Hollywood Hills, since 1923.  Originally intended as an advertisement for a real estate developer, the sign read HOLLYWOODLAND,  and was to stay up for only… Continue reading It’s Hollywood…

Celebrate A New Beginning…

  Turning the page on the past year often leaves me in a melancholy mood...why I'm not so sure... In years past, New Year's Eve was marked by a sparkly, elaborate party with good friends, an occasion to bring out your best party dress (that hopefully still fit after all the Christmas indulgences) and your… Continue reading Celebrate A New Beginning…

Joyeux Noel…

        I'm sure most of you are running on high (caffeine or whatever other vices you may indulge in!) just to get all the last minute preparations done ... the gift shopping, wrapping and, the worst of all,  the grocery run.  The lineups, the scramble for a parking spot and that nagging… Continue reading Joyeux Noel…

The Winter Garden…at Christmas

This garden is definitely a Winter Wonderland.    I can only imagine how many miles of lights that have been used in this garden. The hedges in my front garden are topped with (many) mini lights casting a soft, warm glow.  I'm not sure what I will do when these old-fashioned clear mini lights are no… Continue reading The Winter Garden…at Christmas

“O Christmas Tree”…

Bringing cut evergreen boughs indoors over the winter months goes back to the ancient Egyptians and Romans who were convinced that the fresh greens kept evil spirits and illness away.   Believing this to be a pagan celebration,  it took centuries for religious leaders to accept the tradition of setting up a Christmas tree.  German… Continue reading “O Christmas Tree”…

These are a few of my favourite things…

  "Brown paper packages tied up with strings."   Over the past couple of weeks,  I have been pestering my grandsons for their Christmas lists.  Two are teenagers, and one is an almost teenager, and it's most important to me to get just the right gifts...no disappointments from Mimi on Christmas morning! I was wondering… Continue reading These are a few of my favourite things…

Escape from “Toxic”…

I wasn't surprised when I read that the Oxford Dictionary has deemed "toxic" as the 2018  word of the year.  I'll admit that I have allowed myself to get caught up in all the negativity that is dominating every aspect of our lives.  Whether it is the highly polarizing political climate or the wrath of… Continue reading Escape from “Toxic”…

Hotel Therapy…

  I'm sure that many of you will agree that getting to a travel destination doesn't have the glamour it once had.  Being at the airport two hours before your plane leaves just to make sure you get through security in time to board your plane on time usually means getting up in the middle… Continue reading Hotel Therapy…