Advantages of pole hiking are it takes about 30% of our body weight and raises the cardio quicker than walking without poles.
Spent a delightful evening at the local library (Sidney/North Saanich) listening to published and unpublished writers. The key speaker following the various works was poet and award winning novelist Pamela Porter. Not only was it a great experience listening to her read, but following the reading of her work Pamela spoke about the craft of writing. Here are my gleanings from this talk.
As the world turns digital it leaves many small cinemas’ going the way of the Dodo bird; but in this race to stay current and keep the experience of movie going as a community event there is one rising star.
It was early morning and still dark. The wind was at gale force and howling. She was testy today and grabbed the power lines wrapping them around a tree at the head of the driveway.
Many have seen the articles in the Canadian press regarding Vincent Gabriel Kirouac. He is our Canadian Knight errant traveling across the vast expanse of Canada in his knightly garb riding his gentle steed Coeur-de-Lion (Lionheart).
In the first article we looked at Julie Carter’s work training stock dogs at Meadow Oak farm. We discovered that successful stock training is about relationship and co-operation. It is the partnership between dog and trainer that makes for successful herding. Now we will look at the details of how this teamwork is achieved. This […]
From our ringside seats at the Deep Cove Market on the Saanich Peninsula in British Columbia, Canada we watch these amazing border collies do what they were born to do: work. It is a wonderful dance between the sheep and the dogs as choreographed by the trainer. The field is set with small white hurdles called […]
Valentine’s Day, as corny as it may sound, is my wedding anniversary. I figured with all the hearts and cupids around at that time of year my husband was bound to remember it. Sorry to disappoint all you romantics out there this was not a sentimental gesture, but a totally practical one on my part. […]
Sometimes it takes a newcomer to the Island to remind us how awesome our community really is. When we live here long enough our island paradise can be taken for granted and we can all too easily forget the Oooh Ahhh factor. You know, like when we were kids at the fireworks and we would […]
True love is neither a fairy tale romance nor a block buster chick flick. Moira Gardener reflects on what happens when prince charming dismounts his steed and shares with us everything she has learned about love.