My garden is growing… although not as quickly as so many beautiful gardens I see on blogs and flickr. I can’t help but sometimes wonder if I’m doing something wrong. Of course I realise it has more to do with where I live than anything else. Gardening on the north coast is just another one of those things I’m learning about as I go.


I’m growing beets, kale, chard, peas, garbanzo beans, garlic chives, basil, cilantro, tomatoes, tomatillos and various flowers and medicinal herbs.


Last weekend Lily excitedly went in a soapbox race. She was a lot smaller than most of the other drivers but that never got in her way. Her face was never without a smile the whole time she was in that pink flaming car.

Soap Box Race

... and she's off!

I’m in love with my new bike that finally came last week.¬†It’s a Kona Lisa Road and super fast and light. I often feel like I’m flying. I have much to learn about road riding but with Cam’s help I’ll learn quickly. I’m looking forward to adding a regular riding routine to my time.


This seems to be a slow time of year for a lot of bloggers, which I’m actually kind of grateful for. I don’t get on the computer as much these days so it’s nice to not be overwhelmed with reading when I do get the chance. That said, I have a lot I want to blog about. Some of it seems like too much time has past to take the time to write about it but then I remember that blogging for me is in part a journal for myself.

I hope you all are having a wonderful spring/ pre-summer like we are!

2 Responses to This and That

  1. Natalie says:

    My garden is really slow this year too. It’s the weather. Last year it was just so hot and sunny, my garden did great. But all the rain and cold this year has done terrible things for my garden. Hang in there, it will all start growing as soon as summer officially starts ;)

  2. Debbie says:

    I hear ya on the garden front. Most of our stuff is struggling along. Things started fast – but then it got cool again and now things have slowed right down. Not to mention all the rain we’ve been getting. It’s not helping. So, no, it’s not you. It’s just the way it is. Beautiful Canadian Summers. xo

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