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Here we go again….

January 1st, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

January 1st, 2018 - It's a bit of a ritual, a tradition, though I don't much go in for traditions as a general rule..... but I always try to find a cherry blossom on January 1st to share with my best and dearest friend, I don't think she really ever appreciates the effort though. :) So [...]

2017 – Hit the Eject Button

December 30th, 2017|Just Thinking|

Year’s end. It’s that time again. Some years I hate the end of the year, other years I’m happy to look back over it. This year seems to fall in the former category rather than the latter. It’s not that anything particularly bad happened in my life this year, in fact I’d say that life [...]

Kryptonite

December 27th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

Shoes and bags, these are my kryptonite. I have a hard time resisting a nice leather bag, particularly when they are Fair Trade manufactured and ethically sourced materials. Like these lovelies, found in a little shop called Kasandy | Globally Local, in a mall across the street from where I work. Everything is Fair Trade [...]

And so I ask you….

December 25th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

....."When you eat your Smarties, do you eat the red ones last? Do you suck them very slowly, or crunch them very fast? Eat those candy-coated chocolates, but tell me when I ask, when you eat your Smarties, do you eat the red ones last?" I’m dating myself there….. Only one more photo to go [...]

Merry Christmas

December 24th, 2017|Just Thinking|

Our neighbourhood becomes parking chaos at this time of year; we live two blocks away from the Capilano Suspension Bridge and they put on one heck of an amazing light display in the forest and on the bridge across the river. People come from all across the Lower Mainland to see it. And even though [...]

Burning the Midnight Oil

December 17th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

This entire weekend was spent on a marathon of marking, I barely got off the computer or off the couch. Thirty two term papers to get through, and thirty two final exams. I got through the term papers at last, and thought I had another full day to work on the exams, until I realized [...]

Art of Spice

December 12th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

Last year I went to the Make-It Craft Fair and saw a fabulous necklace that I fell in love with. I didn’t buy it because it wasn’t inexpensive. This year the artist was back and she had another iteration of the same bronze cast star anise. I still loved it. This time I didn’t not [...]

Caught in the Act

December 11th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

I had never heard of Elf on the Shelf until last Christmas when I was having a conversation with the manager of the engineering group. I have no idea how it came up, he was probably talking about his young son and how Elf on the Shelf was getting a little R-Rated around his house [...]

A Visit to Lee Valley Tools

December 10th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

Lee Valley Tools is a bad store. A very, very, bad store. Because it’s hard to not spend too much money on too many things that I didn’t know I didn’t need. I rarely come out of there unscathed. Today I went to pick up a single item for a Secret Santa gift exchange later [...]

Foggy Days

December 10th, 2017|Just Thinking|

I was out at UBC on Friday for some meetings; one with IT regarding a new platform my online courses are being moved to, one with a Faulty member over some compensation discussions, and the last with a former colleague regarding a research grant proposal I started out offering to help facilitate sample acquisition for, [...]