I'm resisting rushing into anything with too much gusto.
Perhaps it is "Post holiday transition."
Sporadic thoughts of Paris and France linger...
and bubble up when I least expect them, but I encourage and savour the thoughts.
I've been spending time in the house doing the domestics and in the garden weeding and dead heading the roses.
Last week I rewarded myself with a "day off."
I popped into one of my favourite thrift shops and bought a funky necklace.
It looks hand made and I wore it with my black bamboo dress.
It has a definite BoHo vibe.
I decided to vary my walking route and went along the waterfront where I grew up in South Oak Bay.
This little stretch of water is known as McNeil Bay.
A lighthouse on Trial Island is situated quite close...
the whale watching boats go by several times a day as there are pods of resident Orcas living in our waters and those near the US San Juan Islands.
My reward was a delicious lunch!
A tasty veggie cabbage roll in the Olive Olio's cafe in the Cadboro Bay Village...
I sat outside in the sunshine before going to the spa around the corner.
I love Bliss Spa...
it's clean and quiet and off the beaten track.
One relaxes in their waiting room sipping peppermint tea while leafing through magazines.
"This colour is making waves"
Perfect for the boating season which has started up...
Oh but it's not all glamour here...
I dug out "THE GLOVE!"
Do you remember that it makes an appearance every so often?
It's been quite a long time since I featured this accessory and would have probably not thought to focus on it but I received a cheery email from a reader saying that she enjoyed seeing "the glove" and it makes her laugh so without further ado...
The glove came out to the boat with me this weekend.
Big dirty jobs require the assistance of a reliable and handy helper.
Mr. HB and I cleaned the boat from top to bottom and it shines.
Why do I have Twinkle on board you may ask?
Well we have WMF silverware on board...
it might sound a wee bit strange but when we were outfitting our SeaRay Sundancer I was looking for dishes, cutlery, pots and pans as well as towels and pillows and bedding...
the costs were getting out of control and so when I spied this set of silver at the thrift shop for less than the stainless steel at Target I pounced on it.
After a day of work we sat down to a lovely lunch at Sea Glass restaurant at the top of the dock at Van Isle Marina.
The Marina has erected a new sign... our boat is tied up on this dock.
After lunch my BFF and I decided to have our photos taken in front of the Van Isle sign...
we are all celebrating 60 years!
The original Glove debut...
Pepper got into the act...
then she decided to puncture the thumb with her very sharp teeth!
The original glove is long gone.
Thankfully there are many more available...
I've got my heart set on some new pairs of "Playtex Living Gloves" in bright colours.
They are only available in the US so I am thinking a trip to Seattle is in our future...
Can you imagine what the border security will say when I mention the purpose of our trip is to buy Playtex rubber gloves?
Hope you've enjoyed this silly post.
There are quite a few joyous June birthday celebrations in our midst
many people in our lives are struggling with personal issues.
We have friends and family that are seriously ill and there have been a few recent deaths.
Our hearts go out to them in sympathy.
"Laughter is an instant vacation."
~ Milton Berle ~
"There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humour and hurt."
~ Erma Bombeck ~