This blog is a personal one and it is not one where I discuss politics or world events.
It has come to my attention that many of my readers come here for a "rest"...
a quiet respite from the hectic life that they lead.
It was never my intention to be a radical or significant voice on current affairs.
Dissecting serious issues are not my forte...
this humble blog revolves around family, home and garden...
Things that I know well.
Simple uncomplicated living experienced at it's fullest.
Looking for the finer things in life...
Blogging is a venue for self expression.
Emails and comments from readers are an added bonus...icing on the cake.
Through these communications I feel much more connected to my audience.
I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you all.
Flowers found their way into the Humble Bungalow as a tonic for the grey January daze.
A few days ago Mr. HB and I stopped for brunch at Bridgeman's Bistro at Mill Bay.
The view of the Marina was pretty despite the grey skies overhead.
The bistro was packed!
We sat at the window and sipped our beverages while waiting for our brunch to arrive.
the scenery was calming and serene.
After lunch we perused many antique shops.
We are on the hunt for an arts and crafts mission style small side table
for The Humble Bungalow living room.
Our current table is wobbly and the wood is curved in the middle so it is not very practical.
We have seen one that we like online in Pasadena but it is $450 US and with the added shipping and our low Canadian dollar makes it far too expensive.
We are planning a trip south to Seattle and will look around when we are there...
arts and crafts furniture was only made for a very short period so pieces are often a challenge to find when you do find them they are usually quite pricey.
(supply and demand)
January is the month I dedicate to re-evaluating my health
to focus on my day to day regime.
The annual visit to the doctor revealed that my thyroid medication needed changing...
other than that everything seemed in order, except my weight was up 5 pounds.
After Christmas it did not come as a surprise.
I was eating more sweets and having more cocktails and wine.
With that in mind I am eating much more mindfully and drinking more water.
This article in The Guardian was of interest to me.
I hope that abstaining from alcohol for a few weeks will give my skin a boost and help me shed a few pounds.
Witch hazel blooming a cheery yellow
peeking through a fence on my walk.
Orange witch hazel further along on the same street.
Flowers and blooms are few and far between at this time of year.
Eyeing a pop of colour in my periphery quickly turns my head!
"Did you ear about Van Gogh?"
a putty shade that is a bit edgy and is a neutral shade.
Painting my nails is my newest accessory.
Pavlova on the menu for dessert when our darling daughter and her "kiwi" fiancee came to dinner.
It looks a bit messy but it tasted delicious!
We started with a tomato, bocconcini, and basil salad drizzled with balsamic reduction.
Roast free range organic chicken, scalloped potatoes, vegetables and flaky dinner rolls rounded out the meal.
~ Healthy Focused Eating ~
Breakfasts ~ oats and fruit or yogurt and fruit.
Lunches ~ soup or salad.
Dinners ~ a small amount of protein served with lots of fresh veggies and a salad.
~ Daily Walks ~
This sign hangs on a gate in our neighbourhood
recently seen on my walk...
With so many wonderful bloggers and blogs online
it is with gratitude that I thank you
for stopping by The Humble Bungalow Blog and spending a few minutes here.
Be Well and Be Kind.
Hope that your New Year is off to a healthy Start!