time to relax, cocoon and embrace the good things in life.
We sleep well here at the cottage.
There is a gentle calm pulsing throughout our days...
As we spend a lot of time outside in the fresh air...
dining al fresco, walking, swimming, reading.
These slow days contribute to our well being and we are usually in bed asleep just after 9pm...
we wake and watch the light as it brightens and moves across The Salish Sea.
The bark of the arbutus trees are peeling which reveals a limey green layer under the rich amber colour...these are a feature in our views as we have several of these lovely trees growing at the edge of the sea.
Birds flitter about, gather and sing...
they seem to be drawn to the limbs of these trees.
I read this engaging mystery novel in a day...
a real page turner set on The French Riviera.
You might enjoy it!
The old stove died a few days ago and the general manager was able to order a new one and have it delivered to our small island in a day!
This is quite remarkable and we were very happy as we have no local access to shops and the ferry service is limited.
Local Sea Star Vineyards make excellent award winning wines.
Their Encore is a rich full bodied red wine...
perfect with a BBQ steak, baked potatoes and green beans.
My Fit Bit battery died and I went online to get a replacement and was surprised to learn they are not available!
You are meant to purchase a new FitBit...
well that was a shock,
so I have decided not to replace it.
My husband says I should buy an IWatch but I am reluctant...
I am wearing one of the vintage sterling bangles that I have in my collection...
this one a sweet gift from our darling daughter Jennifer.
Campus Queen from 1968
Fresh halibut, steamed broccoli and wild rice with sauteed mushrooms.
To cook the halibut I dip it in flour, salt and pepper
saute in a wee bit of oil and butter
cook until skin is somewhat brown and fish is white and flaky
squeeze the juice from a fresh lemon overtop and add a tablespoon of capers.
Easy and so flavourful
Read this gem yesterday.
A real binge read..
could not put it down
I am considering re-reading all of the Jane Austin classics.
Am heading to the bookstore today as I have read all the books that I brought for our holiday.
Hope that you are staying safe.
Our Covid case numbers have increased here over the past few weeks.
It is alarming and we continue to keep our "bubble" small.
We wear our masks when we are out in the shops.
Hand washing and sanitizer are used constantly.
Feeling so thankful for the fresh air and sunshine.
The ability to be out safely in nature
soaking in all of the beauty that surrounds us
is soothing during these uncertain times.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~