20 Years From Now...

"20 YEARS FROM NOW," Mark Twain said, “you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did.”THIS online journal is dedicated to our next 20 years!

Wednesday, 21 April 2021


It's astonishing that nine l-o-n-g months have passed since my last blog post and if I'm honest, there were moments when I doubted I would ever add another. BUT, I'm here, I'm able, I'm thrilled and ever so grateful to post this update. So let's get to it!

Saturday, 11 July 2020

Summer in the North

Towards the middle of June, Covid19 lockdown and travel restrictions began to ease somewhat across Ontario and so we packed up the van and returned to Elliot Lake on June 24th. 

Cinder Lake

Thursday, 11 June 2020

Spring Has Sprung!

It boggles the mind (well, at least it boggles mine) that another month of staying at home, social distancing, obsessive hand washing and donning face masks to go to the grocery store have passed since my last blog post. 

In some ways those four weeks feel like an eternity, in others they passed as quickly as a blink of an eye at hyper speed. Yet, it's the subtle day-to-day changes that have made the biggest impact upon me this year and pandemic aside, the transition from spring to not-quite-summer has been spectacular. 

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

10 Weeks into the "New Normal"

The past few months have been a game changer and like everyone else we've been staying at home, social distancing, obsessive hand washing and donning homemade face masks to go to the grocery store. 

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

5-Day Housesit With Our REAL Grand-Fur Babies!

Of the many housesits we’ve completed during the past ten years the one we just completed today is extra special for a number of reasons. One, it's the first sit we’ve done for our daughter and son-in-law who live in Massachusetts and two, we spent the past five days with our real grand fur babies, Doug and Walter!

L to R: Walter, Doug