The Reason for the Season!

I haven’t written in a while, as Christmas is fast approaching and I find knitting and typing to be mutually exclusive activities. But knitting is on hold for now; I have to take a few minutes to share with you this lovely little Christmas moment… (Zander 😉 The other day I had a little four-year…

Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

First of all, I must give credit to the creator of this great recipe. (see above 😉 And now, let me tell you that these are easily the very best cinnamon rolls we have ever tasted. When I started to prepare the dough for these yummy treats, I hadn’t really read the recipe through. I…

Gummies!

Two words; game changer. I have to be honest; when it comes to working up enthusiasm for making food- for myself- nah. I have become more aware of this flaw and I’ve also been forced to make some inroads here while trying out somewhat extreme measures with healing diets for some gut health issues. I…

Destination Unknown.

Have you ever read a book that should be terrifying, but generally isn’t, because of the author’s treatment of the subject? This Cold-War mystery novel was published in 1954, and does not feature either Hercule Poirot or Miss Jane Marple, so it’s a little different than most of the Agatha Christie novels I’ve read. Instead,…

The False Prince

My 12-year old niece, Hayley loves to read as much as her Aunty Leah does… This fall, she put her head together with another aunt, and came up with a bright idea; a family book club. We are a family of bibliophiles, and while we dont live near to each other, we have the lovely…

Back to school.

As our house remains on the market, and we find ourselves still here in Pincher Creek, I have the opportunity to do some Educational Assistant work at the elementary school down the hill. I used to work there, filling in for an ill school librarian years ago while my children were still attending school there….

South Riding.

When I read Vera Brittain’s autobiographical book about the impact of World War One on her generation, I met another literary figure I liked right away… Winifred Holtby. She became Vera’s closest friend and another literary woman of her age. Naturally, I had to read some of her writing. My friendly local librarians managed to…

Closed Casket.

Last week I read another of Agatha Christie’s Poirot follow-on novels, by Sophie Hannah. I can see why the estate/ family of the ‘queen of crime’ appreciates- and authorizes- this author’s literary offerings. https://sophiehannah.com/more-poirot/ I don’t know how many of Agatha Christie’s own books I’ve devoured, but there are never enough of them, are there?…

The House Of Unexpected Sisters

    Do you ever find a literary character so well-written that s/he seems almost as real to you as an actual person? Do you ever miss ‘spending time with’ this figment of some intrepid author’s imagination? As I mentioned a few days ago, I went to the library to pick up a copy of…

Pincher Creek. (just found this draft from summer)

I am currently (very punny 😉 in the creek. Sitting on a rock, midstream, dipping my toes in the barely cool water as it flows all around me. It’s so sunny and hot that the gentle breeze is barely enough to refresh me; hence the toe-dipping. I removed my feet for the first time, rather…