|February 2015 Goose Spit Comox|
Monday, February 23, 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
|Happiness is Buddy Chewing On a Stick In The Sunshine|
Buddy is such a lovely dog - we are so happy we got him. We are trying to let him be a true dog versus a fru fru house only dog. As you can see here, he fully enjoys sunshine, the yard, and chewing on sticks. This is a very short post because it is late Friday night but I wanted to share something I saw today. When we first got Buddy I found 100 biodegradable puppy poop bags at Wallyword for 99 cents. I thought it was a reasonably good deal so I bought them. Dollarama costs about $1.50 for the same.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
|Back patio of happiness|
When we visualized our life on Vancouver Island back when it was in the planning stages five years ago it went something like this:
-mortgage free cozy home within a short drive to the beach
-self-employed and make enough income to live the kind of life we want which includes taking time off when we want
-truck (to cart boat and dog to the beach)
-have enough money to travel somewhere new at least once per year
That vision changed slightly over the years. Our home in Alberta had been paid off but was way too big and felt more like a boat anchor than a cozy home. Plus, we had far too much money tied up in one asset.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
|Sunset on Quadra Island July 2014|
Friday, February 13, 2015
|Come on Mom, you know you want to play.|
Saturday, February 7, 2015
If you are currently experiencing tons of snow and cold temperatures I feel for you. February always felt like such a long way away from Spring when we lived in Alberta. Here on Vancouver Island we are experiencing a lot of rain which is our typical winter. We have had no snow which is unusual, it usually snows at least once a year.
Monday, February 2, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015
|Pedestrian only street in Lisbon, Portugal|
I wanted to share a couple of unseen pictures from our April trip to Portugal to help me get through the January blahs. We traveled last April and if you weren't reading this blog at that time there are a lot more pictures of our trip posted in the months of April and May on this blog - just go to the blog archives on the left sidebar. It seems like years since that trip but it was only 9 months ago. It was a fabulous trip and I highly recommend anyone who wants to travel a reasonably priced place in Europe with friendly warm people, tons of history and great scenery to go to Portugal. We plan to return some day, perhaps with a combination trip to Spain which we have not seen yet and possibly to other parts of the country.