Category - For the Joy of It

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Zara’s Tree

Visitors to our garden often comment on how nice the little Japanese maple is that’s planted in our lawn. It’s particularly interesting because the colour of its leaves always...

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Roadsigns

While driving home from western Pennsylvania recently, John and I made a stop at a produce stand. As John checked out the cucumbers, the proprietor started chatting to me and mentioned...

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Social Skills

Dan and I are frequently being told we should be using social media to help grow our business, and we think it is good advice. Unfortunately, leveraging social media doesn’t come...

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Twelfth Night

We are putting away our Christmas decorations because tomorrow is the 12th day of Christmas. John reminded me that it is bad luck to keep decorations up beyond January 6th (this rule seems...

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Tini Glasses x 6

Before leaving Cape Cod last week we paid a visit to a favourite thrift store. The one in Eastham where you are apt to be charged more when you buy less (see October 1, 2012 posting Weekend...

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Will x 6

Will invited us to his 6th birthday party at “Granny’s Beach House” on Cape Cod. Two days before the party we still didn’t have an idea for a present. By our estimation, Will had...

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Island Adventures

In order to join John in New Hampshire the other weekend, Jack and I spent nearly 5 hours together on the road. It seemed like a lot of travel time for what would be a short visit. Once we...