Gabriola Fall Fair

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Every year in the fall Gabriola has a fair. The day begins with a pan cake breakfast, followed by a parade, some music, dancing, many exhibits, and ending with a fashion show with bargains from the recying depot accessorized by the crafts of local artisans – this is all very entertaining!

Harvest Thyme

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There are many places to stop for coffee on Gabriola. When I’m with my husband he usually chooses Harvest Thyme. He likes their french press method of making coffee and the Gabriola Coffee Company dark roast. Harvest Thyme has a comfortable setting blending natural foods store and healthy choices lunch cafe, with seating both inside… Read more »

Tomatoes, Tomatoes

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We are having a nice warm and dry fall, perfect for tomatoes. Our garden has been a bit neglected due to the new baby and all the visitors. I went out today and picked a large box of tomatoes (I could have picked two) with the promise of lots more to come. After making soup… Read more »

A Birth Day

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Last night my fourth grandchild was born to my younger daughter and her husband. It was a home birth, here on Gabriola Island, with a mid wife and nurse attending. Hard work, but worth it!

Butterfly World

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We wanted to do something different with the children so we decided to take a trip to Butterfly world in Coombs on Vancouver Island. This was a big hit. We saw butterflies on every bush, snapping turtles in the pond, butterflies swarming ripe bananas, and various terrariums with insects and reptiles displayed. There was also… Read more »