Opening Night

Posted by & filed under Food, Gabriola Living, Healthy Eating, Holidays and Special Events.

Saturday was opening night for Woodfire Pizza and Pasta located at the new Madrona Marketplace and we had a reservation and high hopes. We were not disappointed! Each of us ordered a different 10″ pizza, some with unusual but very tasty toppings, shared a couple of tomato salads, washed down with a sleeve of beer and… Read more »

Canada Day

Posted by & filed under Buy Local, family life, Food, Healthy Eating, Shopping on Gabriola.

There was live music today at the Village Shopping Center. We were there to shop for this afternoon’s get together with our friends and family. We stopped at the Village Liquor Store and then on to the Village Food Market. I love our grocery store, it is open every day except Christmas and always well stocked with… Read more »

Cathedral Grove

Posted by & filed under Camping on Vancouver Island, Daytripping on Vancouver Island, family life, Flora and Fauna, Gulf Island Lifestyle, Holidays and Special Events, Kids, West Coast Living.

This past weekend my husband and I had a couple of days off and met up with some friends from Vancouver and camped at the Living Forest campground in Nanaimo.  We spent one of the days with them and our girls heading up to Coombs and continuing on to Cathedral Grove (MacMillan Provincial Park).  The… Read more »

Birthday Weekend

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What a lovely day for a birthday, Saturday was warm and sunny and the scent of wild roses was in the air.  All 12 of us (6 adults, 4 children and 2 dogs) convened in the rec room for birthday cake and ice cream and then we gathered in the garden to enjoy the last rays of… Read more »