Blustery Gabriola Day

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What to do on a blustery and wet day on Gabriola? Head to Mad Rona’s for a warm up hot chocolate and a book. While our youngest daughter celebrated with friends at a birthday party our 7 year old daughter asked to go out for a hot chocolate so she could curl up on the… Read more »

McNab’s Corn Maze Day Trip

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This past Saturday we had the pleasure of visiting McNab’s Corn Maze and pumpkin patch which has become an almost yearly occurence. The weather held for us with peeks of sun here are there and no rain. The kids and their friends worked their way through the maze finding all 4 of the stations along… Read more »

Here Comes the Sun

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Very appropriate for the season, ‘Here Comes the Sun’, was the name of the year end performances put on by the Gabriola Dance School. Dancers aged 3 to 18 entertained appreciative audiences of family and friends in the Phoenix Auditorium on Gabriola. The theme was spring and the costumes ranged from adorable to elegant. Dancing strawberries, waltzing… Read more »

Herring on Gabriola

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Yesterday after we picked the kids up from school a friend and I took a group of 7 kids down to Orlebar Point in the Berry Point area to catch a good look at nature hard at work. The herring are running and the beaches and surrounding waters are full of Fishing boats, herring eggs,… Read more »

Kale…who would have guessed

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We were at a going away party for a friend last night, pot-luck of course.  We love pot-lucks because everybody always makes their best dish and you are able to feast on wonderful food until we are stuffed. Robyn made Kale Chips, something we have recently been making for our families regularly and can report… Read more »