Year of the Cantaloupe

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After many years of trying to grow melons with very little luck this year has seen a marked difference! We now have a greenhouse and currently have 5 good sized cantaloupes ripening for our enjoyment. We also have a volunteer melon in the garden of unknown variety that currently has 2 good sized fruit on… Read more »

Tofino Trip

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We were extremely fortunate last week to have been able to head over to Tofino for 3 days with the kids and friends. We stayed in 3 small and cozy cabins located at Crystal Cove Resort and because of it being the slow season we got a fabulous deal on our accommodation. We spent one… Read more »

Sensational

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That is how I describe this summer. More than a month of blue skies, no rain, hot (but not too hot) days and cool nights. Sensational!

Christmas is in the air on Gabriola…

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go! Gabriola was graced or cursed depending on who you are by a little dump of snow last night. It was beautiful dropping the kids at school this morning seeing kids sledding, building snowmen and being giddy. We also had the joy of watching the… Read more »

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 »