Category Archives: outdoors


A knee injury, a baby, and a transcontinental move later, I am running again, people! Once a week, there is nothing between me and 10 km of dirt road in the mountains. Me, dust, heat and flowers, towering peaks, a … Continue reading

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outdoor magic

It had been a rough morning, the day of our weekly hike up the mountain reserve. We had all been sick, I got up late, the kids were in each other’s hair all morning. It was about all I could … Continue reading

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winter break

Cederberg mountains, heart-mountains.Land of red rock and chilly fresh amber water.Sage brush, endless stillness, sky beyond-reason-blue. Glorious desolation. Grateful for the soul food!

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why don’t I do it more often / beach time

After a fabulous impromptu feast a while back I was wondering why I don’t do the simple things that make joy more often. And then I baulk and find a million reasons in my head not to go when my … Continue reading

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When we came to this island five years ago, it was hard to call the rocky, log strewn shore a beach. What do you mean you’re going to the beach? But now we will really miss the black pebbles, the … Continue reading

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rock rocks!

Yeah, we love rocks. Collecting them. Throwing them. Teething on them.   Climbing them best of all. Gorgeous rock at Skaha Bluffs. Camping across the lake. Happy little camper! From the bluffs … Sisters. Lunch! Little guy trekking along the … Continue reading

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wee winter walk

Seriously, folk, there is nothing that is as good for the kids as getting outside in all seasons. Grows their brains, bodies, spirits. And there are few things I enjoy as much myself – it is like a mini holiday.  … Continue reading

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