A Fishy Tale

I was recently asked to be interviewed online by a tropical fish enthusiast acquaintance of mine, for his Facebook aquarium group. He was doing a collection of group member profiles. I have been in the fish hobby and business since I was 11 or 12 years old, and was happy to participate. I thought I’dContinue reading “A Fishy Tale”

Happy Hallowe’en

Also known as Samhain, All Hallow’s Eve, or All Saints Eve. It is celebrated on October 31st in many countries around the world. It is associated with pumpkin carving, trick or treating, scary movies and ghost stories. But what is it really? Where did it come from? The ancient Celts celebrated a Pagan festival theyContinue reading “Happy Hallowe’en”

Friday Funny

Alexa (R), You Crack Me Up! It’s been awhile since I did one of these. Not that my life doesn’t have humour in it. Living with two kittens provides loads of funny moments. But this morning, it was Amazon’s Alexa that was a source of entertainment for me. I recently purchased the Echo Dot, afterContinue reading “Friday Funny”

A Few Things I’ve Learned In Scotland

People are friendly and obliging. If you ask for directions, and your destination isn’t too far, don’t be surprised if the person offers you a lift. Roundabouts can be scary! And if you’re taking driving lessons, you can be dang sure your instructor is going to make you drive around at least one of them!Continue reading “A Few Things I’ve Learned In Scotland”

Who Has The Nicest Butt? (Artistically Speaking…)

Social Media can either be useful and educational, or totally annoying and useless. But you can be guaranteed a laugh on a regular basis. I don’t even remember how I found this page, but it was definitely a link from one of the social media channels. Whether or not you have an appreciation for art,Continue reading “Who Has The Nicest Butt? (Artistically Speaking…)”

“Let Your Inner Light Shine” A Message From The Fireflies

Also known as “lightning bugs”, fireflies are actually a nocturnal variety of soft-bodied beetle. There are over 2000 species worldwide, and they are found on every continent except Antarctica. Did you know that not all fireflies glow as an adult, but they all do in their larval stage – fascinating! They also spend most ofContinue reading ““Let Your Inner Light Shine” A Message From The Fireflies”

Musical Monday: Presenting The Didgeridoo

I was first introduced to the didgeridoo (or didge, for short) many moons ago, while working for a fun store called Green Earth, that used to sell imported products from around the world. The store also had an extensive CD collection of world music, including the Putumayo Collection. But my absolute favourites were anything thatContinue reading “Musical Monday: Presenting The Didgeridoo”

Growing Basil

I love growing herbs. Most are fairly easy, they grow quickly, and my favourite part, they make our food tasty! One of my all-time faves is Basil. This is such a versatile and easy to grow herb. Its leaves can be eaten whole, chopped or ground. I love adding basil to any dish with tomatoes.Continue reading “Growing Basil”

Houseplant Care 101: Spider Plants

Houseplants are lovely. They can brighten up and decorate a room, clean the air, and make a home feel well, more “homey”. But we either love them or hate them! Some people are amazing green thumbs! They could make anything grow, anywhere. But some of us seem to kill plants just by looking at themContinue reading “Houseplant Care 101: Spider Plants”

Flowers For Hummingbirds

A few days ago, I wrote a piece about butterflies. Today I’d like to feature my other jeweled favourite, hummingbirds. I always feel privileged when these little beauties pay me a visit. Here in Southern Ontario, we usually only have one variety of hummingbird visit us, and that is the Rubythroat, although I have heardContinue reading “Flowers For Hummingbirds”