James Bay Coffee & Books

My father taught me that in every city, a used bookstore is waiting to be explored! Traveling to Victoria, British Columbia a few weeks ago, I was delighted to discover James Bay Coffee and Books located at 143 Menzies Street. I invite you to visit this remarkable treasure house of books with me! A townContinue reading “James Bay Coffee & Books”

At the Highland Games ScotFestBC

“It’s said the Highland Games originate from Ireland in 2000 BC and that they crossed the water to Scotland with the fourth and fifth century migrations of the Scotti into Dalriada (Argyll) and beyond. Scotland.org The Highland Games is one of Scotland’s oldest and most treasured traditions. It is a celebration of Scottish and CelticContinue reading “At the Highland Games ScotFestBC”

Voices of The Air at the Abkhazi Garden

“Their garden became the focus of their own artistic creativity.  Working with a magnificent site, they chose to explore its possibilities; not be stifled by its limitations…  Later in life Peggy would admit that “the garden became our child.” The Land Conservancy The Abkhazi Garden is known as The Garden that Love Built.  The storyContinue reading “Voices of The Air at the Abkhazi Garden”

Celebrating National Hat Day 2022

National Hat Day was celebrated on January 15, 2022. There was a time when no one left their homes without a hat. Over the decades hats have made a slow descent from their peak in the late 1920’s. The usual explanation for the decline is associated with the introduction of public transit and cars. TheseContinue reading “Celebrating National Hat Day 2022”

Ghostly Encounters

In our travels to Victoria, British Columbia, the Bent Mast becomes our go-to place for there is always a warm welcome.  Did you know that The Bent Mast, this House has ghostly encounters? In my experience, I have found that unusual paranormal activities are best experienced before breakfast, in the morning light, rather than inContinue reading “Ghostly Encounters”

Craigdarroch Castle

Our first visit to Craigdarroch Castle was in 1978. Over the years, we have returned to the “Castle” many times to feel a sense of history. There are many stories held safe within these walls. Robert Dunsmuir, a wealthy coal baron, wanted a family residence for his wife, Joan, and children. With 39 rooms andContinue reading “Craigdarroch Castle”