If it’s Friday, it must be France … Alloooo, I’m still deep in my revisions and very excited about how things are going for my next novel! In fact, I believe I’ve finally settled on a title *HUGE sigh of relief*. Now I can go back to counting chocolates to fall asleep instead of havingContinue reading “The Promise Of Provence”
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Christopher Plummer – still hot at 82!
On Saturday we drove to Stratford, Ontario, home of the renowned Stratford Shakespeare Festival. A quick hour and a half from Toronto through rolling farmland, once you leave the craziness of Highway 401, the summer schedule offered each year never fails to please. There is always something for everyone and on many occasions a productionContinue reading “Christopher Plummer – still hot at 82!”
Meet Anneli Purchase!
A few weeks ago I had a visit here from the talented Tele Aadsen, fisher person and writer, trolling the dangerously magnificent waters off the coast of Alaska. Today I’m happy to introduce you to Anneli Purchase, a writer whose life these days also very much revolves around the ebb and flow of the ocean.Continue reading “Meet Anneli Purchase!”
Nice Jazz Festival 2012
If it’s Friday, it must be France … Excusez-moi, I’m slacking a little today and watching the men’s semi-final tennis matches at Wimbledon. SO good! And then my DH and I are slipping out to an afternoon movie. After reading all the fabulous posts author Barbara Conelli left on my blog this week and last,Continue reading “Nice Jazz Festival 2012”
A touch of Italy with Barbara Conelli
This week we’re going to take a short detour from the south of France and spend some time in Italy with my friend, travel writer Barb Conelli, whose book launch we are celebrating! Cue the fireworks, brass band, and bring on the vino! Va bene! The author of Chique Secrets of La Dolce Vita, BarbaraContinue reading “A touch of Italy with Barbara Conelli”
Thank you, Nora Ephron
Whenever I want to be reminded of smart, funny, poignant, meaningful writing, I read something written by Nora Ephron. Screenwriter, film maker, novelist, essayist and brilliant speaker, she was also a prolific blogger. Her talent was a constant inspiration to many women pursuing the dream of becoming a writer and a source of tremendous enjoymentContinue reading “Thank you, Nora Ephron”
Channeling Mr. Rogers …
It’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood, a beautiful day for a neighbour, would you be mine, could you be mine … *channeling Mr. Rogers* … and there’s a lot of blog-hopping going on today, which always guarantees a great time! For some reason, I’ve been humming the theme song from the Mr. Rogers show all day.Continue reading “Channeling Mr. Rogers …”
World Oceans Day … oops, I forgot to click publish!
I was caught up in a wonderful graduation day yesterday (Friday) for the daughter of dear friends. She received combined MBA/Law degrees plus an award for top marks in both. It was indeed a day to celebrate! Beginning with a beautiful ceremony at Convocation Hall, in the magnificent grounds of the University of Toronto, weContinue reading “World Oceans Day … oops, I forgot to click publish!”
Getting back on track …
Full disclosure: I have to admit taking a week to breathe, away from writing and social media, was truly a gift. I’m so glad I gave it to myself. Having finally written the ending to my next novel … even though we all know novels are never really *finished* … it was time to re-focus onContinue reading “Getting back on track …”
Taking a week to breathe …
I’ve been taking a bit of a break this week to celebrate typing the words “The End” on the last page of the manuscript of my next novel. Wooohoooo! Yippeeeee! … ahem … sorry for the momentary loss of control … For those writers in the crowd, you know what I mean. There’s a bittersweetContinue reading “Taking a week to breathe …”