6 great things to do in your retirement.

6 things to do in your retirement.

  Retirement can be a wonderful thing.   Even if illness or disability has forced you to retire earlier than you would have liked, you’ve probably still spent a good deal of your adult life working very hard. Now is the time to relax and enjoy life.   However, many people struggle with this. Suddenly …

10 tips to avoid scratching that itch.

How not to scratch that itch.

  In the past, I have written about my own ongoing battle with allergies, sensitivities, skin conditions and itchiness – and how difficult it has been to avoid scratching that itch.   This is a great article offering exceptionally good advice for everyone who has experienced these conditions. ____________________ When you have a skin condition …

Remembering Lester the Lobster

Lester the Lobster.

I have no idea why, but a picture of a colorful frog on my Facebook feed reminded me of a one-time pet of ours we called Lester the Lobster.   Now, Lester wasn’t a lobster. In fact, he was a crayfish our kids caught in a bait trap while we were camping and fishing at Mud …

Moving house: Here’s how to handle it like a pro.

Moving house: How to handle it like a pro.

  Moving house can be very stressful.   They say that buying the home is the hard part, but the upheaval of moving your life from one home to another has to be the hardest part. It can feel like a never-ending process, especially if you’re moving across states and even venturing into a new country. …

Hey! It’s Aunty Feather and Uncle Honeypie!

Blythe's Fishing

  Hey! It’s Aunty Feather and Uncle Honeypie!   When my kids were little, the tones alerting me to email and Facebook messages were sounding more than usual on one day, and that’s because Mark was out of town on a business trip and we corresponded through chat and email. Was he in Toronto? Montreal? Ottawa? Edmonton? …no, he …

Killing fish to succeed in a live catch and release ice fishing tournament.

Ice fishing.

I know the thought of killing fish may not be a pleasant one, but on this day, it was a great deal of fun. This was the day I learned how to kill fish to succeed in a live catch and release ice fishing tournament.   Yet again, I’m inspired by a video Mark showed me …

Essential family camping supplies checklist.

Family camping with kids.

  Camping has long been a favourite family outing across the country, and it’s never too late or too early to start planning your next outing.   For those of you who are tentatively planning your first family camping trip, however, the prospect may be a little daunting. Camping is the sort of activity that …

Family time together is valuable time.

Family game night.

  We live in a digital age where people would often rather interact with screens than each other, and because of this, some of the traditional family values matter even more.   Family time spent together is valuable time, and it’s important for families to find time to spend together and have fun!   I’m …