3 of the most interesting career choices you can make.

Three of the most interesting careers available.

  When you are looking for employment, it can sometimes seem like a long drawn out affair. If you have been looking for a long time, it can be particularly frustrating. However, one of the most important decisions of all during this process is deciding on what career to go for. It might be that you …

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 …

Exposé: The ugly truth about beauty.

My entire life, the media and beauty industry have dictated whether I’ve been: happy or unhappy; healthy or unhealthy; mentally sound or depressed and anxious. How? By feeding us a constant, unreachable, impossible idea (and huge lie) of what makes a woman beautiful. I do not and never have bought beauty magazines, but enough of this negative …

That old saying is so true: You reap what you sow.

Farming at sunrise.

  Mark and I spent a lot of years raising our kids. We’ve been through all the usual frustrations, worry and wonderful happy moments that come with raising kids.   But, as the old saying says, “You reap what you sow.”   I’m sad to say Erin and Stuart are no longer kids. Erin is …

Make sure they know who you are: Get your ID sorted out today.

It's important to get your ID sorted out today.

  There’s no doubting that the present is an exciting time to live in.   You’re sitting reading this on a computer, and it was written on another computer. If you wanted to, right now, you could go and read today’s news in Finnish. You might not understand it, but it would be there. Technology …

Amazing destinations to visit for that special birthday celebration.

Amazing destinations to visit for that special birthday celebration.

When you reach an extra special birthday, whether it be the 50th, 60th – or any other milestone, you want to do something memorable to mark the occasion.   Many head on a luxury holiday so they can have a fantastic break they will never forget.   It can be hard to choose one great destination in our …

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 …

Easter with a dose of reality: The way some stock photographers see the world.

Easter with a dose of reality, the way some stock photographers see the world

  Nobody’s perfect.  But you wouldn’t know that based on the way stock photographers see the world.    Do a search on Google Images with keywords like Easter or Holiday Traditions and you’re sure to discover images painting the holiday experience as one of delightful perfection. The images that are returned will be a beautiful …