Monday, June 27, 2011


Today is Sam's graduation from grade six...elementary school. I can't believe the time has
come. Back home there is no middle school but here on the island this middle school is from
grade six to grade nine. High school starts in grade 10. I am not ready to have my boy in
middle school. Kindergarten seems like yesterday. I remember when he graduated from
kindergarten. I was a mess. I became so sick i even lost my voice...yes i am pathetic.

I cried every year until we got to grade three...then i managed to contain myself and just
take it as another year completed. Good for me.
I don't know about tonight though... I will be the bumbling idiot mom crying in the
crowd.... it's okay Sam totally expects this.

I cry when he brings home projects with A's on them...I cry over the reports...yes i need
a life...

Oh wait i do have one now as i have gone back to work after 12 years of staying home.
It has turned everything upside down. Crazy shifts , sometimes long and exhausting..
thank goodness my husband does it all for me at home.

The pets don't like me working . Have i mentioned this?
Pilot gets totally weirded out when i come downstairs in my uniform...maybe it's the
unattractive totally unsexy uniform that gets her. But i know it bugs her
because now she eats the cat's food. She never did this was the cat who ate
the dog food.

Tonight i am wearing my new outfit. So nice not to be wearing a black and brown uniform at night...

Hello pearls ! Haven't seen you in awhile...maybe i'll be wearing you tonight!!

There is going to be surprise awards at tonights function. I think i should bring some tissue

maybe just bring the box...

Well i am off to get pretty...apply some water proof make-up ...

Hopefully tomorrow i can get caught up with all of you since i have the day off!!

Thanks for visiting !

Pamela xo

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Rain Chains

Hello Everyone!! It's seems like forever since my last post and i am so far behind on my
visits to all of you. This working sure has thrown my life for a huge loop...don't know if i like
that or not. Thank goodness i have an amazing husband who does it all at home for me!
Father's Day he made us all breakfast and then because i had to work on his special day
he made the dinner too! Such a good , good man !!

I wanted to share with you something that is really cool here on alot of the homes on
Vancouver Island. Rain chains!! When i first moved here i had no idea what these chains where
that are coming down from the house instead of downspouts...
Some creative soul out there thought of this i guess to make all that rain we get in the fall
more enjoyable.
This is a brand new home that is for sale here. I won't even tell you the price.
These rain chains come in all kinds of designs.... I have seen flowers, buckets
and plain chain styles.

Isn't this fun? I will have to get some more photos of homes with them.

I just love them!

Well i am off to work and i hope to be visiting all of you very soon!!

Pamela xo

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

In love with grey...

Hello Everyone!! The last couple of weeks my life has been turned upside down as i started
a new job. I can say i am so tired right now and my brain is on complete overload. I have
not had a job outside of the home for 12years! I am behind on my posts and visiting all of
you. I have also started a design course and that has fallen to the wayside as i get in the
groove of working. All things will hopefully fall into place soon or maybe i will just fall
out of place instead!!

I am loving grey in the home but i am really loving it in the wardrobe!
Sharing with you my new outfit of dreamy greys...

If anyone from Denmark is reading this post i want to say to you I LOVE YOUR CLOTHES!
This outfit is made in Denmark and the quality and texture is unbelievable...

Their designs are so unique and i love visiting all their clothing blogs!

My favourite new find...grey suede sandals...yummy!!

(now i must make that long over due pedicure appointment!!)

Hope you all enjoyed this .... I hope to visit all of you soon...

but until then i am going to have a well deserved nap before my head blows


Until next time ...thanks for visiting!

Pamela xo

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My neighbourhood

Welcome to my neighbourhood!

Most of Vancouver Island remains pretty undeveloped. Lots of untouched land, forests and
just natural areas exist everywhere. It is very beautiful but it took me awhile to get used
to the untidiness of it. Mounds and mounds of wild blackberry bushes grow everywhere.
I am used to seeing everything tame, cut and manicured. Here you will see lots of wild
grasses , overgrown brush and thick forests.

This first photo is my neighbours driveway in the cul-de-sac! It looks like you are in
a rural town doesn't it? But you are not. I wish you could see the house hidden back here.
It is a historic Arts and Craft home but they have a no trespassing sign. Actually it is owned
by a camp that is located around the corner. They bought the home to use for camp members
to stay in when visiting. That's all i know about it.

This is my neighbour and good friend Carol's house. This is her backyard!! I am taking
this photo from her deck. A million dollar view. We sit here and watch the Ferry go to
Salt Spring Island.

This is the street i live on. Sam loves to ride his bike here.

This land is directly across from my house! It is undeveloped. It usually has a herd of

deer , Bald Eagles and lots of rabbits in it. All winter i watched a Bald Eagle nest in the one

tree. This is the view from the end of my driveway. My neighbour has ocean front property.

There are alot of homes on my street but you can hardly see any of them. This home is

across from me beside the empty field. .It's an older home and this style is not common


My next door neighbour has over 5 acres . You cannot see their home it is on the ocean

as well. This is their RV. I think everyone here owns an RV!

Our yard. Hopefully we can start having bonfires before the fire ban starts! Sam loves

fires...roasting marshmellows is his favourite!

Here is my new neighbour by the way...

Isn't he cute? I keep seeing black wild bunnies here too!

Thanks for visiting!

Pamela xo

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sparkling Butter Toffee Cookies

These are the best cookies going! Easy to make and oh so yummy!
I made these cookies on the weekend when Sam had a friend sleep over.
I overheard his buddy saying to him as he ate one "Sam your mom is an awesome cook!"
If you can please a picky kid you know they are good!

Here is the recipe:

1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup English toffee bits or chips (I use the bits)

Heat oven to 350degrees. Combine sugar, butter, egg and vanilla in a large mixer bowl.
Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy(1-2minutes). Add flour, baking
powder and baking soda; reduce speed to low. Beat until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes).
Stir in toffee bits by hand.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in sugar. Place 2inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Flatten each with bottom of glass to 1 1/2 inch circles. ( If glass sticks, dip glass in sugar).

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are just lightly browned. (DO NOT OVER-BAKE)
Sprinkle with sugar while warm. Cool completely.

Join me at Friday Foodies by Gollum

Pamela xo