Restless Legs cured?

Well, not the medical malady. More the moving all the time thing. My friends mock me for it, those who choose to stay put for years and years can't understand it, even the local landlords have taken to asking me prying questions about my moving history. It's true. Since I left my husband, I've moved…

Enroute to Newfoundland

I'm off to our oldest/newest province today, a place I've never seen before except in a series of award-winning television ads that make it look like paradise. I'm sure the reality will be slightly different, but I am already charmed about the experience because every single expat Newfoundlander I've met has been so fun, funny,…

The natural connection

I'm hanging out at a cottage of my friend, listening to the early morning birdcall that drowns out the sound of ocean surf. It's green and lush here, filled with happy sounds of squirrels running overhead, sweet flollipy bunnies galumphing in the yard, tiny birds chipping and chirping while crows caw overhead. And behind, the…

Water connections

I'm heading to the ocean tomorrow for a brief stay, onto the amazingly well-maintained and trimmed shores of Prince Edward Island. It's unspeakably gorgeous there, miles of sandy beaches and waves and a salt wind. It does lack the harsh slap of waves against rock that the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia has, the daily…

Sometimes, I need the sea…

Okay, as Nanowrimo procrastination, I've wandered about the internet, looking for houses on Nova Scotia's Southern Shore. It is true madness, but all it took was me seeing that there is a Ukulele ceilidh happening there every two years to make me wish to live in Liverpool. Well, that and the view of a multi-coloured…

Anger and hostility are good/bad for writing…

Hey y'all. Had a terrible week. Pretty bad all over. I hate everyone, even myself, and this Dairy Milk chocolate bar just isn't doing the cheer-up trick, so I know I'm in deep. It's all in my head, though, and I'm feeling vaguely bi-polar - filled with excitement at the thought of Word on the…