The greatest souvenir ever

The greatest souvenir ever

My version inspired by Geoff’s creations. Not your typical souvenir, but a gift I still treasure eight years later. In October 2013, I travelled to Switzerland to visit my niece Nicola who was in the middle of a year-long Rotary exchange. Part of the time, I was...

How does your garden grow

Osteospermum, or Margarita Yellow. This little plant was a gift from friends Neil and Sue after my mum died in May this year. At first I was moved by the gesture, and then nervous about whether I’d be able to keep it alive. You see, gardening is not my forte;...

No longer required

If you don’t recognise this once indispensable piece of office equipment, I don’t blame you. Scanners haven’t been getting as much love – or as much use – as they once did. Still, it’s hard letting this one go, given how it arrived...

For the love of theatre

Post-Democracy by Hannah Moscovitch online now through Winnipeg’s Prairie Theatre Exchange. I love theatre. I would go to every theatre venue and support every theatre company in the city and beyond if I could. I love the stories, the actors, the staging, and...

I want you to know

My dear Mum. It was not the celebration I hoped you would have,Alone in your room, quiet, distant.Oh, to be there by your side,To be holding your hand,But not this year. It was not lost on us, this momentous occasion,A milestone in life, your life, and ours.Oh, how I...

When we least expect it

I’m not one to go looking for accolades, so it sure means something if they arrive when I least expect it. Earlier this week, I was helping a friend tally votes for a Toastmasters club we’re involved with. Going through all the handwritten slips, I was pleasantly...