Sunday, 24 July 2016


Effie coming out of Theatre Camp, Fergus on the slack line (in new shorts and shoes!), Ferg in the neighbours hammock...

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Duncan Saturday

Hmmm, should I go in? It's not the hottest day out ever and there's a lot of people in there. Oh well, sure. As long as no one throws an oversized beach ball at my head...

Outdoor games..

Dancing boy:

Dance Camp


with Erich and Autumn and then Kiley...

Ferg in a hammock

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Pride Parade

Gillian, Effie and the home-learning group through downtown Victoria..

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Hammock time

Nice to come home and have Ferg waiting for me in the hammock.

and then the heavy interloper arrived:

Cowichan Valley day

at Rob n' Kristal's... outdoor board games:

Californians are on the Island.. and Mitchel has yet to stop growing!

Bocce time

Not quite warm enough out yet for adult swimmers. Ferg stayed in for approximately half the day though - right up til dusk..

Friday, 1 July 2016

Sunday, 26 June 2016


Very proud of my newly crafted mock telephone pole trellis/ rose proppy-uppy thing...

The wild rose near the well, pre-propping:



On Friday, Effie, Autumn and Erich headed out for a (normally) half hour walk to Kelly's house. They were to meet Kelly on the Goose trail and then be guided along the various trails to her house.

Two hours later Kelly called to say that they never showed up and that she had left trail markers for them ("Effie" and arrows written in the dirt). Kelly had also told a woman walking on the Goose to inform them of the trail markers.

About three hours into their journey Gillian found the disoriented, though jolly, trio outside a house on a street one over from Kelly's after they had negotiated many different (wrong) trails through the woods.

They noted that they indeed had been informed by the walker that a message was left for them and had seen Kelly's trail marker but were not sure what to do with the information.

I wonder why? This is what they thought was the message for them, posted on a tree, rather than the slightly more obvious arrows written on the ground:

Effie insists they were never truly lost and even if they were, Autumn and her had plans to eat Erich if they grew hungry.


Fergus meets Velma the puppy

Kyla wondering why "puppies" are not smaller than her:

Ferg playing some air hockey at Chris and Kelly's:

Effie at the barn with her in-progress painting:

Our beloved stream sanctuary is now a post-new-culvert mess. Hopefully the area will return to its former beauty in 10-15 years!

The FAIL that is the garden: all the peas have been eaten just as they were flowering by the mini bunny or some slug or something...

Also, the raspberries are being eaten by robins and the kale (the only things that is growing abundantly) tastes like glorified grass. And I'm pretty sure basil should be bigger than this by now: