Category Archives: The House

A Spring Garden

(Please click on the images in the gallery to view full size.) Here are a few images of our garden from several weeks ago. I have to admit I love our garden, even though certain areas are in desperate need … Continue reading

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Fireplace Finished

I haven’t done a renovation post in ages mostly because we were at a bit of a standstill. The trim on the fireplace was giving us challenges, while at the same time we were just too frightened to cut the … Continue reading

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Spring Daffodils

Daffodil season on Pender Island is stunning. Daffodils are one of the few flowers deer choose not to eat, so while my tulips have been eaten right down to the ground, the daffodils around our house flourish. The lady who … Continue reading

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Cheery Splashes of Island Color

We have a ritual every time we reach our island home, my husband goes into the house and sorts out the water and power, while I survey the garden. First it is usually a walk around followed by quickly grabbing … Continue reading

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Backyard Mushrooms

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My Secret Garden

The moment I first set foot in our back garden in Pender I was transported back to 4th grade when my teacher read our class the book The Secret Garden. Perhaps most people aren’t so in awe of a garden on a house they … Continue reading

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House Tour

Now would be a fun time to invite you to a virtual house tour, and the work that needs to be done. First we have the outside of the house. The outside of the house is in pretty good shape. … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Island Home

Two ferries and two patchy sleeps later we were on Pender. Now most people who have just bought a house without ever having set foot in it would be quite anxious to see what they have bought, but we are … Continue reading

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“I hope the house is there.”

It is now the end of July. Technically we have taken possession of our house on the island. We haven’t seen it yet, but we’ve taken possession. Our furniture has arrived and is sitting in the house. The last thing … Continue reading

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My Ikea Love Affair

Reality is now setting in. Our children may be having dreams of sea shells, beaches and climbing on driftwood, but we need to sort out the “real life” things that go along with having bought a vacation home on an … Continue reading

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