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Transported to Skiing Nirvana – Part 2

December 29, 2012


As we made our way to the Mica Heliskiing lodge entrance, I felt the need to stop and comprehend that we were now up in the clouds, literally. I could barely see the lake far below, and the peaks were shrouded in clouds. We were greeted by a scurry of trades people, finishers, painters, unpackers, tour guides, […]

Transported to Skiing Nirvana – Part 1

December 27, 2012


As this year winds down and winter settles upon us, I find myself reflecting on a thrilling experience that happened to Hubby and me just before Christmas. Although both of us are non-skiers (due to past injuries), we boldly ventured into the high back-country wilderness by vehicle to complete some technical computer work at a newly opened ski […]

A Marmalade Christmas Present

December 22, 2012


This is not a traditional story of Santa’s workshop with elves busily wrapping up toys while snow softly falls outside on a perfect winter’s night. No, I’m going to share with you an unusual true Christmas tale of a fierce lion on the Serengeti Plains who gets his Christmas wish. At least that’s how our (now departed) marmalade […]

The Rudolph Syndrome

December 10, 2012


It seems the Red Hat Society may have some competition at this time of year. If dressing up in purple and red attire and hats wasn’t enough for you older gals, I would like to mention a strange phenomenon called the “Rudolph Syndrome” that shows up around Christmas time and always coincides with the annual luncheon for […]

Bagpipes, Oatcakes and Scotches – Oh My!

December 4, 2012


Regrettably, I have been influenced by the dark side yet again – the dark amber side. In the aftermath of hosting our inaugural Scotch nosing and tasting soiree the other evening, I sheepishly admit I was wrong about Scotch drinkers being “just manly men with a longing for the aroma of burning peat bogs”. Along with five other gals, I […]