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‘Twas the night before Christmas….’

… Passed on by a dear friend ;) ‘Twas the night before Christmas…     ‘Twas the night before Christmas And all through the land, Pipelines ran everywhere Exactly as planned.   LNG sat in stockpiles On the shores of the … Continue reading

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“A gift from the heart” – 2013 edition.

It’s no secret to scientists and psychologists that scent can trigger memories as vivid and real as the day they were created. Although my maternal grandfather died more than 12 years ago, pulling his suspenders out of the bag I … Continue reading

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“Christmas is the keeping-place for memories of our innocence.” ~ unknown.

“At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I’ve grown old, … Continue reading

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BC Government denies cancelling gifts for kids in care

A joint effort today, proving that when the going gets tough… the bloggers get going!  It started with a really pointed post at The Gazetteer, picked up over with the  indomitable Ian Reids, continued with a new tip and email here on … Continue reading

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Two precious gifts – one of hope… the other of healing.

As I wrote last weekend, in the annual re-post of ” A gift from the heart “ – the story of how an anonymous Christmas gift provided me with something far more precious than soap – the most valuable gifts are always … Continue reading

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Who’s been naughtiest in B.C. Politics?

  http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/laila-yule/santas-naughty-list-bc-liberals_b_2252877.html “The holiday season is here and children everywhere are writing to Santa, hoping that they haven’t made the naughty list. It turns out that it’s not only children who should be worried this year! I received a tip … Continue reading

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” Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen. ~attributed to a very wise 7-year-old named Bobby

Christmas Eve has always been more magical,more wonderful and more exciting day for me than Christmas itself – to be sure, Christmas excitement and anticipation is a heady form of caffeine for me, and it won’t just be the children who have … Continue reading

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One from the archives,to get into the spirit of Christmas… ” A gift from the heart.”

As an adult, I think I’ve always had a bit of a love/hate relationship with Christmas. Don’t get me wrong – I love the festive lights, the excitement of seeing my children enjoy the holidays, get-togethers and all the cooking…but I  really, really … Continue reading

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Everybody’s free (to wear sunscreen)

It’s 6 am, and as I usually do, even when I’m ill, I’m sitting downstairs at my office armoire in front of the computer.  It’s still dark out, of course, and only the glow of the Christmas lights and the small … Continue reading

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Looking for something nice to do? Try any one – or all- of these ideas…

We’ve all seen the bins by the doors of our local grocery stores where you can toss in some items for the food bank, but this year  those bins are not as full and food banks everywhere are needing help. … Continue reading

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