Date Joined: February 20, 2013
Last Online: August 14, 2016
Birthday: October 17
Hi--I'm a very crazy-fun Nannie of two grandsons--live in an old heritage house in our downtown core with one 'silver-fox' husband (45 years and we STILL have our arms and legs!),one now skinnier but cute dog and full window boxes of geraniums in summer! I love watercolor mediums(pencils and liquid) and also making cards.. My other passion is quilting in between all the other stuff--cooking, reading........I am retired but do some consulting/contract work for School Region(s), Community and Government agencies, media......I am Christian(Christian & Missionary Alliance) and currently teach in our Women's Ministry group. We are Swiss-Canadian(yes..we DO have chocolate) and travel a fair bit. Our last big trips were in Egypt, Turkey and Greece and of course, Switzerland.. Wouldn't you know it--no sooner than we leave and sparks fly!
My music tastes are very eclectic---Marvin Gaye; Swing Aces, Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Dianna Krall, Paul Simon,.....Muddy Waters, Gospel.....classical....African contemporary......Baroque,............
Baking Cakes in Kigali Good to a Fault Anything by Maeve Binchey Family Matters Midnight's Children...... The Bible Bonhoeffer The Poisonwood Bible
This is 40 Moonstruck The Artist Coldwater Mountain Bernie The Marigold Hotel Dean Spanley Vanity Fair
Lewis Downton Abbey BBC CBC Knowledge Network Law and Order AlJeezera CNN House of Cards(2013 series on Netflix--American politics/Kevin Spacey)
Watercolour Painting Card Making Collage Quilting
I have many friends in different age groups and love seeing the world through other's eyes!I LOVE cooking and baking--and can never get enough scraps for quillting--blue is my favorite colour I have a new kitten....AUGUST 15th.......I am a magazine-aholic and will even read the phone book if I'm desperate! My favorite place I went to last year was Sisters,Oregon for the Sisters Quilt Show--was fabulous and travelled with a bunch of 'gals' from the southern States......y'all!
Everyday I take my dog, Bobbi for a run at the river(we live at the crossroads of a famous Explorer's river). I LOVE coffee(and the closer to jet fuel the better!) and the Globe and Mail. Really love South Asian foods and vegetarian---actually I love Middle Eastern too...actually......Mediterranean too...roasting my own spices....I do NOT like tea(s)...I have been known as an advocate in our community for poverty, women's rights(childcare, equal pay,choice) and healthcare.