My New Inflatable Kayak!

I bought an inflatable kayak!!  It’s easy to inflate and deflate AND no roof rack required! Yesterday, Michael and I tried it out at Fuwairit Beach! Michael inflated the boat, so he deserved the honor of first paddle! My turn! Next  morning I was off to The Pearl for a paddle! First stop – a…

A Few Reasons I Love Living in Doha, Qatar!

I love driving among luxury cars such as Bentley, Rolls Royce, McLaren, Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini,  Mercedes Benz, Aston Martin, Maserati, Land Rovers and Range Rovers…. The public bathrooms in malls, hospitals, and the airport are always clean because someone’s job is to keep them that way! These guys!!  The Qatari Traditional Guards at Souq Waqif!!…

Cutting the Tie – Saying Goodbye to Alcohol

There is a book, I haven’t read it but know of it, called Cutting the Ties That Bind by Phyllis Krystal. I bring this up because for decades, freeing ourselves of the false security, the shadow of dependency on another person, thing or condition is a common malady brought to therapists who help others let go…

My Alcohol Addiction – My Story Now.

As I look back on different blogs where I share my thoughts and feelings on my journey of life, as well as thoughts and feelings on my journey as first a Student, then Practitioner, then Master/Advanced Practitioner of Reiki – I notice that within each blog I’m sharing exactly where I’m at – what aspect…

Summer of 2018 – Best Canadian Pecan Butter Tart Challenge!!!

The butter tart – a small pastry filled with sweet buttery syrup that is mixed with either raisins or pecans – or not – then baked to perfection with a crispy top – is known to be the classic Canadian treat enjoyed by many across the expansive country! My favorite of the three varieties of Butter Tart…

Back to Daily Life in Qatar!

After 2 months of extensive travel during summer vacation – with a total of 19 flights taken – it was time to settle back into regular life, here in Doha! First it was time for Pooh Bear to go to the groomer!  She was cared for while we were away during summer break by a…

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Final Days

My final days in Halifax were spent with family, friends and eating food that just isn’t the same in Doha! The day before I left – I had a BodyTalk session with my Reiki Master who is in training to be a BodyTalk Practitioner. I was very much in the middle of my 21 day…

Windsor, Nova Scotia – Agritourism Day With Our Grandkids!

Michael and I, with our grandchildren returned to Windsor to visit Liz. This time, Liz stepped into the role as our agritourism tour guide of 3 farms – her horse farm, her partner’s cow farm and then an actual agritourism farm with exotic animals farmed for meat as well as the only halal and kosher…

Windsor, Nova Scotia – Welcome to Farm Land – Part II

Liz and I are both kayakers, and were sea kayak guides together at East Coast Outfitters. Liz was in my wedding party, and her gift to Michael and I were all the flowers for our wedding including bouquets, boutonnières, and the flowers that decorated the reception hall!  Michael and I were so grateful – little…

Windsor, Nova Scotia – Welcome to Farm Land – Part I

I drove to Windsor to spend the day with my friend Liz! Windsor is a farming town with a history that dates back to when the Mi’kmaq people used the land many years before European discovery, the Acadins lived there and then the land was a central area of the Expulsion of the Acadians by the…

Thank You – For Those Who Follow My Blog!

Blogging sometimes feels selfish…..because I’m putting my everything out there to share but not reciprocating by involving myself too much in the vast world of bloggers. I’m not the best at following other’s blogs because I tend to isolate – yet I’m learning with Reiki that I need to start to bring the world to…

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Food Shout-Outs!

Look Ho Ho is a must have when I’m in Halifax!!  While not the healthiest food, ’tis the yummiest sweet and sour chicken balls and my favorite egg rolls!!!  The flavor and texture of their meat egg rolls are so famous in Halifax, that people actually order bags of them to take back to wherever…

Halifax, Nova Scotia – An Afternoon At The Casino!

Today was adventure day with The Golden Girls (aka – my mom and my Aunt Carol Ann) with the Romancing the Stone Couple (aka – Michael and I)! My mom and Aunt Carol Ann wanted to go to the Halifax Casino! The day started with my forgetting that we were suppose to meet OUTSIDE of…

Reiki – Level 3A – Master Level

With Michael’s daughter Patricia, we took our Level 3A Master Level together.  This was a special day as Patricia and I have taken Reiki Level 1 and 2 together. Erica, our Reiki Master facilitated the day. I entered the space with much doubt and wonder on many levels – mostly of what should a spiritual…

Wolfville, Nova Scotia – Luckett Vineyards

This was a girlfriend day!!!!  Johanna and I have been friends for many years.  We first met when I was hired to manage one of her family’s pizza shops – Pizza Girls on Mumford Road. I loved that job!  Pizza, garlic fingers and donairs were made from scratch!!!  Johanna and her sister Maria and I…

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Grandparent Fun!

Our time in Halifax is an important time to bond with our grandchildren and create fun memories! Here are some of our moments so far!!! S, xo Relaxing, watching Paddington Bear! Mini golf at Putting Edge! A visit with my parents! Taking Nathan kayaking at East Coast Outfitters with a stop on Hearn Island! Fun…

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Some Moments!

Food is one of my favorite things!!!  Good food is the best! Michael’s daughter Patricia and her husband Andrew invited us for yummy spaghetti dinner! Another evening with Patricia and Andrew was a steak (my top three favorite foods!) at Ristorante aMano on the Halifax Waterfront! I had mocha creme brûlée for dessert!!!  It was…

Reiki – Back In Halifax But Then Back Into The World

I was very excited for the first of two Reiki treatments with my Reiki Master here in Halifax. Living in Qatar feels so very far away from the healing energy of Halifax.  Yet, in Doha, I have my Reiki room in our villa, I swap Reiki treatments almost weekly with another Reiki Practitioner who lives…