Almost ready to eat

Almost ready to eat

Back in my twenties I had this idea for a food service business. I thought there might be a market for meals which were almost ready to eat. The dishes would come to your door, fully assembled. All you had

Consumer anarchy and the Buyerarchy of needs

Consumer anarchy and the Buyerarchy of needs

A fellow Canadian created this tongue and cheek challenge to help us draw attention to a more sustainable way to consume. Actually, I don’t know if that was Sarah Lazarovic‘s motivation, but I am using the illustration to draw attention to

Greater creativity promised, write 3 pages

Greater creativity promised, write 3 pages

I have looked at the book, The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, many times in my local White Rock bookstore. I have picked it up, flipped it over and read the back summary. Then put it back on the shelf,

Can you beat your inherent personality type?

Can you beat your inherent personality type?

As part of our year away, my 2 teens are working through their high school courses online, through what is called distance education. In effect, the curriculum is the same as it would be if they attended regular classes, particularly

Everyday life, away from home for a year, with teens

Everyday life, away from home for a year, with teens

I have to admit, it has been tough to establish a daily routine, which works equally well for the 4 of us. All the planning in the world, ahead of time, will not prepare you for what it is really

Chocolate and cava for breakfast?

I’ve been to Spain before, as a tourist. Once during a business conference where the organizers tried to accommodate a normal eating and drinking routine. One that is conducive to getting work done, but enjoying the local customs as well.

How long to dry a cotton hoody?

How long to dry a cotton hoody?

I cautioned them against bringing those things. A double lined hood, oversized, heavy and I’m sure comfy, but practical? No. I do wonder how many days they will take to dry. Our location here in Barcelona is one thing, I

‘Home’ is where you want it to be

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a

What can we reasonably take care of?

It is a tricky dance we are doing right now. Or a balancing act of sorts. On one hand we know how much physical space we have to store all our possessions. But we are not sure if we can

A mysterious element hidden in the details

A mysterious element hidden in the details

Also known as the ‘the devil is in the details’, although I might like to use the word mystery! Makes it sound like a puzzle or a problem which needs to be solved and if you pay attention to the