friday – spring, chocolat, eggs, flowers, fog, dome

Wouldn’t it be nice to get a weekly dose of positive ideas to kick off your weekend? We all have rituals and habits which help to create a sacred space. Or maybe we don’t have enough of that kind of goodness in our lives. We might need a little lift, a tonic to counteract the popular media churn. Welcome, sit down for a minute and take it in. It’s time to recharge. TGIF.

Fun is also thought of as amusing, enjoyable, entertaining, lively, pleasant.

Bibio bottles Springtime on 10th album Ribbons

I found Stephen Wilkinson while cruising through the iTunes store looking for some new alternative music. My library needed a lift and this album ‘Ribbons‘ is a great find.

Relax or to be calm, lie down, loosen up, recline, sit back, soften, unwind.

Tuck into an Easter classic with the movie Chocolat. Juliette Binoche plays a young mother who arrives at the fictional, repressed French village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes with her six-year-old daughter and opens La Chocolaterie Maya, a small chocolaterie. She and her chocolate quickly begin to influence the lives of the townspeople in very different and interesting ways. The film is based on the book of the same name by Joanne Harris. There are now 3 more volumes written in the Chocolat series.

Invent, used as a verb means to originate or create as a product of one’s own ingenuity, experimentation, or contrivance, to produce or create with the imagination.

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Not only are vegetables, fruits and even flowers good to eat, they have long been used in the natural dye process. These resources were used to dye yarn and textiles long before commercial dyes made from chemicals became standard. Have a look in the larder, grab some eggs and give these beauties a try this weekend!

Deal. What kind of good deals are we making? Things like sustainable product choices, ways people co-operate or technological advancements.

Photo courtesy of Debra Prinzing for

As we roll into the season of flowering bulbs and all the other beautiful cut flowers which will come available, take a moment to consider the farm-to-vase philosophy. Farm-to-table has become very popular in foodie circles, it only makes sense to consider the use of pesticides in the flowers we grow and buy.

Appreciate is defined as: to be grateful or thankful for, to value or regard highly; place a high estimate on, to be fully conscious of; be aware of; detect, to raise in value.

Waikato fog blanket – New Zealand

Unusual for this time of year, we woke this morning to fog. While the metro Vancouver area seems to experience this often in the fall, the foggiest places on earth are in Hamilton, New Zealand and the Grand Banks in Newfoundland.

Yore & lessons from history, habits from simpler times, pre-technology.

Theatrum Anatomicum –

On this day in 1619, Theatrum Anatomicum opens in Amsterdam. The space served a variety of functions over time, but survives as the oldest remaining non-religious building in Amsterdam.

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    Jennifer Westermark

    April 22, 2019

    Ah, chocolat. One of my favorite books, movies and food of all time

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