James Bond Martini, the Vesper

James Bond Martini, the Vesper

“Bond, James Bond!” cultured the perfect martini, his namesake The James Bond Martini, AKA the Vesper.  Shaken – not stirred.  A matter of convention in martini circles, Sean Connery bucked the trend in the 1962 “Dr No”.  Shaken, poignantly.  Welcome to my blog on...
Discover Vancouver Island University

Discover Vancouver Island University

Education is available to all of us.  Online, or bricks and mortar, mentors, teachers, visuals, in person, webinars, to listen and absorb our curriculum.  Most of us can access and achieve our heart’s desires in the upper echelons of learning. Here on Gabriola, the...
Gabriola Food Forum

Gabriola Food Forum

It’s that time of year again. The Food Forum gets us pumped for planting our gardens, as well as serving as a winter market. Local food for sale will be there: produce, honey, eggs, baked goods, jams, chutneys, meat. And we’ll be able to buy local SEEDS! Once again,...
Bob Bossin Farewell Concert – Honest

Bob Bossin Farewell Concert – Honest

Interview: Bob Bossin January 16, 2018 Bob Bossin, songwriter, story teller, romantic, conscious-raising, has thrown down the glove. True.  Bob Bossin’s Farewell Concert. Honest – he calls it. Impossible. Couldn’t be. I had to know more. I’m sitting at Bob...
Two Days Home

Two Days Home

Two days on Gabriola!  Hold on to your socks!  Take a nap if you need to. A slew of Christmas Fairs opened their doors on Saturday.  Three of them in fact.  In between my showing real estate on Gabriola, houses and some land thrown in for good measure, I jumped in and...
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