There's a soundtrack to this, for sure. But yours might differ from mine. So I'll let you spin it up. Thanks Gary for reminding us of the magic of sunny days, winding roads, and mountain vistas.
Three months have gone by since we lost him. "Lost" isn't really the right word. It's not like he ran off into the woods never to be seen again, or that we misplaced him. It is 3 months ago that we made the gut-wrenchingly hard decision to say goodbye to our most beloved four-legged family … Continue reading On the loss of a pet: Grief takes up residence at Zoé Martin’s place
Truth be told I'm not a morning person. The only reason I just about make it out the door to work at 8am is because I get out to walk the dog at 7am (and Gary shouts at me - a lot!). Therefore, anything I can do to save time and to ensure that I … Continue reading Overnight Oats
So, it’s true. When Lisa Richardson, friend and editor of the Winds of Change blog, asked me to be the next Guestgrammer on the Wellness Almanac Instagram account I instantly thought she had emailed the wrong person. You see, in our house it is my husband, Gary, that is known for the mind blowing photography. … Continue reading My week on Instagram – Zoé Martin’s takeover
Given the constant rumble of landslides coming from Mount Currie it felt suitable to share a shot of the monster that seems to be awakening.
The inimitable Zoé Martin had put this post together for us ready to run just after Christmas, but the line-up was stacked and the editor was out merry-making and screen-time-avoiding, so, we saved it for a week or two, anticipating your resolve on resolutions might have faded, the holiday leftovers might be consumed, and you … Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Nutella Bread Pudding
I'm sitting here with rain just pouring outside. It's not particularly cold, despite it being Thanksgiving weekend, but it is ugly out there and there's nothing better than a hearty soup on a horrid day. I came across this recipe a few weeks back and, being a huge fan of soup, have been waiting for the … Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Sweet Potato and Coconut Milk Soup with Brown Rice and Lentils
So it's been a while since I posted a recipe post, but that's because my kitchen has been out of action for much of the year and there's only so many one-pot and barbecue recipes in my arsenal! But now my kitchen renovation is almost complete and the new oven seems to like not burning the bottom … Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Summer Chicken Pot Pie Galette with Herbed Crust
After competing in the IRONMAN last summer, Wellness Almanac contributor Gary Martin elected to volunteer this year. He was awarded Volunteer Captain Award, and shared his account of the highs and (plummeting temperature) lows behind the scenes on his website. With permission, that's reproduced here. Beep beep beep, beep beep beep, a 4am alarm call … Continue reading Behind the Scenes at IRONMAN Canada
Lighting up the night, that Festival... Caught by Gary Martin after a big hiking mission to get the shot.