Monday, April 20, 2009

One up for Nature!

While working on a client's property today the ditch-digger machine came round and dug a huge ditch along the roadside, picking up debris, rocks, branches and whatever else was in it's path. After the deed was done I was clearing up the side of the road and noticed further up the hill a tiny patch of green in an otherwise mud coloured landscape.
On further examination I found a small cluster of green shoots minding their own business, seemingly unperturbed by the goings-on. When I mentioned them to the owner he said they'd be there forever. What a wonderful example that man can come and go, but nature will always prevail!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Those Easter moments

Every year, earlier and earlier it seems, those dastardly chocolate eggs with thick cream filling lurk on every store counter right by the till, with false promises that they will be gone by Easter. Which frankly almost constitutes grounds for sueing in my book because you eat one, and then another, and then just one more, and one more... you know, before they're gone. And Easter comes and goes and there are still some left to buy... so you eat some more, well okay, just one more... but I digress...

What my story is really about is how during my first year on Gabriola I had gone into our Coop and had just enough money for gas and a movie with very little spare change left over. I counted my pennies (literally) but did not have enough for one of the said eggs. The young girl who was working there at the time took out her wallet, and put down the money for the chocolate egg. "Pay me back next time you're in - you just can't not have one!" she said. I couldn't believe it - it totally made my day.

It was a few days before I got back in to see her. I paid her back the money she'd lent me, thanked her again, and bought another two eggs. I promptly gave her one of them. After all, she knew how good they were!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

In the spirit of the pioneers...continued...

Making it rainproof... Adding some skin...
An insiders view...
A little blemished, but happy...

Wishes for the Women of Gabriola

International Women’s Day was recently celebrated at People for Healthy Community. A huge sheet of paper was on display for everyone to write down their wishes for the women of Gabriola, a lot of the wishes were for all Gabriolans: Life dreams that come true ~ Mutual Nurturing ~ Financial Equality and security ~ Freedom from oppression ~ Bouquets of Kisses ~ Peace and Safety for All ~ Bread and Roses ~ More sex or even some sex ~ Happy I.W.D.! ~ Good food (Yum) and good company ~ Friendship and support ~ A safe meeting place ~ Strong life force, deep and green as grass – and as widespread ~ To think for yourselves, to say injustices, to act on injustices, to reclaim feminism ~ People who bring us flowers just because… ~ Lots of Laughter ~ Pay equality for all and for the federal and provincial governments to restore rights taken away from both women and the population at large ~ Energy & Health ~ Be strong and compassionate… ~ More Fun !!!
What's your wishes for Gabriolans?

Please leave your wishes with us in the comments... if you wish!