Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Fall shows: Ghosts

Here is one of the shows I am involved in this fall - Ghosts! It's presented through United Players, the same folks I did Company with back in January. This one is a play by Ibsen, one of the playwrights I wrote my masters thesis on. I am assistant directing this one, and I'm so lucky to be able to share a bit of Ibsen background with the cast and creative team. It should be an amazing production, so come see, if you can!

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Ferry moments

We spend a lot of time on the ferries, going to and fro and to and fro. Frozen yogurt makes the trip a lot more bearable!
And so does - whales! The ferry voice announced there were whales out on the water. We rushed to the side, and tried to take their pictures. There is a flipper in this photo, wayyyy off in the distance. We saw a few fin slaps on the water, one whale tail diving, and one orca jump right into the air. It was amazing!!

Monday, 26 September 2016

A Weekend for Dee

This weekend we went over to the island to honour a special woman, Deirdre King.
About a month before losing my Pa, my husband lost his mother, Dee. She had some healthy issues and, although we thought she was on the mend, they got the better of her. She died peacefully in her sleep on April 6, 2016.
It has been a rough year indeed. We finally got the chance to get together, just the immediate family. We went for a lovely dinner at the Mashead Restaurant in Mill Bay.
Then came back to the house to have some dessert, play some tunes, and toast Dee.
It was a simple memorial, very tasteful and full of love. Dee would have loved it. We miss you, Dee. Rest in peace. 

Friday, 23 September 2016


I have joined two yoga classes at work for this semester. One is on Mondays, run through the UBC IT department. The other is on Wednesdays, and will be offered in my unit! I applied for and received a healthy workplace grant. It's one of the things I love about UBC - there are so many opportunities to engage in a healthy workplace and lifestyle. I haven't done yoga consistently in a long time - wish me luck!

Thursday, 22 September 2016

In case you were wondering...

…I still like puzzles!
This one I did at my mom's dining table, while listening to some TED radio hour podcasts.
Oooh a picture of a sleepy town somewhere in France. Take me away!

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

A new project

My friend Amy dropped off this bag o' yarn last week. I'm helping her with a wee project, top secret!

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

A Mother's Love

Last week I told you about the mini film shoot I did. Well here it is, A Mother's Love, which is a pitch for story hive. People pitch ideas, others vote, and if they win, they get $10,000 to produce a 10 minute short. The focus for this round of competition is female directors. It was a fun little shoot to do, so click on the link here to vote all week, so we can WIN!