Category Archives: personal

Hurricane Fiona and me

Well folks, Fiona lived up to her potential! Here in the Halifax area of Nova Scotia hundreds of thousands of people are without electricity. Our power has now been off for 65 hours! (as of Sept. 26th) In the north … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Queen Elizabeth II – book suggestions to remember her

Like many people around the world, I was saddened to hear of the Queen’s passing yesterday, September 8th at Balmoral Castle. Many of us have never known a world without her in it, and her strength and tenacity is a … Continue reading

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Hello May – Fictionophile’s Plans (which are made to be broken)

Well folks, I didn’t expect May to arrive and be still waiting by the phone for my call from the surgeon… I was hoping my surgery would be in the rear view mirror by now. Covid has effected the hospital … Continue reading

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Sunday Sampler – what I’ve been up to Feb. 27, 2022

The Covid-19 restrictions are being lifted here in Nova Scotia, despite the fact that new cases occur daily. For health reasons, most all of what I’ve been doing lately has been very close to home. This week my husband and … Continue reading

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Sunday Sampler – what I’ve been up to Feb. 6, 2022

We are in our fourth wave of Covid-19 here in Nova Scotia, with many new cases of Omnicron daily. For that reason, most all of what I’ve been doing lately has been very close to home. Still experimenting with my … Continue reading

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Sunday Sampler – what I’ve been up to Jan. 10-16, 2022

We are in our fourth wave of Covid-19 here in Nova Scotia, with many new cases of Omnicron daily. For that reason, most all of what I’ve been doing lately has been very close to home. I recently purchased a … Continue reading

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An extra hour? What to do? #bookworms #bookbloggers

When you go to bed tonight, don’t forget to change your clocks and watches back one hour. Just think, one more hour to read your book! I live in Nova Scotia, Canada and our clocks turn back at 2:00am Sunday, … Continue reading

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Fictionophile updates – a new month September 2020

A year that all of us will remember – most of us NOT in a good way.  As the autumn nears here in Nova Scotia, we are all keeping our fingers crossed that a second wave of Covid-19 does not … Continue reading

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Edelweiss Challenge stats and Fictionophile updates

Hello lovely blogging friends. Believe it or not, we are past the halfway point of 2020. Some, like me, wish that 2020 could be a ‘do-over’ as both personally and worldwide, it has been a bit of a DUD. Anyway, … Continue reading

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Anybody out there? Thoughts from the isolated bubble…

This is not the same world that it once was. We are ALL feeling the effects of the terrifying Covid-19 pandemic. Once thought to be the subject of science fiction, our reality proves once again that what was once a … Continue reading

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