Category Archives: personal

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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Home Safe – a lovely break in these stressful times

After almost three weeks away, we have arrived home safe and healthy. We flew to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and then boarded a cruise ship which stopped at Curaçao, Aruba, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatamala, Mexico, and then on to San Diego, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas – Happy Holidays – from Nova Scotia, Canada

I’ll be away from my computer for a few days celebrating with my family. This year we have a LOT to celebrate.  A new baby grandson, a new job for my daughter (who has a Christmas Eve birthday), and much … Continue reading

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Hello December 2019 – Fictionophile updates

Wow! 2019 is almost over and there are SO MANY more books I wanted to get read this year. December is always such a busy month that I hope I can squeeze a few more reads in. I’m pleased to … Continue reading

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Hello October – Fictionophile personal updates

Autumn is rolling along and I’m starting to realize that once again I won’t get all the books read in 2019 that I wanted to…  Do you go into ‘autumn panic’? This year has been a memorable one for our … Continue reading

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Hello September (Fictionophile personal updates)

Hello lovely folks! Summer days will soon be over, it is September already!  The photo below shows my husband and I enjoying the beautiful sunset at our summer cottage. If any of you were wondering about my online silence recently, … Continue reading

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Hello August – #Fictionophile updates

Midsummer already! Time flies when you’re sweating having fun! Yes folks, even Nova Scotia, Canada is having a heat wave.  Not as bad as some places in Europe, but hot nevertheless. (low to mid 30s Celsius) We’ve been having a … Continue reading

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Hello July – Fictionophile updates

Many of you have inquired about my new little grandson, and I’m happy to report he is improving daily. Our family went through many sleepless nights and worry-ridden, stress-filled days following his surgery, but he has turned out to be … Continue reading

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