Cavendish in Winter

One winter’s day in Cavendish, National Park. I rarely go to Cavendish Beach in the summer due to the crowds. I can count the number of times on one hand. In the winter, however, it is a beautiful, ghost-of-a-place to be. There was not another soul around except for a wild, white hare that sprinted…

Washing-up in Skye

A portrait of morning light spilling over my kitchen sink in the Isle of Skye. Not at all an arduous task on a day-off when all that is grungy starts sparkling. My mother is a photographer and took a series of black and white ‘still life’ photographs of her kitchen sink and implements in Montreal….

Light leads the way in West Mabou

West Mabou Provincial Park, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia The meaning of Mabou: Mi’kmaq: Mȧbu or Malabo, from Malabokek, meaning “place where two rivers meet” (Mabou and Southwest Mabou rivers). It is also thought to mean shining or sparkling waters. Gaidhlig: An Drochaid meaning “The Bridge” These photographs were made one chilly October evening in…

Darling Dingle

The Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland is truly stunning. The town of Dingle itself is the most darling, bustling little place. Its tidy main streets are lined with colourful stone buildings housing pubs, shops of irish linen and cashmere, and an extremely popular ice-cream parlour. It was first of June when I was there and it…

It’s All Good: BOOK REVIEW & CANDY BARS

  Gywneth Paltrow and Julia Turshen wrote a very yummy, good-for-you cookbook called  It’s All Good, published in 2013. It was a follow up to their first smash hit, My Father’s Daughter. The central themes of My Father’s Daughter were family, tradition, and comfort. In It’s All Good Paltrow and Turshen focus on foods that will make you feel…

It’s a Marshmallow World

“Oh, the world is a snowball see how it grows…” Dean Martin’s crooning couldn’t be more à propos to the Island’s Winter this year. It does appear that the Island is one ginormous snowball. “The world is your snowball, just for a song, get out and roll it along.” The most important message from “A Marshmallow…

Home is where the Islands are

I was born and raised on an island. Being from an island is an integral part of my identity. If you’re from an island you know what I mean. As much as I love my island, or sometimes,  as much as I love to hate it, I love to leave it. I love catching the…