Cold Comfort

Well, I suppose you are are all suitably stuffed and puffed, ready for the treasures and triumphs that will come to define this New Year called 2016. And I suppose you’re owed a bit of an update. I must disappoint those who’ve been imagining some sort of swanky situation here at the edge of the […]


Go East, Old Woman

People often ask me to pinpoint the One Big Lesson from my European sojourn/midlife crisis, easy: immigration is hard. I’m not talking little ‘h’ hard like spinal surgeries or finding pants that fit. I’m talking big ‘H’ Hard. I imagine we’re all thinking more about migration these days; how can we not? I’ve always marvelled at […]


Three to Six With Good Behaviour

I know, I know. I’m the worst blogger on the planet. Not because of my content, no, I remain as entertaining as ever. My crime is posting far too infrequently. But when I tell you why, all will be forgiven. This I know for sure. Some of you know this about me already: I’ve not […]


Natural Disaster

My friends, sometime the old adages are so true it’s just bloody scary. The cliché du jour is this: The more things change, the more they stay the same. Most of you know that while my chronological age suggests the backside of middle age (and a middle-aged backside), my functional age is more indicative of […]


The Wicked Witch of Winter

Well, here it is, March 16th, a day like any other; an ordinary Monday, unless you live in Newfoundland where you are toughing out the blizzard that comes every time this year. I don’t even have to check the Weather Network to see if the place is socked in with snow. The reason I know […]


All Madness, No Method

28 days into 2015 and already any resolutions I could have made (don’t believe in ’em, by the end of this sentence you’ll know why) would have been torn to shreds (as resolutions always are, and there’s your answer). I have eaten every piece of chocolate in British Columbia; I have become a champion avoider […]


Eight is Enough?

Allow me to tower above you while on my soapbox for a moment. Oh who am I kidding, any one of you could be on stilts and you’d still be looking at my bellybutton. The point is I am celebrating eight years of wedded bliss today and I have something to say about marriage. Of […]


No News is Good News

Well, Finders, it has been a while now hasn’t it? Not much has been going on in my little world, more work than play but balanced enough. Although, I did go to an intensive work conference in Banff, only to return home to find Rusty laid up with a pulled back and the bloody World […]


Self Sacrifice

Me, me, and more me. Then, just when you think you’ve had enough, here comes more about me. Blogging is often a narcissistic endeavour to be sure. Sometimes it seems that it’s a giant verbal selfie (the fact that I even know this word makes me cringe) that says “look at me!” over and over […]



Today’s post is brought to you by the number one: one year of living in glorious Victoria and one year of being employed outside of medicine. Congratulations to me for making the transition from the couch to the cubicle with relative ease (and very little grace), and to my husband for making the transition from […]


Making Up for Lost Mail

As many of you may know, I don’t have children, well, unless you count that fool I live with. Honestly, sometimes it’s like having an enormous toddler—someone who crashes through your tidy home daily, has no insight into the damage they inflict, with the added bonus of grown-up man smells, round-the-clock golf watching and, unfortunately, […]


Ten Million Bucks and Change

Yes, it’s true: I’m a lot to manage on any given day—big mouth, big opinions, and not often graced with tactful diplomacy. The people in my life have survived me to date; I offer no guarantees about the future. Like everyone, I’ve made my share of wrong turns and outright catastrophic blunders, but who gives […]



At the risk of alienating the Finders still suffering out snow, the park across the street from my place has been blooming for weeks… I realize it’s ridiculous to have any grumbles at all when the forecast looks like this… Except that my husband has fully embraced west coast weather by becoming a golf lunatic. […]


The Height of Joy

Recently, another short work trip appeared on my agenda. As I was going through the motions of packing and so forth, I thought (for the millionth time) how great it would be to teleport everywhere like on Star Trek. I’m not known for my patience, especially when any kind of travel is involved. I’ve yet […]


Good Night, Nurse!

From time to time I get emails from folks who’ve read Finding Me in France offering their reviews. They are incredibly kind and gracious and say things like, “Oh I laughed and laughed,” or, “You’ve inspired me to travel more,” or, “Overuse of the word arse gets tiresome.” That last one has been my favourite […]

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