Author: Brenda Chapman

A snowy weekend ahead, although nothing like the snowy weather they're getting in Buffalo and in areas around Lake Ontario and other big bodies of water. I plan to stay indoors for the most part, turn on the gas fireplace, light a few candles, read...

This apparently is the last above-temperature day for the foreseeable future. I'm kind of sad about that, but it is time for winter weather to start gracing our region. Also time to pull out the weighted blanket and parkas ...

This has been a plodding-away week. I have lots of work to get through and have decided the only way to accomplish anything is to take off little bites and make small gains every day. I haven't progressed with manuscript number three this week. I've decided...

The last weekend in October with my birthday coincidentally falling on Sunday. Ted decided to celebrate the occasion by taking me to a cheap motel in Westport last night to partake of dinner and a show at The Cove, which has a series of singers...

And we've got a gorgeous end-of-autumn weekend happening in the Ottawa Valley. I've already put my garden to sleep for the winter so nothing to do but enjoy the outdoors for the next few days. A couple of things this week. I spent quite a bit...

Good Saturday morning. Ann Shea, owner of Mill Street Books, sent a couple of pics to me from my talk at the Almonte Library last week. Ann bought Mill Street Books a year and a half ago, smack in the middle (or maybe beginning) of the...

This is one of the best weekends of the year in Canada! Autumn colours are peaking and Thanksgiving means families  and friends getting together. We're blessed this year to have both girls coming for dinner on Sunday while Ted and I also celebrate our anniversary...

"Man, I miss summer. It's my favourite season," I said to Ted as we sat in the fading sunlight on the back steps, sipping a glass of wine before supper. "You say that every change of seasons. Every season is your favourite season." Do I really say...

Fall has arrived and our lovely summer is officially in the rear view. My first in-person event is coming up next Saturday at the public library in Almonte, and I'm looking forward to seeing some real live people! Here are the details if you'd like...

We're half-way through September, and I'm sad to say goodbye to summer. However, I don't know if I'd like to live in a place without the changing of the seasons. Just embrace the moment, I say! Hampton Park woods, not far from my house last autumn So...