Tag Archives: Neighbours

What makes a mother

What makes a mother

Mother’s Day is not just for the Jones’s. It’s not just for the mom who lives in the bungalow with the picket fence and four children enrolled in private school. Not only for the ones on the school’s Parent Committees and running the local Girl Guide troupe. That mom planned for her four children, the house,… Read more

My steeple

My steeple

When we moved to this place we felt brand new. New to the neighbourhood, new to the challenge of renovations, new to our land, and new to the pace of country living. New to the slowness that it is. New to not having plans. We were the new kids- a confusing lot to our neighbours,… Read more

From your perch

From your perch

Did you see them all? From your perch on top the marble statue, where I hoisted you to take in the scene. Did you see her? The weary looking elderly woman just to our left, with the deep crease between her brow. The one with the grey wiry hair poking out from under her black felt hat, who… Read more

Option C

Option C

I can’t believe this is the first time I counted it, but today I did, and it’s 73. I walk it ten times a day and now I know that each time I do, your door is just 73 steps away from mine. But the winter of 2013 had to happen before I could make… Read more

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