New Year’s Eve Party with New Friends

Welcome 2019

HellOoooo lovely friends and family. We’ve had some pretty amazing wind storms here in the last few weeks. Although we are situated on the Pacific Ocean, we are protected by Vancouver Island and so don’t get the huge waves that you would normally see on a seaside coast. So these waves were pretty spectacular to watch from a restaurant in downtown Sechelt.

It was pretty heartbreaking not being able to spend New Year’s Eve with our very good friends on the Lower Mainland, but we were lucky enough to be invited to a New Year’s Eve party here on the Sunshine Coast and we had a lot of fun and made some lovely new friends in the process

As you can see, quite a bit of alcohol was involved, and the next day was spent doing this

New Year's day lazy day

Getting back to work was a bit of a struggle to say the least. I’m grateful that it was only for 3 days. I don’t think I could have worked for 5 days!

This year we are working on incorporated more whole food, plant-based foods into our daily diet. I’ve been researching this way of eating and all research points to either preventing and/or reversing high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis and so many more diseases that are caused by all the junk food and processed foods that we are eating now. Tori has high blood pressure and arthritis and I’m determined to prove that these diseases can be reversed. Check out my blog about this here.

Until next time …

 

But First, Tequila

 

December – Home-made Christmas Decorations, Making New Friends & Lots of Chocolate

It rained and rained and rained for all of November, and then, just as it was starting to get tedious and depressing, suddenly in December, rain turned to blue skies and bright sunshine. Almost overnight the warm-ish weather turned freezing. Parts of the Sunshine Coast were covered in pretty, white frost sparkling in the sunshine. Nothing in Halfmoon Bay, where we live, but I had to be careful driving to work as I could see the ice glistening on the road. Yesterday there was a slushy covering of ice on Trout Lake.

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I got round to putting up the Christmas tree and other decorations around mid-December. I try to to get this done every year by about December 15th. Most of the time it’s late, but this year, I was a day or two early!  I made a simple wreath for the front door and added some small decorations to our front porch. You can read how I did this here Continue reading December – Home-made Christmas Decorations, Making New Friends & Lots of Chocolate