It seems as though it may finally be spring in Vancouver. Or, if it isn’t and we have another hailstorm (as happened yesterday), I still feel a desperate need to invent things that will make it feel like spring. Like that bank of fluffy clouds, lined up in a perfect row across the skyline, as though someone has pushed a ruler underneath their bottoms. So white and happy, and not full of rain. [Read more…]
The first snow of the season started yesterday afternoon, and being in North Vancouver, we were among the first to get it.
I love the fact that we are a city known for going absolutely verklempt when it snows. Things shut down, people refuse to drive (no bad thing, for some of ‘em). We, the same people who adore snow up the mountains, and would rather ski than eat, are paralyzed by the white stuff lying in the driveway.
We were doing a funky asana, which required us to put the ball of one foot and the back of our skulls at either end of a looped strap, and surrender our cores to the weight. It actually felt really good, and of course, my mind started to wander as I hung there, because I didn’t have to concentrate. I immediately began thinking about food, specifically, the last thing I ate before coming to class. [Read more…]
I’ve had a craving for soft, smooth and squishy comfort food, this week. It must be because we’ve had some drizzly, socked-in, rainy days – what my Dad, with his Glasgow accent, would call a “Gud day fer the hoose” – in other words, a good day to stay indoors and concoct delicious things to eat, to guard against the miserable weather outside.
A few years ago, I had the opportunity to try some very unusual (to my taste buds, anyway) delicious, chocolate covered, lemon flavoured marshmallows, procured from a Polish delicatessen in Victoria. [Read more…]