Maudie’s Nova Scotia: exploring the landscapes that inspired Maud Lewis

With the Canadian artist’s joyful work celebrated in a new film, Maudie, a road trip around dramatic coast and picturesque villages reveals the area she loved to paint

In one month’s time…support Independent Canadian bookshops

Let’s do something wonderful together on Saturday, May 2. It’s called Authors for Indies Day. That’s when authors across Canada support independent bookstores by volunteering as guest book sellers. I will be at the Black Bond Books store in Surrey – the address is Black Bond Books, 234 Central City Mall, 10153 King George Blvd,Continue reading “In one month’s time…support Independent Canadian bookshops”

Grizzly bears fishing for salmon in the Yukon

Given the price of this holiday, I think most people’s experience of seeing grizzly bears fishing for salmon will be from TV programmes. However, it’s worth reading the article to savour the occasion. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/activityandadventure/10577485/Canada-Meet-the-grizzly-bears-of-Yukon.html