West coast living

April 7, 2010 at 11:39 pm 1 comment

It’s official: we’ve arrived at our new home base in beautiful Vancouver!

We spent a restful weekend on Vancouver Island chilling out and visiting familiar haunts like Rathtrevor Beach (pictured here at low tide) and “Goats on the Roof” Old Country Market in Coombs (a delightful bakery-cafe-dry goods-giftware-toy store bazaar with actual goats on the roof), and since then we’ve been unpacking. The house is still a disaster, but today’s work creating a few spaces of uncluttered functionality brought much-needed calm to the new nest.A steady rain is drizzling as I work inside my new studio / office for the first time. When we announced our move to Vancouver friends were quick with the “wet coast” jokes and sure enough here it is. However, one of the things I learned during an earlier stint at west coast living (in Victoria, BC) is that rain is among my very favourite things. So many people are bothered by wet weather, but I adore it.  It’s true that rain is a constant here, but to me there is sublime peace in cozy grey skies, the steady pitter-patter of raindrops and the smell and feel of moist air when you step outside during the rain.

My steamy mug of tea and I are thrilled to pieces that it’s raining tonight in Vancouver. It feels like the welcome parade marching through as we settle into our new life on the west coast.


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  • 1. Ms. S  |  April 8, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Congratulations! I too love the rain – the sound, the smell, the sparkle – I love it all. Enjoy!!

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