christmas05[1]We are taking a few weeks off to spend time with family and friends over the holidays. Many thanks to our readers all over the world for your continued support,  loyalty and ideas – we are now wrapping up our fifth year of producing weekly stories for the website, and have loved every minute of it.  We will be off on new adventures in the New Year, beginning on Thursday, January 5.  Until then, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to one and all.  See you in 2017!


About Shirley

More years ago than I like to remember, I completed the Journalism program at Vancouver Community College and launched straight into a career as a newspaper reporter (thanks to my journalism professor Nick Russell and an opening at the venerable daily Alberni Valley Times.) My work as a news reporter/feature writer/columnist and ultimately, newspaper and magazine editor, took me to many interesting places and introduced me to hundreds of interesting characters over the years. I loved every minute of it, but burnout caught up with me while I was trying to juggle the simultaneous editing of five trade magazines, and for 27 years I abandoned my keyboard (on a professional basis, at least) and followed my heart in a variety of other careers. In 2010 I returned to the journalistic fold, thanks to the encouragement (nay – nagging!) of my husband. I feel no regret – only great joy to be back at the keyboard, and to be spending time interviewing interesting folks and discovering great places.
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  1. Louise Smith says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I love all your posts and really appreciate your amazing writing. I’m so glad your Hubby encourages you to do what you love. All the best to you Louise

  2. Sharron says:

    Thank you Shirley! Your review has sent business our way and we so appreciate . We have told many about your wonderful website and have heard back from many thanking us for recommending. Have a wonderful Christmas Shirley. Look forward to the 2017 additions .

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