Dancing out with the moonlit night..


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I can’t help but sing that title ‘Dancing out with the moonlit Knight, Knights of the Green Shield stamp and shout!’  — Yes, I’m probably showing my age since it’s a line from a Genesis song on the album Selling England by the Pound.


Doesn’t she look like she’s dancing?

A play on words, I changed it slightly to fit with some new beads I’ve been making:

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If you’d like to see what else I’ve been stocking my Etsy shop up with you can click here.


The best laid plans


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DSC_0028A Yule party had seemed like a great idea.
Celebrate the shortest day with fire and food and friends!

Some things don’t work out, this is Canada and weather is unpredictable, especially in Winter….

In the end we made the best of things with what we had, and the best of things – well it really was the Best Of Things!

It was no longer Yule, and guests were missing but we did have fun!










Moonlight Oatmeal?


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  • 1 1/2 Cups of Steel Cut Oats
  • 6 Cups of liquid – Milk, Almond Milk, Coconut Milk, Water – or a mixture
  • 1/2 Cup of shredded Coconut (more or less to suit your taste)
  • Tablespoon Coconut oil – or butter
  • Handful or two of Dried Fruit – Blueberries, Cranberries, Black currants – whatever you like — or even fresh fruit but NOT citrus if you are using milk ;o)
  • Dash of salt – if you like
  • Sprinkle of dried Ginger – if you like
Moonlight Oatmeal

Moonlight Oatmeal

Mix ingredients in a casserole and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.

You can probably guess I’m pretty slap-dash in the kitchen – I’ll use a recipe as a guide but generally wander off course and switch things up without too many disasters.


Have you ever made Moonlight Oatmeal?  I have!  Prepared with love and little light-heartedness it tasted just delicious!

I came downstairs a couple of mornings ago and found an almost full moon shining in through the kitchen window.  It was bright enough that I decided not to turn on the light.  I gazed up as I filled the kettle and started to make my tea.  Realising we needed oatmeal for breakfast the idea popped into my mind of making it by moonlight.

Of course making oatmeal by moonlight presents a few challenges, I’m not sure I got the oatmeal measurement entirely right, I couldn’t quite find where the black currants spilled in the dark and I almost added rice instead of shredded coconut.

I did decide that once everything was in the dish that I should give it a good stir – clockwise – preferably 13 times, one for each moon of the year (I forgot to count so estimated but the intention was there).

After an hour in the oven it was ready to come out – I usually let it sit for about ten minutes to cool and thicken a little.  This has become a staple breakfast in our house, though not always made by moonlight!  If you’ve never tried steel cut oats, well, all I can say is you owe it to yourself to give them a go!  Mmmmm Mmmmm Mmmmmm…. it’s like eating dessert for breakfast!

Wavey Lines



My first post on a shiny new blog – it’s rather like writing on the first page of a crisp new notebook. Thoughts race through my head; ‘make it worthwhile’, ‘don’t smudge the ink’, ‘best handwriting required’.  You know what happens, inevitably the pen clogs and deposits a big clump of glue-like ink in the centre of the page, or the near perfect handwriting gradually deteriorates to near illedgible scrawl by the last sentence.  I suspect this blog will be like a new notebook in more ways than one.


So why a new blog?

I recently had my website and blog hacked multiple times.  Nothing personal I’m sure, just some bot finding it’s way in through outdated code, old passwords – who knows.  The first couple of times I took a deep breath and managed to recoup – or thought I did.  After this last attack I felt so overwhelmed that I just deleted everything.  Website – gone. Blog – gone.

At first it felt almost good, but then the loss of several years of blog posts hit me. What did they all say? What was gone that I didn’t even realise?  Was I going to miss them?  I do have a backup somewhere, but not a particularly recent one.  Maybe I’ll try importing it at some point, maybe I won’t take the risk.

Wavey Lines??  Have you tried coming up with a blog name at WordPress lately?  It’s hard to get a name that hasn’t been taken.  At first this one was almost out of desperation but the more I sit with it the more I like it.

If you are at all familiar with ‘The Shipping News’ you might remember a character named Wavey.  Visiting Newfoundland I came across this name a lot, one was a perfectly named hair dresser that I wish I had written down.  Wavey Cuts and Curls or something.  Anyway, I took the name to use as and when I want.  Sometimes it’s just Wavey, sometimes it’s Wavey Raven…


What is a blog filled with? Lines!  There you have it – Wavey Lines!  What are wavy lines?  Vibrations of which we are all made, heat, light, electricity, and so much more – we are infinitely amazing beings.  Far more infinitely amazing than this blog will ever be!