Monday, August 17, 2009

A little R and R....

It has been a very busy summer and with August almost over, my hubby and I decided to take a break and got away for a few days last week. We have a friend that has a fairly new beautiful West Coast Style cabin (well more like a house) on Lake Cowichan, Vancouver Island(approx. 1 1/2 - 2 hrs drive from Victoria). They are very generous in letting us use their cabin several times a year. Although the weather wasn't great, it was a little overcast some days and we had a bit of rain but the break was well needed for both of us. We had dinner with friends, watched a movie and just chilled. I've added a few photo's (although not mine) as I wanted you to see how beautiful this lake is. You just have to ignore the forest clear-cutting that's happening on the mountain across the lake (such a shame).

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Hello Bonjour....

Well this is my first attempt at blogging! It's been quite a year and a half for me. I retired from the Federal Government after 34 years and in October 2006, I started a new retail store called "French Vanilla Home and Garden". In July 2007 I launched my store's e-commerce website and now this....blogging! Who would have thought! Has it been challenging?....a bit, stressful?.... some days, rewarding?....most definitely! I love owning my own retail store, filling it with things I love and helping my customers find that perfect item or gift! I am enjoying this new phase of my life and look forward to learning new things, having new adventures and making new friends along the way!

Sheila
(established July/2008)