Lovella's Blog's

  • Flashback Friday - Goluptsi - We grew up enjoying Golubtsi, Голубцы, a Russian version of cabbage rolls. I didn’t develop a taste for cabbage until my adult years so I’d peel off the ...
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  • December 2017 - Happy New Year dear friends! I'm so late getting this post out that I nearly forgot I hadn't yet. We always begin December by putting up our tree. I lo...
    1 week ago

Blogs that Inspire me

  • Last Sunday the clouds scattered, skies lifted, and the desire for a long walk led us to the Selkirk and Songhees walkways. From Victoria's protected har...
    13 hours ago
  • Tom is hosting the Weekend Roundup. I’m joining in from the Seattle area. This weeks prompts are: 1. Starts with “C.” 2. Week’s Favorite. 3. Clouds. Let’s ...
    13 hours ago
  • After settling mom into the care home, Monika and I began to go through all of her closets, dressers and cupboards. Anything that belongs to her - as most t...
    2 days ago
  • Here we are in the first month of yet another new year. I always wonder, as I'm sure we all do, what will this new year hold? The year is yet uncharted...
    5 days ago
  • The Christmas decorations are all packed away, the tree is thrown out on the brush pile and the brand new 2018 calendar is on the kitchen wall. The memor...
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  • New Year's Day Sunrise Hello there! Happy belated new year to you all. I just realized yesterday that I hadn't done a post since mid-December and thoug...
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  • Well, I can finally say that every last Christmas decoration is tucked away until next year. Even more exciting than that is that the attic where they ar...
    1 week ago
  • *Turning 66 isn't so bad when you have this child on your lap!* *The cheerful greeting of "Happy Birthday Nammie"* *coming from the car as her mommy unbuckl...
    2 weeks ago
  • As the new year begins, I like to take a look back at 'the year that was'. 2017 ended much as it began...in the throes of winter. So much happened 'betw...
    2 weeks ago
  • Well, Christmas has come and gone. It always feels like the work will never be done but then the day arrives and after that it's time to pack it all away f...
    2 weeks ago
  • So here I wait in hope of You, oh my soul’s longing through and through – Christy Nockels, ‘Advent Hymn’ But all these things are merely the beginning of b...
    3 weeks ago
  • Have you ever met someone who works on a cable laying ship? Well, I have and it just so happens that the ship is in New Caledonia and so are we! The guy ...
    2 months ago
  • Another Saturday morning drive this week. The countryside offers so much variety and unique photo opportunities this time of the year. The farmers con...
    5 months ago
  • It's been a wonderful ten years of blogging. I began back there in 2007, a year before I married John. My grandsons were only 18 months old and six months...
    5 months ago
  • I'm currently blogging my way through the US as I work on a book on grief called '50 States of Grief'. In case you still follow this blog and have missed m...
    8 months ago
  • After six months in moth balls I wasn't sure what it would take to shake out the blog at Pondside and give it some light and air. In the end, it was a cu...
    11 months ago
  • It's Christmas time in December. By now you all know that I love snow... And we've had plenty. I still have fond memories as a small child when the snow dr...
    1 year ago
  • Wow, it's been a long time! Just came over here to my blog to make sure that things are still up and running. A friend had informed me that the link I prov...
    1 year ago
  • Maureen's Little Cuban/Virgin Mojito, Version 1: 6-7 mint leaves 2 tsp sugar Juice of 1/2 lime Muddle in the bottom of the glass Fill glass with ice Po...
    1 year ago
  • My last post was Easter 2015. A lot happened during the past 12 months of course. My Grandsons grew like weeds, my parents moved up to Salt Lake, and bl...
    1 year ago
  • there was an interesting monologue that my daughter spewed forth a few weeks ago. i wrote the whole thing down on a little blue post-it note and just now...
    3 years ago