My Solo Road Trip Around Iceland’s Ring Road

My solo road trip around Iceland's ring road

This is my story of my solo adventure around Iceland’s ring road. I hopped on a plane, rented a four wheel drive SUV, stayed with locals and explored, explored, explored. I came home exhausted and beaten, rejuvenated and fulfilled. It was a journey like no other and I’d like to share it with you.

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Chive Blossom Vinegar for Mothers Day

Chive blossom vinegar in mason jars

It was Mother’s Day weekend, and like last year, I had the intention of giving my mom a jar of chive blossom vinegar. Blossoms still soaking.

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Mason Bee House

Homemade mason bee log house

I found out that a co-worker of mine had mason bees. I didn’t know what that meant but I needed to find out. So of course, I turned to google. And what did I find? A zillion images of the cutest little hunks of wood. I needed to know more so I approached him. He gave me the low down on what he did and I searched around the internet for more information. Mason bees are solitary, unlike a honey or bumble bee, and they don’t produce any honey or wax. But they are great for pollinating gardens and rarely sting.

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Dad’s Camaro and the BC Classic and Custom Car Show

My dad's 1967 Chevy Camaro at the car show

We were kids when “The Banshee” rolled into our lives. My sister, practically a baby. It was 1998 when my dad bought the 67 Chevy Camaro. It belonged to his brother, my uncle Ed.

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Homemade Dandelion Jelly

Homemade organic dandelion jelly

It’s been two months since my last post, and even that was a throw back. The fact of the matter is, I haven’t been getting up to much. Work, spring cleaning, nothing worth sharing. But sometimes that’s life right? Not always an exciting adventure.

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Oregon Coast Motorcycle Roadtrip

Exploring Fort Stevens State Parks ship wreck on the motorcycle road trip

Since my return home from my Caribbean holiday I’ve been feeling like I’ve been living at work. I have had enough time to eat and sleep and then do it all over again. So exploring or getting up to anything crafty has been put on the back burner the last couple of weeks. Even the housework is starting to mount up.

So I thought I could share with you my adventure down the Oregon coast on my little Yamaha SR400 from a few years back.

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Last Minute Winter Escape to Guadeloupe

Escaping winter to Guadeloupe in the Caribbean

When a friend of mine called from the Caribbean, where he was visiting family, the last thing I expected was an invite to join. He had found a cheap flight (not common!) and wanted some company to explore the island with. At first I said no. I mean how can you just drop everything and hop on a plane to a tropical island? But the more I thought about it, the simpler the decision was becoming.

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Cheese Free Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Cheese free mac 'n' cheese with a salad

I’ve been thinking a lot about mac ‘n’ cheese. Maybe it’s the grey days that makes me crave such a comfort food. Or maybe it’s the fact that I can’t remember the last time I ate it. For many years now I have tried many different diets. Vegetarian, vegan, ovo-vegetarian, raw, elimination… The list goes on. And all in the name of health.

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Custom Handmade Leather Tooled Quiver

Custom handmade leather tooled quiver

A while before Christmas, my friend Kris contacted me. He asked if I would be interested in making a leather quiver. A gift for him to give to his girlfriend Loni. I said “of course!”. I have already made a quiver for myself and kept the pattern I had made. So I didn’t think it would be much trouble.

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Freestyle Archery in Grand Forks

Archery target practice

The snow had started falling the previous day and I had been watching the road conditions. It sounded like the highway home was pretty slippery so I decided to put off the journey for one more day. With the extra time, Loni and I thought we should go out for some target practice.

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