The truth is, I am neither a City girl nor a Country girl. I am a Town girl, a small town girl (I only wish I were small). I was raised in the Suburbs. But I love the three small towns I have lived in since, because they have sustained me with both community and privacy. In this world, it's no small feat to feel, at once, safe and free. This is what Canada is. But, even more for me, this is what a small town in Canada does. So as I share my life and home, published and unpublished, I am aware of the fact that this is simply a corner, a glimpse, a moment in time, a place I want to be, or revisit, and I hope to find you in my community too.
The photo above was taken for a feature in Canadian House and Home. It is an honest picture because everything in it was in our shed at the River's edge. It may look like country living but it's small town living. In the photos below, you can see that from our back door, my kids could fish, canoe and skate on the pond. From my front door, I could walk to Starbucks, shops, restaurants, the library, the curling club, a Church and the Skating Arena.