A Day at the Fair

Its been a while since my last entry, a lot has happened mainly we moved to Powell River BC on September 6th 2018.  There is so much to see and do, the town is situated on BC’s far west coast and has expansive views of the ocean.  We live in the area known as Cranberry…

Tea in the Garden; Tea Wares

I really enjoy sharing these books with you!  Tea in the garden: Tea Wares is my 9th book available to download from iTunes. http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1371040989 Tea in the Garden: Tea Wares is a detailed insight to the ceramics industry focusing on the historical aspects of tea wares.  From the toy sets for children’s tea parties to the…

Tea in the Garden: a Tea “four” the Seasons

I am pleased to announce my new book is now ready!  This book is about the relationship plants have with the universe.  The moon, sun and planets are all connected to life on earth.  The book explores the concept of time, especially the fascinating ways people kept time, time is something we take for granted…

Tea in the Garden: Herbs, Teas & Tisanes

I really enjoyed writing my 6th book about the ancient world of herbs.  Herbs and medicinal plants are very fascinating, the research showed me all kinds of uses for plants I thought were just pretty garden flowers.  Many of the plants mentioned in the book are poisonous and have a dark side going back to…

Tea Leaves & Cherry Blossoms

My new book is now available, it is called Tea in the Garden: Tea Leaves and Cherry Blossoms. The book provides a glimpse into the enchanting world of the Japanese tea culture and especially the pretty sakura.  Sakura is Japanese for cherry blossom!  Japan is famous for its green teas and the book looks at…

Tea in the Garden: Tea, Bulbs and Blooms

I had so much fun writing my 4th iTunes Book, it really spoke to my two passions: tea and gardening!  Tea in the Garden: Tea, Bulbs and Blooms looks at the teas we drink and the plants we enjoy from the perspective of how plants grow.  With spring planting upon us, my book talks about the…

Tea in the Garden: The Exotics

My 3rd book is complete and available at the following link to iTunes books downloads.  All my books show a connection between the tea we love to drink and the flowers we proudly grow in our gardens.  Book one is Tea in the Garden:  Tea and Flowers, Book two is Tea in the Garden: Tea…

Speaking at UBC Botanical Gardens

I was recently invited to speak at the F.O.G.S. meeting at the University of British Columbia, F.O.G.S. stands for Friends of the Garden Society, a dedicated group of people who tend to and study the amazing flora and fauna growing at the UBC Botanical Gardens. With much enthusiasm I gave my presentation called “Teas from…