I am a 50-something Canadian gal who has chosen to settle in Calgary – at least for the time being. I have four grown children and I live with Tom, my main squeeze and chief houseboy.
I grew up in northern British Columbia, tramping through the bush and communing with birds and trees. I do miss the quiet and solitude of that kind of life, but for now we are staying where the children and grandbabies are. Even so, I am a Nature Girl still. You can take the girl out of the country, but, well… you know.
My education is in computers and I am currently working downtown, on contract with one of Canada’s major natural gas companies in their web department. One of my main hobbies is researching data on a particular ancient civilization. Another is researching my family tree, particularly the Kirkpatrick part of it. And lately I have grown extremely interested in “urban homesteading.” So, this blog will be all about these interests and friends and family and good times.
By the way, in case you’re wondering, I took the picture in the header in Scotland in 2008. It had been raining a lot, but this morning dawned clean and misty and beautiful. I managed to snap what turned out to be probably the best photo of the trip!