Merrilyn Huycke

Perfect memories of the most perfect place

Our perfect place is Flores Island, off the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Surviving the bouts of artistic angst

I am working my way through the new Susan Allison mural, do stop by and have a look.

Confessions of a procrastinator

I have a confession. I am a gold medal winning, first class procrastinator.

Gardening feeds the body and soul

For the next week or so, I am watering my friend’s garden while she is away for a break.

Blessings to those who share their spirit with us

I believe that everyone has one highly unusual character in their life that you can never forget.

Whether it’s cool or not, folks are folks

In the middle of my feelings of superiority, a parade of images from my past floated across my sight line.

Recognize dignity and humanity

He was an unassuming man who had been in poor health most of his life and had dealt with many challenges.

Spring sneaks up and so does the cleaning

Merrilyn discusses how she found out that nature hates a vacuum as does she.

A senior’s view on shopping local

Merrilyn provides a senior's view on shopping locally.

The companionship of music

Merrilyn has been thinking about music these days.

A good long look at Big Sky Country

Merrilyn reminices about Saskatchewan—"there is a part in my genetic memory that tugs at my heart."

Becoming a winter recreation convert

For the past couple of months, I have been participating in a program here in Princeton called Active Winter Women.

Asia recommended ~ take your spirit of adventure

When we arrived in Vancouver on Mother’s Day (again) it was sunny and warm.

One last big adventure before our return

Our last big adventure before returning to Canada was to visit Shanghai and Expo 2010.

Becoming comfortable in our environment

By May 4 when we left for Shanghai, I was beginning to realize the enormity of our adventure.

Coming down the home stretch after stripping in the metal detector

By now you may be wondering why we took such a convoluted journey through Southeast Asia.

A day of reflection ~ Cambodia captures my heart

In retrospect, I see that everything afterward appeared different to me. Merrilyn continues with the tales of her journey.

The experience that became the turning point during our journey

Merrilyn shares an experience that became the turning point for her as her group continued on their journey.

Travelling through Tet celebration results in bribery

From Ho Chi Minh on to Vietnam and a bus trip to Cambodia with Merrilyn Huycke.

Experiencing China ~ Do not hesitate when crossing the street

Merrilyn shares her experiences while visiting China.