I’m getting ready for a summer kayak trip. Flashlights are always on the packing list. This is not an overabundant collection. I did have to recycle my beloved purple flashlight recently though. I left the batteries in it too long and they exploded. Despite many attempts to clean it out […] Read More

Summer Shoes

I have a lot of collections in my bedroom closet. Aside from flip flops, there are the summer shoes. Sandals, canvas slip ons, flats and wedges. Some suitable for work, some for dress. Some reminiscent of trips: to New York, to India. The latter ones I never really wear, but […] Read More

Flip Flops

  We used to call these summer shoes thongs, but of course that term has been usurped. I’m a flip flop fanatic and wear them all summer long. That has resulted in flat feet and plantar facsiitis on occasion. I have flip flops for all purposes and in all colours. […] Read More


I have a lifetime supply of slippers. My Dad knew I liked the old school knitted slippers and used to buy them from an elderly woman who lived nearby. He bought me a big bag of them at one point as she was hinting that this was likely the last […] Read More


I have a sizeable belt collection. Some of them didn’t even reach around my waist anymore, until recently when I’ve shed some unwanted pounds. I was happy I’d hung onto them then. Once again, some of these wearable collectibles have stories to tell. A few of them were made by […] Read More


I cleaned out the bottom of my closet recently. The seasons are changing, so it was time to put away the boots and bring in the summer sandals. I have a bit of a shoe thing. I blame it on an early job I had at Geddes Boot Shop in […] Read More


Each time I go home for a visit, I bring back some of the collections that I’ve been storing at Mom and Dad’s. I cleared out a pile of records a few years ago, but there were still some there, along with a stack of 45s. I was intending to […] Read More