I am a writer/bookstore co-owner/mother/grandmother who lives in Southern New Brunswick, Canada.  I started this blog as a way of keeping my writing skills sharp – little did I know how much fun it would be!  I have met amazing people online – many have become friends.  My blog is a mix of a little bit of everything – memories, everyday life, rants, cooking and gardening, to name a few.  To learn more about me, please read this post: https://writerwoman61.wordpress.com/2010/06/21/its-all-about-me/

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43 responses to “About

  1. Aunt Judy

    Dear Wendy, You have warmed my heart with your wonderful writing. I’m trying to figure out how I could share these with Don & Dixie Hone. They are not on facebook but they are on email. Thanks for sharing. Love, Aunt Judy
    Oh also Aunt Jerry is only on email.

  2. Hi Aunt Judy:

    You could send them this link:


    Then they can come to the blog and put in their e-mail address (“Email subscription” right under picture at top right), and they’ll get an e-mail every time I post a new entry in the blog.


  3. Christine Rice wrote a nice piece on her desire to write a memoir. She asks us to respond to her questions. I did and thought it’d be fun to get a bunch of us responding to her questions. I’d sure like to hear what you and others have to say. Do you mind reading it and commenting if the mood suits?

  4. Thanks, Nancy…done…


  5. I found your blog via another blog and have enjoyed your posts. I am also delighted to find another creative blogger with such diverse interests.

  6. Kimberly Whitman

    I have a copy of Lucile that I am trying to find the value of and maybe a buyer. If you send me an email I can reply with pictures of the one I have.

    Kimberly Whitman

  7. Hi. I’m new to your blog, via Jane (just call me Jane). What a nice place this is! And may I ask – what is that image in your header?

    (By the way, I’ve been waiting for laundry to fold itself for nearly 19 years. Still waiting… so I’ve gone the way of laundry art installations, also know as two chairs heaped with clean clothes. Ah, the advantages of boys. They don’t care about wrinkles.)

  8. I’ve recently started a blog too – it’s so much fun to write and to meet people far and wide! I loved your top 10 songs – many of them resonate!

  9. Hippie Cahier

    Hi Wendy….

    I tagged Oma and Todd and figured one or both will tag you, but I’m going to do so as well.

    Tag! The questions are over at the Cahier. 🙂

    P.S. Great musicians over there —–>

    HC, International Woman of Mystery.

  10. I didn’t know you were in New Brunswick. I’m in PEI. Let’s meet on the bridge sometime.



    • That’s cool, Charles! We often vacation on the Island…in fact, my Christmas present from Jim is a long weekend getaway some time before “high season.” Our favourite place to stay is near North Rustico (Dreamweavers Cottages). I’ll certainly send you an e-mail when we have a date! Wendy

  11. Just got your message. I’d be honoured! Happy Blogiversary!

  12. harrythehandyman

    hi wendy , i like your blog and will be back again , but a bit of advice that you will get from the experts on the forum also , the TOTAL number of categories and tags should be 9 or 10 ( more is not better as timethief says ) the search engines tend to look at it as spamming.

    also installing the ” read more ” button in the posts saves scrolling the front page , if they like what they read they can click the button.

    hope you dont mind this comment , harry

    • Thank you for your comments, Harry…I’ll take your advice in the spirit it was given! I’ll try to find out how to put the “Read More” button in… I’ll probably leave my categories and tags alone…I really don’t think a lot of people find me that way anyway! I’ll check out your place too! Wendy

  13. harrythehandyman

    ok wendy , its just that you would get more readers if you did it , because a lot of your posts are being ignored by goggle,yahoo and the other search engines , harry

  14. Congratulations for your blog. Your posts are very interesting.

  15. Hi Wendy!
    Greetings and congratulations!

    Just wanted you to know, I’ve just bestowed upon you the Kreativ Blogger Award. You can visit my blog to see why!

  16. I’ve been reading your blog for a few months and I’m not really sure why it didn’t occur to me until now, but I think I missed going into your store by about >< that much last summer. My boyfriend and I were on a cruise that stopped in Saint John's for a day (it was our first cruise ever, and let's say it was a good thing there was a stop every day!). Neither one of us can visit a new place without looking for bookstores, so we poked around, and although we came very close to your street, I don't think we walked down it. Drat! We found some stores but nothing really satisfied us. I think yours is the store we should have been looking for! 🙂

    As it was, between a couple of stores in Boston, Newport and Halifax, we both went home with 8-10 'new' books apiece.

    Congrats on the Freshly Pressed three-peat! 🙂

    • That’s neat, limr…I hope you’ll seek us out if you’re ever in Saint John again! I used to sell cruises for a national travel agency, so I know a fair bit about the cruise business too! My dad and I have a joke about the cruise ship passengers…we call those few that find us “the escapees” because they were brave enough to venture off the beaten path, and didn’t get roped into the shore excursions! If we’re lucky, we get a couple off of each ship! Freshly Pressed is always fun…just getting around to visiting new people who commented today (because 50+ blogs isn’t quite enough for me to follow!)… Glad you commented…I see you over at Clay’s place, too! Wendy

  17. Thinking about you … hope you and your family are doing well.

  18. Hi Wendy! Just thought I would stop by and say, “Hi!” Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Vickie

  19. The professor sends his greetings!

  20. James Wiley

    Wendy, I have been looking for a copy of the 1959 Better Homes CookBook. I am so sorry I updated my copy and sold the old one in a yard sale. Would you please send me a copy of the brownie recipe. I have been looking for it ever since I discovered it was missing from the newer book. I enjoyed melting the unsweetened chocolate in the double burner pot and would love to cook my wife the recipe that was my childhood favorite. James majabnwiley@earthlink.net

  21. GRV

    Dear Wendy,
    Trust you’re doing absolutely fine.
    First of all your blogs are really insighyful and thoughtful to read, great work.

    Well, I came across your blog when I was searching on Life in Saint john NB, as I am a newcomer to Canada living in Brampton, ON for past 6 months and now got an opportunity to work for a reputed IT org in Saint john so was researching on how it would be to live & work over there, We are a family of 3 (have a small kid 3 yrs old) and cant really make out as to how it would be in terms of schooling & health care services.
    It would be really great if you can guide me on life in saint john, what to expect and what not, cost of living etc.
    btw what is the best place to stay in Saint john.
    Really appreciate your any kind of help and support.
    Thanks in advance.

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