published in Beauty, Dreams/Goals, Gratitude, Inspiration, Writing by Maryanne | June 19, 2018

Mill Bay Bonanza – Writer’s Paradise Found

 

The view out my front door in Mill Bay

“Each life needs its own quiet place.”

– Melody Beattie

Well, I sure hit the jackpot on this rental! 

Wowsa woo…I have landed in a writer’s paradise, my friends. My temporary home in the retirement community (50+ so I just squeaked in!) of Arbutus Ridge in Mill Bay is not only beautiful, it is beyond quiet. Hooray!

Mill Bay is 40 minutes north of Victoria, BC (on Vancouver Island).

I suspect I am one of the younger residents and that suits me & Sadie just fine for a summer of writing.

My backyard backs onto the 7th hole of the golf course:

We arrived on Friday morning and within 30 seconds of getting out of the car, Sadie vanished from the back yard…gone. I raced around, calling her name and wondering where the heck a senior retriever could have disappeared to – so fast. Silly me. A moment later, Sadie saunters back into the yard – from the golf course, of course – stolen golf ball in mouth. Proud as a peacock, she drops the ball at my feet. Oh boy.

 

Sadie not nearly as impressed with her stuffie as a golf ball

On a happier note, there is a pool in the Village Centre!

I am thankful to be able to stay here for three & a half months – which is a record for me, of late 🙂

How is your summer shaping up? 

I will be focusing on getting some larger writing projects finished over the summer, so you may not hear from me as often. But I will whip up a WWOW blog every now & then.

Take care, stay safe and have a wonderful summer!

“Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.”

– Rumi

Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow’s Awakening, the playwright of Saviour and the screenwriter of God’s Country. Maryanne is CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. If you would like to receive her regular weekly blog, please sign up here. As a thank you, you’ll receive a short but saucy e-book entitled, Dive into this Chicago Deep Dish – Ten Bite-Sized Steps for a Yummier Slice of Life.

 

6 Comments

  1. Kathleen Wilson on June 20th, 2018 at 10:14 am:

    Looks awesome MA! Enjoy your summer!

  2. Theresa on June 20th, 2018 at 3:14 pm:

    You sure hit the jackpot! Enjoy the tranquility.

  3. Maryanne on June 20th, 2018 at 3:57 pm:

    Thanks T…will do! Hope you are enjoying your summer so far and getting out for some great hikes!
    MA

  4. Maryanne on June 20th, 2018 at 3:57 pm:

    Will do, Kathleen…you, too! Happy gardening 🙂
    ma

  5. Glynis McGarva on June 22nd, 2018 at 4:54 pm:

    Hi Maryanne — we must get together this summer — Pat lives at the south end of Duncan, so that’s not far from you and Sadie — we’re off to Calgary this next week on his Harley — then I will be in Ottawa mid-July — will contact you after that — I love the way you are living your life these days! Ciao, Glynis

  6. Maryanne on June 26th, 2018 at 12:03 pm:

    Sounds great, Glynis…I look forward to seeing you this summer!!
    Maryanne

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