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Home is Where You…

Sadie in woods

Home is Where You Put Your Primulas


Patio with primulas at Bowser VRBO

“Let your home be your mast and not your anchor.”

– Kahlil Gibran

Hallo & I hope you’ve had a good week! 

Being a gypsy (for another few weeks), I have changed homes yet again…the fancy VRBO in The Truman Show development in Qualicum Bay was so February 🙂

A new month, a new VRBO…this time, I’m in a sweet little suite in Bowser (about 1/2 hour north of Parksville on Vancouver Island). It’s a cozy place – just a kitchen/living room, bedroom & bathroom. Truth be told, the simplicity is soothing and seems to be what I need right now.

There is a large fenced yard, which Sadie is enjoying, and we are steps from a fabulous forest walk. And the price, shall we say, is right!

Now that the hullabaloo of purchasing the new home & new car has settled down, we are happily hunkered down in our tiny temporary home, writing and working to our heart’s content (okay, I’m writing; she’s healing).

Eighteen months of being without a home in the conventional sense has taught me that “home” is where I put my primulas…it’s where I am at any given time versus where all my stuff is stored. As grateful and excited as I am to be moving into my own place again at the end of the month, my time as a gypsy has reminded me that a house is not necessarily meant to be an anchor, chaining us to one spot. It’s also a place to return to.

“When you’re safe at home, you wish you were having an adventure; when you’re having an adventure, you wish you were safe at home.”

– Thornton Wilder

Here are a few photos of my Bowser home & surrounds:

My mobile office


Sadie on Lighthouse Trail


We still have snow on Vancouver Island

 Take care & have a wonderful week…wherever you are!

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.

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