Bookmark and Share   Jan. 2, 2019   Vol. 10 Week 1 Issue 495

home healthcare strives to improve quality of life

16702295617_46f97b5fd8_kMichael Ibrahim, is the owner of Pharmasave Michael's Pharmacy and Michael's Home Healthcare, both are located in the plaza on Bayfield Main Street S. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)  

The Bayfield Breeze recently conducted the following Q&A with the folks at Michael’s Home Healthcare to learn how the business has evolved since first opening in the summer of 2015.

What is the mission of Michael’s Home Health Care?

Michael’s Home Healthcare offers the access and support to participate in life, home and community.  We are a supportive source for products required in order to remain home while aging and/or healing from an injury. We strive to improve the quality of life of our customers.

What has the feedback been from the community with regards to Michael’s Home Health Care since opening in 2015?

The local and surrounding community is pleased to have an extended healthcare resource available. Michael's valued customers appreciate the same level of service and professionalism that they have experienced with the Pharmacy staff. They are happy to learn that a local delivery service is also available. Locals and visitors alike also find the services convenient for forgotten medical items or unforeseen circumstances.

Since opening just over three years ago has your perspective changed as to what the needs of the community are from their inquiries and requests?

We have seen an increase in community members renting mobility and healthcare items for post-operative hip, knee and heart surgery.

We also work closely with area Occupational Therapists to provide mobility aids, mainly roller walkers that are covered by the Assistive Device Program.

Have you started carrying any new products or providing different services due to these inquiries or requests?

We started carrying an inventory of replacement CPAP parts as CPAP machine parts are easily forgotten when packing or they break down at the most inconvenient times, like when on holidays.

We also added a line of premium lift chairs and motorized scooters to our inventory.

Are there any special services that Michael’s Home Health Care provides?

• Michael's Home Healthcare offers professional treatment and care for Sleep Apnea and CPAP machines with our onsite Respiratory Therapist. We offer treatment for people who snore. We offer free monthly trials of CPAP machines. All of our maintenance, pressure changes and adjustments, monitoring and reading services are complimentary

• We offer a comprehensive rental program. Some equipment may be required only during recovery, for visiting guests or vacationers. Some customers even choose to rent a product for a trial to see if it will serve their needs. Last year, we helped a visitor with compromised mobility enjoy her week holiday in Bayfield. She wanted to be able to reach the beach and enjoy outdoor time with her family and friends but rest when she needed. Together, we chose for her to rent a Fusion. This lightweight roller walker converts to a transport wheel chair with a simple flip of a handle. She was able to walk to the beach and play areas but sit down and rest on it or have someone transport her safely back if she grew too tired.

• Our community extended services include monthly appointments with Shannon McClenaghan, Bayfield Hearing Clinic.

Do you offer rental options for walkers, wheelchairs etc.?

Most home health products are rented weekly or for up to four weeks. Customers are welcome to come into the store and we will assist them with the right fit and the right product. Prior to surgery, hip and knee replacement patients are given a list of home health aides they will find useful for use in their home during recovery. If a customer knows when an upcoming surgery will be, we can choose the products, complete measurements and reserve them prior or have them delivered locally on their return home.

What products do you carry in the store that you would most like to make our readers aware of?

• Mobility Aids: walkers, scooters, wheelchairs, canes and accessories
• CPAP and accessories
• Health and Wellness: compression stockings, Ostomy supplies, beds, and pillows
• Home care Aids for Home: Bathroom and kitchen; power seats, bath lifts, bath benches, toilet seats and grab bars
• Sport and Therapeutic braces

What are the current days open and hours of operation?

Michael’s Home Healthcare is currently open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. If Home Healthcare is not open, staff is available to help during Pharmacy hours. Appointments with our Respiratory Therapist are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays by calling the store.

People are welcome to contact Michael's for all of their wellness needs at 2 Main Street in Bayfield. Please contact 519 565-4457 or email They can also visit their Goderich pharmacy location at 181 Cambria Road North or call 519 524-2243.

 "Doodles" benefit rescues and shelters everywhere  

BauerBauer "doodled" by artist, Judy Roth.

Since closing her Main Street store, JMR Collections, in Bayfield, Judy Roth has been doodling crazy, but all for a good reason. A very sad reason but one she hopes is making a small difference.

Roth became fast friends with a woman named, Brenda, and her daughter, Carrissa, after meeting them this summer. Roth explained that they were both a huge support to her when after 10 years she decided it was time to close her store.

“In July and August, they volunteered almost every weekend as the closing was near. Brenda dropped in almost every day to work in the store or to check and see if anything was needed. She brought vegetables from her garden to give away. She’d also bring her dogs with her (the oldest dog passed in June) including, her rescue dog, Poppie and her new puppy, Daisy!” said Roth.

Roth added that sadly in October, Brenda was diagnosed with liver and bone cancer and is now no longer able to take care of Daisy. Roth, and her husband, Ken, were honored to be asked to adopt this amazing dog.

“We wanted to give back in some way, so with the love Brenda has for animals the doodles were inspired,” said Roth. “For a donation to your choice of animal rescue/shelter of $20 (or more), you will receive an original doodle that I will create for you.”

The doodles start with a sketch inspired from a supplied photo and then is digitally enhanced. These doodles are perfect for sharing or printing as the quality is great for a 12” square on canvas.

The Roths originally set a goal of $500 and as of this date they have passed this goal and look forward to setting a new one. So far, dogs in shelters/rescues in Ontario, USA and even in Thailand have been donated to. No money is handled, all who wish to participate should donate directly to their organization of choice.

“Brenda is very happy when told about the contributions being made for the dogs. She has cared for many dogs and cats over the years and so we have recently added donations for cats as well as dogs for doodling,” Roth explained.

According to Roth, Brenda will be in the hospital thru Christmas and then moved to hospice in the New Year. She has a small, older Pomeranian that needs to be fostered or given to a “furever” home. Please contact The JMR Collections on Facebook or WhoodleDoodles on Instagram if there is an interest. Instagram is also the place to go to see more doodles.

“Thank you all for your wonderful support. Please share. Let’s see how many dogs, and cats, we can help and smiles we can give to Brenda. Let’s make a difference together,” concluded Roth.


on vacation 

Editor's note: The Bayfield Breeze will be publishing hiatus issues from now until Jan. 9. Thank you to all who met the earlier deadline so that these upcoming editions would be possible. The Bayfield Breeze will be back live on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Deadline for submissions for that issue will be Jan. 13 at 4 p.m.


January 7 is a date that many local residents may wish to attend a meeting of Bluewater Council as both the Bayfield Facilities Initiative Team (BFIT) and the consultant charged with reviewing the future of the Bayfield Arena and Community Centre will be on the agenda to make presentations.

BFIT will be presenting its Business Plan for a Public-Private Partnership to Council that evening. Monteith and Brown will also present its final report to Council.

“It will be a big night for BFIT and the community,” said Sandy Scotchmer, of BFIT. “Of course, we may not get a resolution at this meeting, it may go to the next council meeting to allow more time for review by councilors.”


Hockey fans will be able to watch a couple of games early in the New Year.

The Relics have home ice advantage against the Stephen Township Oldtimers on Jan. 2 starting at 8:30 p.m. Please note there will not be a game on Jan. 9.

The Bayfield Relics are an Oldtimers Hockey Team that was founded in 1987. Their home ice is the Bayfield Arena. The Relics play their season schedule versus teams from Huron and Middlesex Counties.

In additon, Bayfield 50+ will host Exeter 50+ on Thursday, Jan. 3 starting at 8 p.m.

 Construction Update 

Recently people have been inquiring of the Bayfield Breeze a status report on the construction of the Tim Horton’s Restaurant, Convenience Store and Gas Station currently under construction on the southern edge of the village.

The Breeze Editor contacted Bayfield Ward Councilor Bill Whetstone who in turn asked for an update from Bluewater’s Chief Building Official.

The following information was gleaned from these inquiries: it would appear that an expected completion date for the project is now April 2019.

As of late December it appeared that the project had been rather slow to progress but indeed work was being done. The site was being dewatered so that fuel and grey water tanks could be installed with the underground servicing. It is believed that framing should commence after the holiday season is over.


The engraved pavers in Clan Gregor Square are a reminder of how great area residents and visitors are when it comes to supporting such projects as the Playground and the Splash Pad. People often ask if they can add an engraved brick to the path. Members of the Bayfield Optimist Club have learned that this may indeed be possible in the Spring of 2019.

They may have the opportunity to add some “In Memoriam” stones for loved ones with the work being done on site in the spring using the same three brick sizes that are already installed around the Splash Pad. The cost of these engraved bricks will vary depending on the size, printing and quantity of bricks to be engraved at that time.

Anyone with an interest in adding a brick can contact Mike Dixon via email at or by calling 519 955-5254 for further information.


Dianne Brandon, Carrie and Ava Sabourin would like to remind everyone preparing for holiday gatherings that their tradition of collecting empties for Alzheimer's Disease is continuing this year.

The trio will be participating in the Huron County 2018 Walk for Memories in May of 2019 and are now collecting donations for the cause.

It is, of course, hoped that everyone will celebrate responsibly this festive season and when doing so plan to donate the empty beer bottles and cans; wine and liquor bottles to their team, “For the Love of Elane and Doris”. After living with Alzheimer’s, Elane Brandon, Sabourin’s grandmother died in April 2015 while Doris Schilbe, Dianne’s mother died in August of 2014.

Empties may be dropped off at Brandon's Hardware in Bayfield, or picked up anytime, just call Brandon’s Hardware at 519 525-8884. Empties may also be dropped off at Bayfield Convenience in their names


One of the most anticipated events of the New Year is the annual Winter Walk hosted by the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA). This year the walk held on the Varna Nature Trails is set for Jan. 12.

The Winter Walk that starts at 11 a.m. provides occasion to breathe fresh air, explore a local trail, meet community members and get moving into 2019. The Winter Walk is hosted at the Varna Complex 1 KM West of Varna. Guided hikes are led between 11 a.m. and noon along the Mavis Trail or Taylor Trail. Participants are asked to arrive by 10:45 a.m. for the 11 a.m. start and to dress appropriately with hiking boots, as the trails may be slippery.

Following the hikes, everyone is invited to warm up indoors with cider and a light lunch. This is also a great opportunity for people to renew their BRVTA membership! Everyone welcome.

The hike leaders will be: Dave MacLaren, 519 565-5480; Peter Jeffers, 519 933-4555 and Roger Lewington, 519 565-2202.

In Memoriam

GeorgeandMaryMary Wood and George Rich  

Tragically on Tuesday, Dec. 25th, George Edward Rich, 72, and his life partner of 50 years, Mary Margaret Wood, 69, of RR#2 Bayfield passed away in a car accident along with their beloved dog Buddy. They leave behind their only child Amanda Rich, of Clinton and her partner Gordon Ross, of Big Bay. George is survived by his siblings Warren and Evelyn Rich, of Belgrave; Ruth and Keith Brighton, of Kitchener; Darlene and Todd Millin, of Font Hill and Ken and Sheila Rich, of Fordwich. Mary is survived by her siblings Jack and Mirjam Wood. of Windsor; Bill and Lynn Wood, of Drayton; Pam Wood and Paul Riemens, of Harley; Paco Hernandez, of Toronto and Sandy Mayman, of Kenora. George and Mary were also loved by several nieces and nephews and many friends. George is predeceased by his parents Ed and Kay Rich. Mary is predeceased by her parents Bill and Marion Wood, sister Barbara Hernandez, brother Rick Wood and sister-in-law Sharon Wood. Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to celebrate both of their lives on Friday, Jan. 4. Come and go between 2-6 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Clinton Branch No. 140 (95 Kirk St.) As expressions of sympathy please consider a memorial donation to the Pioneer Park Association, the ALS Society, or an animal rescue charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Falconer Funeral Homes, Clinton. Condolences may be placed at



bafht adds dementia support to growing list of services 

Randy C-REVISEDRandy Chapman (Submitted photo)

Patients of the Bluewater Family Health Team (BAFHT) with concerns about memory loss and dementia can meet one-on-one with Family Support Counselor, Randy Chapman at the clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Chapman who received his Bachelor of Social Work degree from King’s College University in London, ON is based with The Alzheimer Society of Huron County.

Services provided include memory testing, education and training, general support and counseling by appointment. Referrals are also made to community services such as OneCare, the Adult Day Program, Meals on Wheels, Easy Ride and many others.

Dementia affects people in many different ways and Chapman can develop care plans to suit individual needs. Support material includes a lending library for patients to take home books to read and DVDs to watch. He can also help patients connect with Medic Alert, Safely Home and the Wandering Registry.

Another service is the Just for You Volunteer Companion Program which provides a companion for the patient and provides respite for the care partner.

Please call, 519 236-4413 to set up an appointment with Chapman.

Flu arrived in county just in time for Christmas 

The Huron County Health Unit (HCHU) has been notified of the first laboratory-confirmed case of influenza in Huron County for the 2018-19 flu season. (Press release dated Dec. 20)

“Residents can protect themselves from the flu by getting their flu shot, washing their hands frequently and staying home if they are sick,” said Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Maarten Bokhout.

Free flu shots are still available at many pharmacies and healthcare provider offices across Huron County.

Flu is a highly contagious viral infection of the nose, throat, and lungs. It causes sudden fever, sore throat, chills, dry cough, headache, muscle aches, and fatigue. Most people who get the flu are sick for two to seven days, but can feel tired and weak for up to two weeks. In some cases, the cough can also last for weeks.

In seniors and people with chronic health problems, such as lung or heart disease or diabetes, flu can lead to complications such as pneumonia.

Flu spreads very easily from person to person in tiny droplets from the nose and throat. To reduce the risk, you should:

• Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and hot water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm.
• Stay home if you’re sick.
• Frequently clean commonly touched surfaces such as keyboards, doorknobs, and countertops.
• Get your flu shot.

For more information about the flu, including where to get the flu shot, visit or call 1-877-837-6143 Ext. 2329.


bluewater news

The office of the Municipality of Bluewater Council has submitted the following to the Bayfield Breeze as highlights of their regular meeting of council held on Dec. 17.

• Adopted the 2019 Council Calendar. Bluewater Council will meet for two council meetings a month, with planning matters primarily scheduled for the first meeting. Council meetings will now start at 6:30 p.m.
• Prohibited cannabis retail stores in the Municipality of Bluewater
• Directed staff to send correspondence to all shoreline associations advising that the new draft updated Shoreline Management Plan from the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) is available for public comment, and further that Council requests that the public copy Bluewater Council on their written comments to ABCA by the deadline of Jan. 25. The draft plan is available online at or or 
• Adopted a Workplace Health and Safety Policy
• Directed staff to bring forward a report on the short and long term plans and opportunities between Bruce Power and the Municipality of Bluewater


Home4Good would like to announce changes to their Shopping Buddy Program with the regretful closure of the Nip ‘N Tuck which offered grocery delivery in Bayfield over the past few months.

To fill this need Home4Good is recruiting shopping buddies willing to partner with a senior and either take them shopping and/or pick up their groceries. Call Leslie at 519 955-1531 for information about being a buddy or getting a buddy.

Home4Good shopping buddies will take seniors shopping (or pick up shopping for them) at least once a month but not more than once a week. They are screened volunteers, and will probably be doing their own errands as they help others.

The Home4Good Info Hub operates on the first Monday of the month at the Bayfield Public Library from 1-3 p.m.

The Hub helps seniors in the Bayfield area find local community services, resources and supports. Volunteers will assist in finding relevant information for daily living, overall health and wellbeing. At any other time of the month should people have concerns or questions they are welcome to approach library staff who will refer inquiries to Hub volunteers.

To learn more visit:


The Friends of the Bayfield Library (FOBL) would like to invite all in the community to join them in a lively discussion on a variety of social topics over a cup of a hot brew.

“Coffee & Conversation” will be held at the Bayfield Public Library every Wednesday until March from 2-3:30 p.m.

This is a great opportunity for people to meet their neighbors, learn about the village and share their know how with others.





Volume 10

There are countless photographs of people in the Bayfield Historical Society’s Archives collection, but sadly their names were never recorded. In this section we will showcase an image with the hopes that one of our subscribers might be able to identify the individual(s) in the photo. Please email your information to the Editor’s attention at the address listed near the bottom of the page in “Submissions” or you can email the archivist directly at or click on the image and make a comment on Flickr. 

Editor's Note: We are now adding the archive's code to the information supplied with the photographs so that if anyone would like to learn more from the Bayfield Archives about certain pictures they can use the code to make the process easier. 

This week, we share an image recorded to be of Thomas Heard, Mrs. (Wm) Ellen Howard (Uncle of Harry Baker) and David Howard circa 1900s. (Archives Code: PB12 10)

PB12 10 Thomas Heard, Mrs (Wm) Ellen Howard uncle of Harry Baker, David Howard c1900s 

Make your on any image and it will take you to Flickr.



 PB10054 PC Young girls c1920

In Issue 493, we feature an image of three young girls taken in the 1920s. Does anyone remember them? (Archives Code: PB10054 PC)



PB12 7a Harry Young and wife Annie Eagleson related to Emerson Heard c1900s 

In Issue 494, a picture taken around 1900 of Harry Young and his wife, Annie Eagleson and their family. The records note that they are related to Emerson Heard. Does anyone remember them? (Archives Code: PB12 7a)



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42047394972_7e7e4a7316_kMay 16 - Issue 462 - BACPA - FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD AND PLENTY OF DRINK TOO: The Bayfield Arena was transformed from rink to a charming, albeit large, bistro for the third annual Bayfield Beer and Food Festival. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)  

41563910274_9517d13e93_bMay 23 - Issue 463 -BAYFIELD OPTIMIST CLUB - RIVER A SEA OF YELLOW DURING RACE: Charlie Greidanus helped load and unload the launcher while young, Kevin Steinson was given the honor of releasing the pin to set the ducks free. (Photo by Gary Lloyd-Rees)  

42051060985_36b5960919_kJune 27 - Issue 468 - BAYFIELD CONCERT SERIES - UNAPOLOGETICALLY CANADIAN AND QUINTESSENTIALLY BRITISH VOICES UNITE ON THE TOWN HALL STAGE: What happens when you put a local real estate guru, a sandwich chef, a young upstart, the first Canadian Idol and a British bloke with a love for jazz together on a stage for one night only? Something pretty darn wonderful that’s what. And those lucky enough to have tickets to hear Ryan Malcolm and Richard Hadfield sing at the Bayfield Town Hall on Thursday, June 21 would know doubt agree. From l-r: Robert Whyte, Ryan Malcolm, Rick Lobb, Richard Hadfield and Justin Evans. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)  

28224535427_3f0456278f_kJuly 4 - Issue 469 - BAYFIELD TOWN HALL - JUST ONE MORE SONG! JUST ONE MORE SONG!: The Dreamboats made their “sophomore” appearance at the town hall on Thursday, June 28 and they brought back with them their fab harmonies, skilled musicianship, humor and smooth moves – and yes, things got a little sweaty again. Although the hall didn’t reach the fevered temperature it did the year previous as the AC kept up with the outdoor heat, there was still a need for the loan of a town hall t-towel or two to keep the band comfortable. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)

42587160184_074935f381_kJuly 11 - Issue 470 - THIS IS NOT A DRILL! FIRE CALL INTERRUPTS ANNUAL FIREMEN'S BREAKFAST: Bayfield Firefighters answered a call to a trailer in Paul Bunyan Family Resort on Saturday morning right in the middle of their annual breakfast - a first for the firefighters. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)  

42836940845_d90e42ed05_kAug. 1 - Issue 473 - BRVTA -
ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE ALONG WOODLAND TRAIL ATTRACTS THREE DOZEN HIKERS: On Sunday, July 29, a pilgrim hike was led by hike leaders from the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA), including, Chris Bowers (far left), to mark St. James Day.(Photo by Jack Pal0  

43173901354_249076063d_kAug. 8 - Issue 474 - PIONEER PARK ASSOCIATION -IMPRESSIVE NUMBERS PARTICIPATE IN FUN RACE: The turn-out of cyclists was once again tremendous and all ages participated. (Photo by Graham Pounder)  

43401501845_1989885f61_bAug. 29 - Issue 477 - BAYFIELD LIONS' CLUB -
EIGHT CAR OWNERS BRAVED THE HEAVY RAINS: Heavy rains made for a wet ride for the owners of the horseless carriages that did arrive in Clan Gregor Square on Saturday morning. (Photo by Adriaan Schreuder)


This week we continue our look back on the Bayfield that was from May 1 to Aug. 29, 2018.

We would like to extend a thank you to all who take the time to write in and share their comments about our weekly online publication some of these notes are filtered through this retrospective.

We would also like to thank the organizations and individuals who made financial donations to the Bayfield Breeze this year. Every contribution is very much appreciated in helping us produce our weekly issues.

And a reminder that we can also be found at Like us and we will be sure to reach 600 followers in no time at all!


Thank you so much for your hard work on the Bayfield Breeze. I have a cottage in Bayfield and love your publication and realise how much work it must be. I would be lost without reading it.
Thanks. – C.H.


I can’t imagine waking up on Wednesday without the Breeze. We truly appreciate all you do. – P.M.


I have just read, with pleasure, this week’s Breeze. As is most often the case, upon reading the last word, I say what a great job Melody does! However, unless I write you and share this thought you would never know how much your efforts are here goes. Thank you, Melody. – S.B.


You bring great joy to us weekly as we read up on all the local happenings. Please accept a little of that joy in return. Happy New Year! - T.D.

41771316202_a460ee432f_kMay 1 - Issue 460 - BAYFIELD LIONS' CLUB - TWO THOUSAND TOUR HOME AND GARDEN SHOW: Home4Good launched the 2018 issue of their Bayfield without Wheels brochure at the Home and Garden Show. Leslie Bella posed with the brochures that provide information to help those who live in the area but are unable to drive, or whose driving is limited for any reason. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)

42419865201_1ab302ac95_kMay 30 - Issue 464 - BLUEWATER BABES -
Bob Clark, proprietor of Kildonan House, with Jan Cottle, guest speaker, at a special luncheon held by the Bluewater Babes to mark the occasion of the marriage of HRH Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. (Submitted photo)

38042939741_5688e69ac8_kJune 13 - Issue 466 - COMMUNITY CONSULTATION ON ARENA FUTURE BEGINS TONIGHT: The Municipality of Bluewater has contracted Monteith & Brown Planning Consultants to conduct a feasibility study on the future uses of the Bayfield Arena and Community Centre.

42548910545_1381451ce5_kJuly 18 - Issue 471 - PIONEER PARK ASSOCIATION -COMMUNITY AT THE HEART OF RUMMAGE SALE SUCCESS: Volunteer Jane Rowat helped Danielle Tarnawski with a special purchase. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)  

42207780120_ae57a03dab_kAug. 15 - Issue 475 - TRINITY ANGLICAN CHURCH - ECLETIC MIX OF ANTIQUES AND VINTAGE FINDS AT SHOW: All ages participated in the Vintage Fashion Parade on Opening Night highlighting fashions from the 1950s to the 1980s. All of these colourful looks were from JMR Collections on Bayfield's Main Street. (Photo by Olga Palmer)  

42334407840_29ad694bd9_kAug. 22 - Issue 476 - BAYFIELD AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY - HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 162ND FAIR FROM THE PAST PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE: "Miss T the Bubble Queen" performed her Bubbleology Show for all ages in the Bayfield Arena on Saturday afternoon as part of the activities at the 162nd Bayfield Community Fair. Katie Tyler, assisted Miss T with bubble "magic" science. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)  




PIXILATED — images of the weeks (462-477)



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I am looking for the Bayfield that is a delight to the eye – please share photos with a touch of whimsy, beauty, humor or a sense of fun. If you are to include people in your photos be sure to have their permission to publish their picture on-line and also send in their names and where they are from. And don’t forget to tell me who took the photo for proper credit to be issued







Melody Falconer-Pounder


It’s just another New Year’s Eve**…outside it is raining, the cat is curled up a sleep on the couch beside me and after the excitement of last week our home is very, very quiet. The decorations are all packed away and the house has that super minimalist, clean look that always takes some getting used to once the holidays are over.

Our suitcases are packed and the passports sit in readiness because if all goes according to plan, by the time you read this Wednesday morning we should be in Florida waiting to be welcomed aboard a cruise ship - Panama Canal bound. It is a journey I’ve always wanted to take and our first “warm” weather holiday in five years. We are going to celebrate a good friend’s 50th on this trip and I hope we can do our best to make all her birthday wishes come true!

It may very well be just another Auld Lang Syne but I wish it to be one of the best for you and yours.

Welcome to 2019. – Melody

P.S. Cheers to a little Barry Manilow!**


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