Featured Image: View from my front door
The view from my front door

Welcome to ‘Gaelyne’s Sanctuary’. If you’ve visited in the past (welcome back!) you probably noticed I’ve given my site a new name and look. I’ve spent several months working on this revamp – mostly trying to find the time to work on it. I chose the name ‘sanctuary’ because I found working on it has given me a sense of peace while the rest of my world seems to be falling apart. My husband was fighting lung cancer, so life was a little crazy then. It’s a place where I can come and make one small corner of the world a little brighter.

I have a variety of interests but they boil down to cooking, writing, taking photos and playing Bingo on Facebook. I hope you enjoy your visit and feel free to talk to me in comments or on the contact page.

What's in my Sanctuary?

My Blog

I had a few off-site blogs before deciding to have a blog on my own site. I don't blog very often, but when I have something I want to share, I'll write about it. The topics range from general, fitness, cancer, diabetes, vaping and maybe a rant here and there.

Recipes

I love cooking, sharing recipes and enjoying myself in the kitchen. Most are recipes I wanted to share with my kids or have available so I wouldn't lose them. I don't do fancy stuff, but I like challenging myself with learning to cook something I've never made before.

Photos

I enjoy taking photos with my camera and have a few projects I do such as Photo of the Day, and 12 of 12 days and a group on Flickr and Facebook called Challenge Friday. If I happen to cook something I'm pleased with, I'll often take a photo of it for my pic of the day. Mostly the photos I take are snapshots of my life, which is pretty mundane, I think. But my world is different from what my family in the USA experiences so sharing seems a nice thing to do.

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Photo a Day 2019

These photos are my Photo a Day 2019 selections.  I don’t take pics everyday, but I try to on most days, even if it’s pretty

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Photo a Day 2018

These photos are my Photo a Day 2018 selections.  I don’t take pics everyday, but I try to on most days, even if it’s pretty

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Challenge Friday

I’ve joined another photo group, where a challenge word is given on Fridays and we have a week to take photos that represent our interpretations

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Random Instagram Pics

My Facebook Fitness Page

8Jan22 I set up my oil diffuser for an hour of really nice fragrance and set the colours on the diffuser to random.  It's a nice way to end the evening. #2022pad #diffuser #aromatherapy #relaxing
15Dec21  I got my booster shot! It was 4 months to the day since my 2nd vaccination.  It took about half an hour from the time I walked in until I was finished, and most of that time was either filling out forms or waiting the 15 minutes after I had my shot.  #2021pad #covid19 #vax #booster #latergram
31Dec21  Well I got that one in the nick of time.  I earned this by walking 53.2 km in the month of December.  Woot!  #applewatch #award #december2021award #122021 #latergram
5Jan22  This is my 2nd Grandchild.  This was from a video they made playing We will Rock You on an organ.  You just can't beat such a great smile!! #2022pad #grandkid
7Jan22  My Christmas card from America came with an official NASA First Moon Landing stamp.  Which I'm keeping.  That was part of my childhood.  #nasa #moonlanding #stamp
3Jan22  Happy New Year!  Please excuse my bad handwriting.  I won't have to guess next Christmas which annoyingly huge Wemo power switch is the one for the Christmas tree, because I've finally marked it!  Yes, I took my tree down today.  I forgot to take a photo of it in process so this will have to do!  #2022pad #christmasdone #happynewyear2022
11Feb22  Noble and Neurmal just hanging out.  This is the first time I've seen Noble on the back of the couch since he became a tripod kitty.  He's getting a lot more confident at trying new things and keeping his balance.  He's a great role model!  #2022pad #catsofinstagram  #tripodkitty #threeleggedcatsofinstagram #latergram
5 Jan22 Neurmal hides herself in one of her little cubby holes.  I think she's checking to see if anyone is watching. #catsofinstagram #playinghideandseek
07Feb22  A New Years postcard from my youngest - "I mailed that a month ago!" Hey, I'm just happy it arrived!  This is their artwork and they are most happiest hiking in the mountains.  I love the colours on this!  #2022pad #NewYear22 #latergram
24Dec21 And this is of course, His Highness, Erik, the Great Grandfather.  And proud to be too!  He was a wee bit tired as he cooked all the meat for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day too!  #xmaseve #goodfriends great-food #latergram

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