Forgotten Hill Bed & Breakfast

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Naramata, B.C


A strange noise

The phone rings and I answer.
“There is a problem with the toilet in the Elephant Room” she announces at the other end.
“What kind of problem?” I ask cautiously. I tend to be cautious with problems. Problems can go only two ways: minor, or major. So anytime there is a “problem”, I’m careful.

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Another uninvited visitor

I saw it at the back of the garage when I came out of the house, a fresh cup of coffee in hand. The marmot was busy inspecting some stuff on a wooden shelf I have there. It was standing on its back legs, grabbing something with its “hands”. Marmots don’t really have “hands” but…

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Partridge with the porridge

From the spring through the late fall, we usually take our morning coffee outside, under the veranda.

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Table Crashing

Visualize this: you’re sitting outside, enjoying a glass of wine, admiring the view, looking at the stars. It’s summer, it’s 25°C (77°F) and around 10 pm.

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Fooled… Again.

I spotted it out of the corner of my eye, as I was picking up some keys from the top of a piece of furniture we have in the entrance…

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Dinner for one

A tragedy for one, dinner for another.

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A talented singer

It was summer. At that period of the year, the sky is bright by 4:30 am. I was awake, not much choice about it since the bedroom windows face east. It was so bright in there that one could have read even though the metal blinds were shut.

That’s when I heard it…

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Intruder Alert!

It’s funny the way we “see”. At first we did not notice it. What we noticed was a series of unusual little… pellets on top of the baseboard.

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Being Invisible

We were moving some boxes, the other day, and coming up the back pathway when Ben spotted a young field mouse among the gravel at the edge of the path.

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Quails, quails, quails everywhere

Quails are everywhere here, from early spring until the late fall. They are also around in winter, but are not seen as readily. The females usually walk around, preoccupied with their search for things to eat. Very often, they are so distracted that they will walk into the oddest place, including the garage, the verandah…

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