Blog by Betsy Carstairs

29 1108 RIVERSIDE Close, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

March 25th, 2013

I just finished uploading this Townhouse for sale, 29 1108 RIVERSIDE Close, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

Open plan end unit with mountain views & green outlook. Features masterbedroom with deluxe ensuite & adjoining bonus library/computer room up, great room on main with high ceilings & wood flooring & ground level playroom with doors leading to fenced back yard AND guest 4th bedroom. Cl ...

New Zealand, roads

March 17th, 2013
Taking the road up to Whistler BC is a piece of cake compared to these New Zealand roads. This is but 1 of many many hair pin turns on the South Islands road up from Nelson to Takkaka & the beautiful Golden Bay. Well worth the trip but was a bit of a "white knuckler". Thank goodness I picked up a hitch hiker who helped keep me keep on the LEFT side of the road. Going over the white line on th ...

Vietnam Honey

March 10th, 2013
Vietnam honey purchaseVietnam Honey coneVietnam honeyVietnam rooster When I am in Vietnam I love getting up at sunrise & biking through the rice fields. One stumbles across the most interesting things. Today we came across a woman on a motorcycle selling honey. Yes the bees nestcomplete with lots of the bees were in this large plastic bucket!!! Talk about fresh!!!!  We negotiated a purchase of the liquid gold stressing that we would prefer the honey without t ...

New Zealand, concerts

March 6th, 2013
Hawkes Bay Concert 3Hawkes Bay Concert 2Hawkes Bay Concert 1When I was in New Zealand last month I went to the Mission Hills WInery Music Festival  held once a year in the beautiful Art Deco city of Hawkes Bay in the North Island. Reluctantly  I pulled my self away from Golden Bay's gorgeous beaches & Nelson's music & sailing scene to head north to listen to Carole King...revisit my youth & the power of the songs she sang in the '60s. I stayed in a B& ...