Welcome to Sandy’s blog. It has a little bit of everything.

Photo’s from Asia, China, Canada  and US.

Travel bits on people and places there.

Food, recipes and oddities.

It’s primarily to capture stuff I am sure to forget.

After reading other people’s blogs, I realized that my introduction was a little sparse. So a bit more about me.

I am an amateur photographer, writer and traveler. I used to work 24/7 with high-tech computer software.  One day I realized that I was missing out on a low-tech human world. I decided to break from corporate life and rediscover the joys of creative writing and photography. I’ve been exploring ever since.

Over the last ten+ years I’ve split my time living in Toronto, Beijing and Singapore.  After retiring and returning to Canada, hubby and I considered relocating outside of the big city. We fell in love with the wild Pacific coast in British Columbia but we (me) couldn’t quite give up city life. Now, we split our time between Toronto and Ucluelet on Vancouver Island.  This blog captures some of what I’ve seen and a lot of what I remember.   It is a travel and culture blog with photos and thoughts on things out & about, here & there.

I hope you enjoy reading.


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  1. I can’t see where to click a ‘follow’ on your site but will continue looking. My site is new as I’m having an argument with WP about my other site (www.travels-with-my-camera-blog) for which they have taken money but now won’t allow me to post any images. I have had to write a letter (remember those?) to WP in the USA and hope to get an answer. Sorry about this long, involved comment, but you may wonder why there is nothing on my blog yet. Wait! It will come! Love your site and your style. Hope to follow and will enter some of your Friday comps.

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    1. Until you pointed it out, I didn’t realize there’s no Follow button on my About page. It’s a ‘feature’ of the WP template that I’m using – along with only having one footer and only allowing the Follow widget at the end of a post.

      To find my Follow widget, select any post to read (except my About page) and scroll all the way down to the end … past the Comments, past the Reply, past the Tags, past the Search … sheesh I don’t make it easy for you!

      Alternatively … you can go to the WordPress Reader and type my blog name there. It’ll take you to the Reader view of my blog & there’s a Follow bottom in the upper left side.

      Other Alternatively … if you go directly to http://www.thesandychronicles.blog on the landing view, you’ll see the WordPress Follow button in the lower right corner. It’s on the landing view only, when you scroll down it will disappear.

      I hope your issue with WordPress clears up soon. I’ll be looking out for you!

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    1. It’s good to be unique, yes? There’s an old Japanese saying that a nail that sticks up gets hammered down. Luckily … I’m not Japanese πŸ˜‰ Thanks for following my blog. I hope it’ll keep you amused.

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    1. My background helps – I’m not easily intimidated by random acts of software πŸ™‚ Thanks for following my blog Amanda. I appreciate your comments and look forward to hearing more from you! – Sandy


  2. Dear Sandy, I’d like to nominate you for the Liebster Award. No pressure to accept, although I’d be happy if you’d accept and take part πŸ™‚ Check out the details on my blog. Thanks, Debora (I’d really appreciate if you accept and would love to read your answers!)


    1. Debora,
      I am tickled pink that you like my blog enough to nominate it. I need to think & work on this. As your blog says, it seems like a lot of work … especially about such a boring subject (Me). I will follow your lead by doing this in parts, starting with your questions πŸ™‚
      Thanks for the nomination. I’ll display the logo with pride !

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