About Bonnie

Born and raised on Vancouver Island, I am a middle child. My older brother lives in Nanaimo. My younger brother has passed away, but I am blessed to have his wife and two sons in my life.

When I'm not working, I love to travel with my husband, Alan. Fortunately we share a great interest in seeing the world and have been blessed with vacations in Europe, cruises and many short getaways closer to home.

We have a Honda Gold Wing 1800 that I love for all the trunk space and the comfy seats. We've had many wonderful tours on Vancouver Island and others to the Okanagan and the Cariboo. Our longer rides have included the Oregon Coast, including Crater Lake, and a three week excursion to the Napa Valley, San Francisco, Yosemite, the Sawtooth Mountain range in Idaho then back home via Nelson and Kelowna. I hated to stop.

My great passion (other than Alan of course) is cooking and entertaining, and I delight in having guests over to partake in everything from a simple barbeque to an eight course formal dinner. Alan says he enjoys it when I use him to experiment with new recipes. Along with this love of food, we have been working at becoming familiar with wine from around the world and pairing with the various dishes I prepare. This is a tough job, but someone has to do it!

I don't have a lot of time for gardening, but when I do get a chance to muddle around in the soil, I find it a peaceful pass time. We have a beautiful garden lot in Saanich West that has every exposure, so I can plant flowers, shrubs and trees for both the shade and full sun. My favourite part is the kitchen garden where I grow herbs that I flavor my cooking with almost every day.

Life speeds by us... we need to enjoy every second.