Patti Barnes

Well hello there,

Welcome to my little corner of the internet

I’m Patti, and I am:
  • A busy mum of 5,
  • Wife to the love of my life since 1992,
  • A voracious reader of many genres,
  • An enthusiastic, if not entirely successful cook,
  • The type of crafter who tries hard but whose results never look like the picture,
  • Homeschooler of 2 children with an additional two homeschool graduates
  • A proud mother-in-law who is trying not to wait excitedly for grandbabies,
  • The organizer of appointments and records for our family with an alphabetti-spaghetti of medical conditions.
  • A blogger since 2011
  • A freelance writer since 2012

We are lucky enough to live in Vancouver, British Columbia – the most beautiful place on earth – immigrating here from England in 2003. Two of our kids are autistic and one has a mild cerebral palsy. In addition, all memebers of our family have at leaset two medical conditions! so there’s always something to do & somewhere to go.

Having left the business world for a far more hectic and high-pressure life at home, I unexpectedly discovered that I love being a stay at home mom. My greatest ambition, at the moment, is to sit down and drink an entire cup of tea, without interruption, while it’s still hot.

So pull up a chair, get comfy and, hopefully, enjoy what scrolls across your page. Please comment or email me – I love to hear from you, my readers – without you I’m just a crazy lady writing to no one.

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I wish to acknowledge that this content comes to you from my office on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded Indigenous territories of the ʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. As a guest in this beautiful land, I am thankful, and consider it a privilege to be able to live and work here.