Olympics Day 1 and Homespunspa Was There!

Olympics Day 1 and Homespunspa Was There!

by Maria Koropecky, citizen journalist The Olympic torch blew through my town today. I found out by fluke that the Olympic Torch Relay for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games was actually coming through my little town of Saanichton, BC. And on Day 1 of all days. I had no idea when I was blogging about …

Let Your 5 Senses Guide You Through The Forest This Fall

Let Your 5 Senses Guide You Through The Forest This Fall

By Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner I’m lucky enough to live down the street from a lovely park that I don’t visit nearly often enough. Centennial Park is filled with grand trees and all kinds of plant life. There’s also a creek that trickles along the western perimeter. I like to walk along the path and …

Nightmare, Sleep Terror or Ghost?

Nightmare, Sleep Terror or Ghost?

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner “‘Twas the month of Halloween and all through the house, not a creature was stirring…” until I sprung up from the depths of sleep like a bat out of hell. I saw — and felt — plain as day — a bald man standing over me at the foot of …

Somebody call 9-1-1

Somebody call 9-1-1

By Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner I had the chance to mix and mingle with local off-duty firemen on Thursday night at the 2010 Greater Victoria Firefighter Calendar launch party charity event. The cocktail party was held at the Bard and Banker – a space that used to be this massive year-round Christmas store on Government …

5K all the way!

5K all the way!

By Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner On Sunday, October 4th, 2009, I reached a new milestone in my life. I participated in the CIBC Run for the Cure for breast cancer with huge trepidation and managed to run the whole 5-kilometre course non-stop. It was quite an accomplishment for me and I’m so glad I did …