When my son moved away from home and I married I was too attached to my home to sell it and so I turned it into a Guest House/B&B. Whenever I travel I love it when I can stay at a good friend’s house – especially if they are away! Then I can cook and move through life much as I do at home. And so I created Almost Home. My friend Meshell came up with “for the Artful Lodger”. Mostly it is artful lodgers who find me.
If you were to do a search on me you’d find lots of links to my life in theatre and film. I teach acting as a sessional instructor at the local college, ran a theatre company for 17 years and created an event Burning Away the Winter Blues that is still happens every year around the spring equinox. There is a short video on YouTube or search the title of the event. I am the woman calling “Blues to burn away”. Recently I directed a play on substance abuse that toured the Yukon and I have directed two short films. You can see them if you want when you come!
My son is now a young man and off on his life adventures. My fantastic husband and I have a second house in the country so – well – you’ll be like an old friend visiting another old friend – who isn’t often home.
The Yukon and Whitehorse are fun. Book early in the summer thought. With bicycle relay races and canoe races and music festivals and international sports events it is BUSY. There is always live music somewhere and the arts scene is so vibrant it should have a color named after it.