One list to rule them all

March is springtime, the moment of renewal, the return of cherry blossoms and the perfect excuse to refresh our wardrobes. After a winter of rain and gloom, blue sky and flowers are welcome indeed. For the locals, there is also the annual running of the goats.

In the spirit of sparkly new things, there was of course our weekend retreat detailed in our newsletter, plus the standing room only Collaborative Creativity workshop March 10 in Nanaimo. Note the celebratory beverage:

Corsette celebration


Other new things include many plans for future stories—more Corsair’s Cove as well as my solo projects. There’s a brand new calendar on my wall, and I spent part of this past weekend making sure all my dates are captured in multi-colored inks. I also amalgamated a zillion notes, lists and stickies into a coherent one-pager. Now I can see at least a little of my desk. It would be easier if I was able to use electronic prompts effectively, but I seem to enjoy the comfort of physical lists that I can scribble on and cross out.

My desk

I’d say this was simple in the extreme and not worth mentioning except for the amount of paper I recycled by the end. Trees died in the name of my productivity. So here you go–proof of the semi-tidy desk with obligatory teacup, stuffed toys and the topic list to the right. I can actually see wood!


Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

There are many legends about Ireland’s foremost patron saint, and we love them all! It’s said he used the three leaves of the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity so, because Saint Patrick’s Day falls within Lent, restrictions on drinking alcohol were lifted for the day. It became a tradition to drown the shamrock by putting it in the bottom of a glass and filling it with beer or whisky, hence the modern tradition of drinking green beer on March 17th.

Here at Corsair’s Cove we’ve left out the shamrock, but the gang at Zephyr’s Rest and the Corsettes (the Corsair’s Cove creators) wish you fair winds, following seas, and a very happy Saint Patrick’s Day!